Over 1500ac of Anketell Forest is rare old-growth New England woodland forest managed as a private reserve for conservation and wildlife.
The high-altitude forest (930m – 1100m) is rich in biodiversity and strewn with huge boulder and granite outcrops hosting micro-climates and habitats for many rare and endangered plants and critters.
Located at the narrow northern end of the New England Tablelands just west of Bolivia Hill, Anketell Forest is part of a unique bio-region with a vital role to play in habitat conservation.
Anketell Forest is home to over 100 bird species from tiny colourful wrens to the majestic powerful owl. You can enjoy the bird life with the help of a booklet kindly produced by Scott O’Keeffe and available for download on the right. This 12 page A5 booklet lists the known birds of the region and highlights those seen on Anketell Forest. Download it here: Bird List Booklet
Over the years we has developed a network of tracks for management purposes which are perfect for bush walking with loops ranging from 1.5km to 12km. Not all tracks are signposted. Dogs on a leash are welcome. Guest vehicles are not permitted beyond the accommodation.