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About Anketell Forest

Anketell Forest is a 2000ac wildlife refuge and pet friendly accommodation venue on 2000 acres just off the New England Hwy between Tenterfield & Deepwater, NSW.

The forested granite boulder hills are an integral part of the vital Deepwater / Bolivia Hill bio-region and wildlife corridor linking the eastern coastal ranges with the western slopes and plains.

Anketell Forest is home to a multitude of endemic plant and animal species including many listed as endangered or vulnerable such as Bolivia wattle (Acacia pycnostachya) pictured above. This beautiful and unique wattle is one of a number of plant species endemic to the small Bolivia Hill range on the northern New England tablelands in NSW between Deepwater and the QLD border.

Look up, look down, look sideways, look slowly. There is native flora and fauna everywhere at Anketell Forest. It’s not lush like the coast, nor sparse like the west. It’s something different: very old high country with huge granite boulders exposed by the eons. And everywhere there is soil, there is life. Come look.

Relax in Nature

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Bolivia Hill wattle plants on slope

Contact Us


Mobile: 0469 252 744


Mail: PO Box 5, Deepwater, NSW, 2371

Address: Lot 134
Mc Cowans
Deepwater Nsw 2371


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