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Anketell Forest is just 5 minutes off the New England Hwy between Tenterfield and Deepwater, NSW.

☯ Turn west off the New England Hwy 14km north of Deepwater (just south of Bolivia Hill) into Castlerag Rd.

☯ Take the next right (about 3km) into McCowans Rd. The intersection is marked with a road sign as well as an Anketell Forest / Tor Cottage sign.

☯ Once on McCowans Rd, keep left and continue for about 2kms until you see the second Anketell Forest sign.

☯ Cross the grid and take the right hand track to The Shearing Shed just ahead. Stop outside the Shearing Shed and toot your horn. We’ll then show you to your accommodation.

☯ Your GPS maps will tell fibs on the way to Anketell Forest from the highway. It will misspell Castlerag Rd (they include an extra ‘c’ – CastleCrag Rd) and tell you that McCowans Rd is up that (wrong) paddock track. You’ll be OK in a tractor but any other vehicle will eventually bog or bottom out in a paddock. The surest route to Anketell Forest is via the directions above.

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From Grafton (2hrs)

Take the Gwyder Highway west from Grafton. Climb up the range past the entrances to Washpool and Gibralter Range National Parks.

Continue up the range and along the plateau and take the turn off on your right to Tenterfield and Dundee.

Travel west to the T-intersection with the New England Highway.

Turn right toward Deepwater and Tenterfield. Pass through Deepwater and continue north for about 14kms.

Castlerag Rd is on the left, and is the only left hand turn on this part of the road. Look for the yellow intersection sign on the highway (the corner can be tight).

Turn left into Castlerag Rd and continue for about 3km.

McCowans Rd is the first road on the right and is marked with a road-sign.

Anketell Forest is at the end of McCowans Rd. Look for the Anketell Forest signs.

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From Glen Innes (45min)

Head north along the New England Highway toward Deepwater and Tenterfield.

Pass through Deepwater and continue north for about 14kms.

Castlerag Rd is on the left, and is the only left hand turn on this part of the road. Look for the yellow intersection sign on the highway (the corner can be tight).

Turn left into Castlerag Rd and continue for about 3km.

McCowans Rd is the first road on the right and is marked with a road-sign.

Anketell Forest is at the end of McCowans Rd. Look for the Anketell Forest signs.

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From Tenterfield (25min)

Head south along the New England Highway toward Deepwater and Glen Innes. Ascend Bolivia Hill.

Approximately 1km after reaching the plateau at the top of the hill there is a road sign on the left and right, and a right-hand turning lane into Castlerag Rd.

Turn right into Castlerag Rd and continue for about 3km.

McCowans Rd is the first road on the right and is marked with a road-sign.

Anketell Forest is at the end of McCowans Rd. Look for the Anketell Forest signs.

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