Walking Anketell Forest

Kissing Rock is a hidden wonder. Anketell Forest and its valleys are indeed a treasure and it is a must for visitors to make the effort to walk the trails as there is a picture around every bend.
~ S&R, NSW, Dec 2013

With over 30km of pet-friendly walking tracks through 1500ac of old-growth boulder forest visiting some magnificent landscapes and vistas, Anketell Forest is its own bushwalking wonderland. Read more on the Bushwalking & Birdwatching page where you can download the Anketell Forest Mud Map and Bird Booklet.
Bushwalking & birding guides for Anketell Forest

The unique location of Anketell Forest on the Bolivia Range places it near to a variety of reserves that range from sub-alpine, temperate to sub-tropical environments including Washpool World Heritage Area (pictured below).

World heritage bushwalking nearby at Gibralter & Washpool National Parks

Nearby Parks & Reserves

Tourists looking out from Bald Rock
Mystery Face at Torrington450x450Bald Rock~60 mins north
Basket Swamp ~60 mins north
Bolivia Hill ~10 mins east
Boonoo Boonoo ~60 mins north
Gibraltar Range ~70 mins east
Girraween ~70 mins north
Kings Plains ~60 mins west
Kwiambal ~ 100 mins west
Torrington ~30 mins west
Washpool ~70 mins east


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