The villages of Gresford and East Gresford are surrounded by pastured river flats, rolling hills and deep rainforest valleys that extend north to the majestic Barrington Tops plateau, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia’s World Heritage Area. The natural rural environment is the region’s greatest asset and provides many opportunities to explore.
It’s a paradise for the bush walker or photographer. There are visual delights around every corner… romantic churches in green fields, heritage homesteads and classic old bridges, ancient Antarctic beech forests and some of the cutest echidnas you could ever meet. Our scenic drives are appreciated by push bikers and car clubs alike.
The bounty of nature also supports food production… grass fed beef and dairy products, honey, poultry and eggs, lavender, citrus fruits, figs, olives, and wine grapes to mention a few. A number of local food producers have won awards for their gourmet products. Pick up some of the delicious locally produced TAR10 jams, preserves, chutneys, oils and relishes when you visit the Camyr Allyn boutique family winery on the outskirts of East Gresford. Or try some tasty olives on your visit to Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove on the Patterson River and maybe sample some cakes from the monthly markets at Clevedon if you are around on the third Sunday of the month. Find more local food producers in the side bar directory.
Our community loves to put on an event so there are a lot to choose from throughout the year. There’s the Gresford Show in March and the Rodeo in August or why not enter the Easter Saturday Billy Cart Derby and stay on for a few days… or weeks. There are plenty of places to stay whether you’re looking for camping, B&B, pub stay or private accommodation, even HelpX and WWOOFers find farms to stay at.
So what are you waiting for when there is so much to explore!
Dungog Visitor Information Centre
Website: click here
Corner Dowling and Brown Streets
PO Box 95 , Dungog NSW 2420
Tel: 02 4992 2212 Fax: 02 4992 2214
Trading Hours : Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Allyn and Paterson Valley Tourism website click here