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Just two and a half hours from Sydney, the Hunter Valley and particularly the Allyn and Paterson River Valleys, are a breathtaking hideaway for rest and relaxation with a plethora of activities for adventure seekers. Originating in the world famous Barrington Tops, the rivers are pristine and abound with native fish and platypus. The surrounding countryside consists of rolling hills and magnificent valleys.

For nature lovers there are walks through the countryside and Barrington Tops to be explored and enjoyed, picnics by pristine, platypus filled rivers, and an abundance of native Australian wildlife and birds to enjoy in their natural surrounds. 15976995_1329741827085513_6884348666824663692_nAt Camyr Allyn Homestead, you can sit on the veranda at sunset to watch the kangaroos graze nearby and the birdlife in our surrounding trees is unrivalled.

For adventurers, there are a plethora of mountain biking and golfing options in the vicinity, Lostock Dam for boating and fishing and incredible scenery to enjoy horse-riding.

For the foodies, although Pokolbin with all its viticulture and culinary delights is only a stone-throw away, there are also plenty of local restaurants to explore or consider enjoying a home-cooked meal by our in-house cook, Tracy. Please notify us in advance for any special party planning, picnic hampers or other special requests.

A couple of fun little diversions in the area include exploring the historic towns of Morpeth and Paterson and their cafes and gift shops for some great treats, and the Maitland Art Gallery for a divine lunch in a well-curated gallery.

Don’t forget we are a stunning 45min drive from the heart of the Pokolbin Wine Region and the region is well-placed for a lunch spot on the way to or from Camyr Allyn Homestead when driving from Sydney.

For the Barrington Tops region a comprehensive list of things to do can be found at Visit NSW and pop in “Barrington Tops”.

A fabulous fun website to peruse is that chooses fun villages across New South Wales to detail their happenings. Gresford is one of the chosen destinations, see Bonzle

See Gresford News for local happenings at Gresford News

Dungog Council also lists some local attractions with stunning country touring and other local highlights. See Dungog Shire Attractions