Our local attractions
There are many beautiful places to see and interesting things to do in our neck of the woods. Here are some local attractions worth taking a look at while you are here. Where necessary, we can organise picnic baskets and pre-book activities for you prior to your arrival, please organise this with us in advance.
1. Picnics – on-site or in the local Olney State Forest, or at Mangrove Creek Dam
There are numerous picnic sites at Noonaweena itself, however, if you wish to go further afield check out the Mangrove Creek Dam or Olney State Forest picnic sites in the Watagan mountains. There are walking trails, rainforests, waterfalls and rock pools to explore.
2. Central Coast Beaches
Noonaweena is an hour away from the aqua waters of Central Coast beaches suitable for swimming and surfing. The list includes Avoca Beach, Shelly Beach, Terrigal and Umina beaches.
It’s a scenic hour drive to wine country from Noonaweena, where you can sample the local vino and dine in great restaurants.
4. Yarramalong Macadamia Nut Farm
Experience the stunning menu and products of this working macadamia farm. It’s a great spot for morning or afternoon tea or a delicious lunch.
5. Horse riding or motor bike tours
See the region on horseback either on 3000 acres of private property at Glenworth Valley or explore the Watagan State Forest with Springfield Trails. If you prefer to make some noise, jump on the back of a Harley Davison and enjoy a road tour.
If you enjoy your time on the green, spend some time at The Springs Golf and Country Club, a championship 18 hole golf course in a stunning rural setting. The Mangrove Mountain Memorial Club and Golf Course is also within reach, a 9 hole course with 18 tees, currently extending to an 18 hole course.
7. Koolong Observatory
On a Friday or Saturday night, stargazers can observe a public show based on the phases of the moon.
8. Australian Reptile Park
If you really want to get in touch with nature, you can visit the Australian Reptile Park and get up close to kangaroos, crocodiles, platypus, echidnas and, of course, reptiles.
9. Adventure sports
For the more adventurous, get the heart rate pumping while abseiling, quad biking, kayaking, or a game of paintball or laser skirmish in the natural surrounds. The Treetop Adventure Park will also give you a thrill as you take in the scenery from above the Ourimbah State Forest.
10. Microlight adventures
Discover the magnificent aerial scenery as you soar with the eagles over the beautiful natural landscape in a small flying machine.
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