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Be part of Turon - own your own cabin/block of land

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Horse Riding

Ride across the hillside, jump fallen trees, cross rocky streams. Arrange with the manager the day before if you would like an early ride. Hourly, half day or full day rates available for adults and children.

 
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  Trout Fishing

The crystal clear Turon River is a freshwater trout stream and perfect for all dedicated fly fisherman. The season extends from the October to June long weekends. Please bring your own fishing gear and license.

 

mountain cabin layout

 
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  Canoeing

Canoes are available on request. This is a great sport and lots of fun!

  Canoeing on the Turon River  
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  Gold Panning

An interesting afternoon can be spent this way. And there is often a reward! Yes, there really is gold in these hills!

  panning for gold  
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  Bushwalking

15 kilometres of river and thousands of acres of magical bushland to discover! Wildlife abounds. Turon Gates is an historic property, follow the old Chinese 'gold rush' water race up the river. A good walk and an explore is a must for all visitors.

  bushwalking  
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  Swimming

Swim in wonderful deep bush swimming holes against a shear cliff backdrop with Tarzan rope to swing on - a lovely way to keep cool in summer.

  swimming holes  
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  Star Gazing

At Turon we have crystal clear skies, sitting outside at night and enjoying the Milky Way is a treasured experience
  Star Gazing  
  Mountain Biking

Steep hills, river crossings and challenging tracks taking you across mountain ridges, where views are breathtaking. There’s acres of great back country to explore.

  mountain bikes  
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  A Game of Golf

There are great golf courses at Kandos and Mudgee. Guests are welcome at both clubs but bookings are necessary.

The Mudgee Golf club number is 6372 1811 www.mudgeegolfclub.com.au
The Kandos Henbury Golf Club number is 6379 4101 - a great bush course with weeping willows and mountains in the background

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  Camping

Camp with your family and friends along the river, pull up under a tree and enjoy old-fashioned camping in a natural landscape. Hot showers and toilet facilities are provided.

  camp by the river  
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  Turon Birds

A bird watchers paradise! The Capertee and Turon valleys are famous for their amazing varied species of bird population. One of our past 'bird watching' enthusiasts sighted and recorded 52 different birds in one weekend! See his list below. Aside from the most beautiful selection of colourful bush parrots, Eagle Hawk valley has long been famous for its soaring wedge-tail eagles!

White-faced Heron
Wood Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Wedge-tailed Eagle
Nankeen Kestrel
Masked Lapwing
Crested Pigeon
Galah
Eastern Rosella
Crimson Rosella
Red-rumped Parrot
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (heard only)
Kookaburra
Sacred Kingfisher
Azure Kingfisher
Southern Boobook (heard only)
Welcome Swallow
Tree Martin

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike
Eastern Yellow Robin
Richard's Pipit
Brown Songlark
Golden Whistler (heard only)
Grey Shrike-thrush
Willy Wagtail
Superb Fairy-wren
White-browed Scrubwren
Striated Thornbill
Buff-rumped Thornbill
Yellow-rumped Thornbill
Brown Thornbill
White-throated Treecreeper
Red-browed Treecreeper
Red Wattlebird
Noisy Friarbird
White-naped Honeyeater
Black-chinned Honeyeater
White-eared Honeyeater
Yellow-faced Honeyeater
White-plumed Honeyeater
Eastern Spinebill
Spotted Pardalote
Striated Pardalote
Red-browed Firetail
Diamond Firetail
Common Starling
Magpie-lark
White-winged Chough
Dusky Woodswallow
Pied Currawong
Australian Magpie
Australian Raven
  Crimson Rosella  
 
 
  ...or simply do nothing!   laze around in a hammock  
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Around Turon
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  Market Days

There are wonderful country craft and local produce markets.

There is a market at Mudgee every weekend.
1st weekend of the month is the Lions Club market at Rawson Park
2nd weekend of the month at St. Johns Anglican Church, opp the clock tower
3rd weekend of the month is St. Marys Farmers Fresh Produce market, also opp the Clock Tower
4th weekend of the month is the Railway Station Market down at the newly revamped Mudgee Railway Station

At Capertee on the third Sunday of each month 9-12 noon

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Mudgee
– just one hours’ drive further along the Mudgee Road.

There are more than 30 new and established wineries, many with tastings and cellar door sales. Mudgee has kept a unique Australian attitude towards this exciting industry and has remained a charming old-style township with a great array of local produce, craft stores and art galleries. Note: the Mudgee Wine festival is usually around mid-September each year.

 
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  Sofala
– a wonderful old mining town a four-wheel cross-country drive or in a two wheel drive vehicle via the Ilford turn-off.

Old dancing halls, general stores and hotels where fortunes were made and lost and where at one stage a population of 8,000 people lived a life we can only imagine! It is such an exciting and interesting place to visit - many buildings are still intact with ghosts and folklore to boot! Have lunch at the Sofala Café or the Old Sofala Gaol, enjoy an evanshire afternoon tea at the Post Office (best scones in the world there) – it's all good fun!

 

Sofala

 
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  The Blue Mountains
– Katoomba & Leura are also about an hour away.

Heaps of craft shops, coffee shops and wonderful old buildings and views greet you when you turn off the main highway into this grand holiday destination of yesteryear.

 

  Blue Mountains  
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  Bathurst
– also about an hour away.

A town rich in colonial history with traditional Australian architecture (buy a historic home pass) together with the vibrancy of a young university town. It is also the home of the Mount Panorama car races. There’s heaps to explore and great places to eat, Bathurst is one of the grandest towns in NSW.

  Bathurst  
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  Newnes Glow Worm Tunnel
– turn off Mudgee Rd between Lithgow and Lidsdale.

Fragile and beautiful the glow worms are always fascinating to children and adults alike. Part of the original WW2 Shale mining works, the natural flora and fauna around these tunnels are magical. Take a torch!

 

  Newnes  
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  The Great Western Plains Zoo
– you’re half way there!

The ‘Dubbo’ zoo as its often known is 2.5 hours further along the Castlereagh Highway. It’s where animals can be seen in a natural environment – you can rent a bike and ride around – and a day trip is easily managed when leaving Turon around 8 in the morning. Open 7 days.

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bird watching and canoeing at Turon
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