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.
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.
Canoes are available on request. This is a great sport and
lots of fun!
An interesting afternoon can be spent this way. And there
is often a reward! Yes, there really is gold in these hills!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.