Macquarie Woods (FREE CAMP)
Located off Cashens Lane, Macquarie Woods covers an area of 600 hectares and was established in 1988 as a demonstration forest. It displays exotic conifer planted forests and has an area of native woodland which once dominated the landscape. This is made up of yellow box, Blakely’s red gum, red stringybark and apple box and other eucalypts in an expanse of native grass.
A large picnic area situated in the middle of the Forest with a camping area and information shelter completes the site.
This relatively unknown treasure offers picnicking and camping areas, walking tracks and a lookout with extensive views of the Macquarie Valley.
Macquarie Woods is situated on the Mitchell Highway about halfway between Bathurst and Orange.