Forest Hill Stud is situated on the East Coast of Australia on the beautiful Central Coast, 1 hour North of Sydney and 45 minutes South of Newcastle, easily accessible in either direction from the F3 Freeway.
The Main house sits on a hill at the head of the Yarramalong Valley with commanding views down the valley floor, bounded by the Watagan Forest across the river to the North and the Ourimbah State Forest nearly opposite the main drive. The area abounds with State Forests and National Parks.
The farm is set on 25 Hectares descending down the hill to the river and is bordered by over 1 km of river frontage. The stud facilities include 3 barns, 2 round yards, an 8 horse walker and treadmill plus several homes and apartments for both staff and guests.
Forest Hill Stud is just 20 minutes from the Coast and the Pacific Ocean, the nearest beaches being Shelly Beach, The Entrance, Terrigal and Avoca, all famous for their superb beaches and favourite weekend and holiday destinations for Sydneysiders and International travellers. The area is comprised of a great lakes system which include The Tuggerah Lakes, Brisbane Waters and the Pittwater..
From June to October, the huge but friendly Humpback Whales pass through the coastal waters around the Central Coast on their annual migration. In winter they head north from the feeding grounds in the Southern Ocean, to the warm tropical Pacific Ocean, where they mate and return south with their calves in the spring.
Forest Hill Stud is located 40 minutes south of the famous Hunter Valley Wine growing region, which has more than 80 boutique winneries as well as the large commercial vineyards such as Tyrell’s, Penfolds, McGuiggan’s, McWilliam’s , Tulloch’s and Drayton’s to name a few. The Pokolbin area of the vineyards is also home to The Hunter Valley Gardens, The Cheese Factory and Antiques and Craft Stores.
Forest Hill is ideally situated being close to Sydney, only just over 1 hour by car, or 1 ½ hours by train. Rail services leave from Central Station in Sydney, to Wyong Station, every 30 minutes. The scenic train journey passes through the surrounding mountains and forests of the Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park before crossing the Pittwater and Brisbane Waters lakes systems which run to the Pacific ocean.
With the forest opposite we have access to miles of trails through the State forest, perfect for pleasure riding or endurance training.
We have a fully contained Guest Cottage which is available for Interstate and International Guests.
All Visitors are warmly welcomed.
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