Callicoma Hill Eco-Cabins offers complete peace and quiet in the mountains, surrounded by the forest and views over the Hunter Valley.
Stay in a self-contained three bedroom eco-cabin. Alternatively, there is a separate simple 10-bed bunkhouse and a large bush camping area set up specially for groups.
It is a peaceful retreat where you can enjoy fresh air, views, walks, and native wildlife. Callicoma Hill is 45 minutes north of Singleton, and an hour from the edge of the vineyard areas. It is near Mount Royal National Park and the world heritage listed rainforests of the Barrington Wilderness.
Enjoy mountain, cloud and sunset views 70 kilometres across the Hunter Valley. Watch kangaroos and listen to the birds. Take an easy bushwalk or challenge yourself by climbing a nearby mountain with spectacular views. Or simply sit on the verandah and do nothing!
The eco-cabin is set near the edge of the forest, is self-contained and features environmentally sustainable design and technology, such as solar electricity and a wood fired stove for cooking and water heating.
The bunkhouse and camping areas are set in their own private forest clearing, where you can relax and enjoy the nature surrounding you....
At Serenity Grove they look forward to enhancing your Hunter experience. Relax in a rural setting in the Hunter Valley Wine Region; there is native wildlife, award winning vineyards and olive groves all local to their own olive grove and cattle property, in this picturesque valley.
There are two fully self-contained three bedroom cottages nestled in a grove of sheoaks on a rural setting, at the foot of Yango National Park, with a commercial grove of olives and grazing cattle, wild kangaroos and native bird life.
Situated adjacent to established award winning vineyards, the cottages sleep up to 10 persons per cottage with two bathrooms in each cottage. They offer competitive rates.
They now have a pergola (100 square metres) built from timbers on the property, which provides an ideal venue for groups or family reunions. Catering can be arranged if required.
There is no smoking inside the cottages.
Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Bulga Bridge over Wollombi Brook. The Bulga Bridge is a representative example of Dare timber truss road bridges.
The Dare truss design is a variation of the Howe truss arrangement of the Allan truss design, substituting a pair of steel channels for the bottom steel chord and employing simplified bottom chord joints by eliminating the pin as used in the DeBurgh truss. By replacing the bottom timber chord with a steel member the structural performance of the bridge design was increased.
The Dare truss bridges have the highest survival rate of the five truss types, with 18 still in existence in 2009 (of the 44 built). In fact the first one, completed in 1905 over the MacDonald River at Bendemeer, is still in existence as a footbridge....