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Hunter state forests offer fun and adventure


Looking for a fun and free experience for your family in the last few weeks of the school holidays?

If you answered in the affirmative, then put Hunter and Central Coast State forests on top of the list.

While the benefits are many, it’s also a great way to connect with nature.

Forestry Corporation’s Hunter and Central Coast partnerships leader Jessica Brine said State forests offered a lot to people wanting to get away for a day trip.

“We encourage everyone to add them to their plans, you can even take the family dog,” she explained.

“But, it’s an opportunity to support local businesses along the way, too.

“Barrington Tops is now fully-accessible and the Basin Campground is now reopened.

“So, there are plenty of reasons to get out in nature… just before school starts up again.”

Visitors are reminded to check the Forestry Corporation website for closures and notices, stick to main roads and be mindful of dangers.

“People need to be aware of potential flood damage to forest infrastructure, particularly on side tracks, minor roads and walking tracks,” Ms Brine said.

And, with more than two million hectares of State forests across NSW, there are still plenty of unique places to discover and activities to share.

“Our State forests have spectacular scenery and award-winning visitor attractions,” Ms Brine added.

“I urge anyone who hasn’t visited in a while to download our free VisitForests app and discover great locations to enjoy these holidays.  

“Visitors can also follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information on special places to visit.”

For further information about visitor experiences and closures, go to

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