Yeranda and surrounds
Yeranda is a 140 acre bush property situated at the northern end of the verdant Main Creek valley. It is a 20 minute drive from Dungog, a charming small country town 2-3 hours north of Sydney (2 hours north of the start of the Pacific Motorway at Wahroonga). Yeranda is completely forested with numerous walking tracks winding through the bush. The cottages are secluded and well separated from each other and from the manager's house. Yeranda is a popular destination for guests looking for complete privacy and the cottages are an ideal retreat from the stress of city life - a place to wind down and relax among the tall trees, or as a base to explore the surrounding bush. Yeranda adjoins Chichester State Forest which has some picturesque places to visit such as Jerusalem Creek Falls and Telegherry Forest Park. If you wish to explore a little further afield, Blue Gum Loop and Rocky Crossing an hours drive away in the Barrington Tops National Park are excellent bushwalks. You'll see massive, ancient Sydney Blue Gums, giant strangler figs and waterfalls of the headwaters of the Williams River. Yeranda is owned by Ros Runciman who managed the property with her husband Kevin as a highly successful ecotourism business for over 20 years. After a couple of years helping the oldies out their son, Dave, took over management of the business at the start of 2017.
In Dungog you'll find plenty of places to dine out - four cafes and a bakery, a traditional pub, modern microbrewery, a bowls and RSL club, and a pizzeria. Dungog also has antique stores, a gallery, art and craft shops, a large IGA supermarket, greengrocer and the James Theatre, a beautiful old cinema famous for being the oldest purpose built cinema in Australia. On Saturday mornings the local growers market at the CWA building is an ideal place to buy cheap, fresh, locally grown produce including sourdough and pastries from Fosterton Biodynamic Farm.