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 The Knob Lookout, Telegherry Picnic Area, Dundungra Falls and Problem Creek Falls. 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. Jerusalem Creek Falls, about half an hours drive from Yeranda on the south-western edge of Barrington Tops NP is also a spectactular sight after heavy rain. 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 - five cafes and a bakery, three pubs, modern microbrewery, a bowls and RSL club, and a pizzeria. Dungog also has a range of interesting shops catering to the tourist and bike riding markets, a large IGA supermarket, a wonderful community run whole food co-op and the James Theatre, a beautiful old cinema famous for being the oldest continuously operating 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. The Dungog Common is a popular mountain biking destination.