Olney State Forest

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  • Address: Watagan Forest Road, Laguna, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 08:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Forest, Trail, Camp, Walking Area, Tourist Center, Leisure, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature

About Olney State Forest, Cessnock

The Olney State Forest is an ideal place for camping and picnicking. The perfect getaway for nature lovers, the forest has several camping areas and nature trails suitable walking and biking. The Pines Picnic area, which is the most popular area in the forest, has a trail that leads to the Abbot Falls. The Casuarina Camping Area accommodates caravans and trailers and is located close to several trails. The Rock Lily Trail is a picturesque walk among rock lilies, geebungs and ferns. The Basin Camping area is open and grassy with easy access and a flowing creek that can be used for swimming in warmer months.

Olney State Forest Information

  • The trails are not maintained and visitors are advised to be cautious.
  • Ensure you carry enough food, refreshments and other important supplies.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that is weather appropriate.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Olney State Forest

  • 95% of people who visit Cessnock include Olney State Forest in their plan

  • 72.16% of people start their Olney State Forest visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 8 Hrs to see Olney State Forest

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Olney State Forest

People normally club together Tuggerah Lake and The Convict Trail while planning their visit to Olney State Forest.

People also prefer to start their day with Olney State Forest.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Olney State Forest, Cessnock Reviews

  • Too many bogans playing loud music at night

  • magnificent

  • It's a forest with decent accessibility. Leo in mind it's a state forest. Great for mountain biking, enduro or 4*4.

  • Watagan & Olney State Forest is a real gem. Close to the M1 for easy access. Perfect for picnics and forest drives. Take your 4WD and explore the rougher tracks and a great place for motorcycling.

  • Great place for camping and a great bush walk along the creek

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