27 Jul 2020

Bet Back to Nature

Explore the region's national parks and natural attractions

The Wild Cat Conservation Centre | Wilberforce

 
The Wild Cat Conservation Centre in Wilberforce focuses on the preservation and conservation of wild cats of the world, including the only conservation breeding program for Cheetah in Sydney.
Visitors to the centre can learn about conservation breeding programs and research efforts to conserve the smaller though enigmatic wild cat species.
Private Tours are arranged by appointment only, with bookings available from Wednesday through to Sunday each week. These private tours offer the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn about the work being done to conserve wild cats both here in Sydney and in Southern Africa, raising awareness of the plight and vulnerability of wild cat species.
Their once in a lifetime, unique experiences, provide the perfect opportunity for you to meet their amazing cats face to face! This unforgettable experience will engage you to learn more about their conservation efforts and help them protect these threatened and endangered species.
 
For more information or to make a booking visit www.wildcatcentre.org.au or contact our reception staff at the hotel.

Bob Turners Walking Track | Colo Heights

 
The Colo River flows through the heart of the Wollemi Wilderness area, one of the biggest areas in the state. In most places in the wilderness, the Colo is lined by steep cliffs, and routes into the Colo are often precipitous. Bob Turners Track lies in the lower part of the river, and is one of the easiest access routes. It offers great swimming in summer on a pleasant sandy beach.
The original track was a pack horse track constructed by George Townsend (sometimes spelled “Townshend”), as part of the survey for his railway to cross the Blue Mountains by going up the Colo River. It was restored in 1970-71 by Bob Turner, a former mayor of Ku-ring-gai, and others, and named after him when Wollemi NP was declared in 1979.
 
Duration
6km hike will take roughly 2 hours
Ensure you take plenty of water, swimmers and towel
 
Address: Bob Turners Walking Track, Bob Turners Trail, Colo Heights NSW 2756.

Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre

 
Spend the day horseriding at Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre. It is a great place for adults, children and teenagers to learn to ride, and experience the wonderful world of horses. Less than 20 minutes drive from the hotel. Ask at the front desk about how you can get a 10% discount.  Bookings essential.
 
Hawkesbury Valley Equestrian Centre:
26 Hillcrest Road, Yarramundi

Wollemi National Park

 
Explore the Wollemi National Park.  Enjoy the fresh air and the astonishingly beautiful sights along the scenic Bob Turners Track to the Colo River. A well maintained track that allows you to experience the remoteness of the wild Colo River.  The 6km return trip will take most people between 3-4 hours. You can drive to the  ‘Bob Turners Track – Wollemi National Park’ and leave your car in the parking area. The perfect way to escape the stresses of modern life.

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