SEE + DO
Deu Tin Huts See and Do: Local Activities and Places to Visit*
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With art galleries, antique shops, eateries and a museum, Braidwood is well worth a visit. It is ideally located an easy driving distance from Deua Tin Huts.
Braidwood was the first town on the NSW Heritage list. It has been welcoming visitors for over 150 years: from those seeking their fortunes on the goldfields, to those seeking relaxation, good food and the cultural attractions of an historical country town.
Excellent bushwalking and magnificent 360° views of our region.
It is a beautiful picnicking and swimming area.
Heading north from Deua Tin Huts, turn left 100 metres past the Shoalhaven River ford crossing.
The Old Cheese Factory
St Paul's Anglican Church
The Bridge traverses the Shoalhaven River at a beautiful location for picnicking, swimming, fishing, kayaking and even gold-panning.
It is also a great place to just sit and relax and to read a book and to bask in the sun or enjoy the shade of the old bridge.
Visit Galifrey Alpaca Farm to learn about Alpacas, Permaculture, to buy fresh produce from their farm shop, and to see hand-woven textile, saori, felting and natural dyeing.
Galifrey Alpaca Farm
Remote walks and 4WD trails from Captains Flat Road
An old gold-mining town established in 1883.
Picture above is the illustrious café.
An old gold-mining town.
Picture above is the Elrington Hotel, Majors Creek.
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The Old Post Office
For a rustic bike-ride, this is a perfect 40 kilometre loop road, with lots of creek crossings and open farmland. The road is mostly dirt, and there is virtually no traffic.
Jerrabattgulla Creek Road
Accessible at Bombay Road, Farringdon, Ballalaba Bridge, Berlang Camping Area, Wyanbene Caves Rd.
Swim, fish, canoe, pan for gold, spot platypus.
St Brigid's Catholic Church
This hall is perfect for celebrating, conferences and any other reason to bury yourself in the spirit of country hospitality.
Gundillion Public Hall
Deua National Park
Araluen was established in a peaceful valley that was disrupted by the arrival of thousands of goldminers in 1851.
You can still pan for gold in the river if you want to try your luck.
Araluen is known for its orchards and in the months thereafter for the freshest of fruit.
A half-hour walk from the Shoalhaven River, is this amazing110- metre-deep collapsed limestone cavern.
In 1862 a young man named Boxall wrested four lengthy saplings across the edge of the hole, the bottom of which was beyond his view. He fastened a rope between the saplings and his waist and leapt without hesitation into the chasm. He was 96 metres below the surface of what is now known as the Big Hole.
The Big Hole
A five-hour return walk to this limestone feature, beyond The Big Hole.
The Marble Arch
Limestone caves, walks and rocky outcrops
Alpine is a remote property on the Deua River.
It is accessible by local fire trails.
Remote walks and 4WD trails
Wadbilliga National Park
There are three ways to access the Bendethra Valley: from Araluen Road, take the Merricumbene fire trail which is a serious 4WD adventure; from the west take Middle Mountain Rd, Minuma Range fire trail and then Dampier Mountain fire trail: and from the coast, take Wamban Road, Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera firetrail. It is a 4WD destination.
The swamps are past the end of the Shoalhaven Valley, towards Numeralla.
With an elevation of 1,363 metres, Big Badja Hill on the Great Dividing Range, is situated on the western edge of Deua National Park.
Plants found nearby are the Big Badja Gum and Kunzea species. Wadbilliga, a small myrtle, is yet to be given a scientific name.
Big Badja Hill
The Wadbilliga Cascades are located at the head of the Tuross River
Remote walks and 4WD trails
Gourock National Park
Badja Swamps Nature Reserve was created in October 1979. It covers an area of 561ha. This nature reserve protects an upland swamp, as well as some escarpment eucalypt communities that have high conservation value. The swamps are past the end of the Shoalhaven Valley, towards Numeralla.
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