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Rouse Hill Estate walk

“Rouse Hill Estate is intriguing, it’s such an interesting piece of our history – I imagined the lives of the generations that lived there."

Rouse Hill Estate walk is a short stroll that takes you near the grounds of the old Rouse Hill House and Farm.

The house was built between 1813 and 1818, and several generations descended from civil servant and grazier Richard Rouse, lived here until the 1980's; it’s now maintained by the Historic Houses Trust.

Get the kids to take a break from the adventure playground for a wander into history. It’s an easy walk, so it shouldn’t take too long. If you have time, take a guided tour to explore the time-warped rooms of the house, the ancient garden, stables, outbuildings and historic machinery.

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Getting there

Getting there:

On entering Rouse Hill Regional Park from the Worcester Road entrance, follow the road to its end at the carpark. The track begins at the carpark and leads back towards the picnic area near the park entrance.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

 Parking is available at the picnic area carpark

Important info

Distance:

1km (loop)

Time suggested:

15 minutes

Difficulty:

Easy

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and drinking water
  • Dogs are permitted in this part of the park – you will need to keep them on a leash at all times and remember to pick up after them
  • Please take your rubbish with you when you leave the park
  • There are rainwater tanks, but it is recommended that you boil this water before drinking
  • Toilet facilities are located near the entry to the carpark
  • It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited

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Iron Bark Ridge, Rouse Hill Regional Park. Photo: John Yurasek