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Forestry Hut

Werakata National Park

Overview

If you’re heading north to Astills picnic area then you might stop for a moment to discover some historic heritage at Forestry Hut.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Werakata National Park
Accessibility
Hard
Price
Free
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water

While enjoying a day exploring Werakata National Park, in Lower Hunter Valley, heritage Foresty Hut is well worth a visit. The site offers the chance to glimpse a bygone era for the park and the people who worked here. 

Surrounded by tall trees, Forestry Hut is situated near Astills picnic area where you can enjoy a peaceful lunch. Bring the bikes and cycle nearby Deadmans mountain bike loop.

Huts like this were used as a base for forestry workers when the timber industry flourished. Today, the natural wonders of this park are protected and Forestry Hut is a historic reminder earlier times.  As you listen to the birds in surrounding bush, imagine just how different this peaceful setting would have been many years ago. It's a good idea to take your binoculars if you want to birdwatch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.
Forestry Hut, Werakata National Park. Photo: John Spencer