Ferndale Country Cottage
Affordable Accommodation in a Relaxed Country Setting
Enclosed within an amphitheatre of eucalyptus forest and within 100 metres of Chichester River, Ferndale Cottage is perfect for a very affordable and comfortable country experience.
Ferndale Park and Cottage is situated in the upper reaches of the picturesque Hunter Valley, twenty four kilometres north of Dungog in the foothills of the Barrington Tops. Just three hours drive from Sydney and less than one and a half hours from Newcastle, this cottage is close enough to provide weekend getaways and midweek escapes without having to travel too far from these cities. The roads leading to Ferndale are all sealed, except for the two kilomtere entrance to the park which is a gravel.
Sitauated in a secluded area of Ferndale Park camping area, this cottage is two bedroom and having one double and two single beds plus a trundle, it can easily accommodate five people. There is a log fire in the lounge area, an outdoor gas B.B.Q. an also an outside wood fired B.B.Q.
FERNDALE COTTAGE RATES* WEEKEND RATES: Couple - $250 for two nights Family - $320 for two nights (Based on two adults and two children) *All prices listed here are minimum two nights stay. *For single night stays, special weekly rates and all other pricing combinations please contact us. Our email address and phone number can be found by clicking on the 'making contact' link located on the left of this page.
Equipped with television, video, C.D. player/stereo unit, electric cook top/oven, microwave plus all cutlery and cooking utensils, this cottage is a home away from home. Basic laundry and washing facilities are also provided. All you need to bring is your own refreshments and food.
Ferndale Cottage makes an ideal base for those wishing to explore the Barrington Tops National Park and State forests. Within the grounds of Ferndale, there are a number of short walks along the leafy banks of the Chichester River and into the surrounding forests. The open expanse of fresh water offered by Lake Chichester is only 15 minutes away. Nature lovers have long chosen Ferndale Park as a hotspot for native bird watching - all flora and fauna are protected. For the kids, there is a large flat area where they can play cricket or kick a football around. A basketball hoop with backing board is also provided. Plenty of exploring also awaits the youngsters. You may just prefer to sit by the river in a deck chair, watching the blue gums and river oaks sway gently in breeze - at Ferndale you switch off the frantic pace of exterior life and take some time out for yourself. For more photographs of the surrounding areas, click on the accommodation button (above) and choose the 'Camping' link, then find 'Ferndale Park'. Go to this page and at the the bottom, click on 'Camping Area and Surrounds'.
Map and Directions
Coming from Sydney
Turn onto the F3 at Wahroonga, and head north, following this freeway right to the end, where you will come to a large roundabout. Go straight through this roundabout, and drive along this road (Weakleys Drive) until you come to a major T-intersection for the New England Highway. Turn left at this intersection, following the New England through to Maitland. Turn right at the first roundabout you come to which goes over the rail line and then you will arrive at another roundabout. Turn left here, and follow this road through another small roundabout, and then shortly after, through a set of lights. Stay on this road and follow the signs toward Dungog. On the way to Dungog you will pass through Paterson. There are a few turns to make on the way and it is all sign posted. Once arriving in Dungog, follow the signs to the shopping centre which is in the main street(Dowling Street). Drive along Dowling st until coming to the white signpost monument in the centre of the street. Turn left here and then follow the map above on this web page.(Same map as on the back of the brochure). Ferndale Park is approximately 25kms from Dungog.
Coming from Newcastle
Follow Maitland Road (Pacific Highway) through to Hexham, and take the overpass exit
toward Taree and Raymond Terrace. Follow the Pacific Highway through Motto Farm, to
a large roundabout (KFC and Burger King on right). Turn left at this roundabout, and
then shortly after, right at the next roundabout. This is the old Pacific Highway. Stay on this road, going through Raymond Terrace and then turn left at Mcdonalds, where there is another roundabout shortly after. Go straight through here, and stay on this road following the signs through to Dungog. On the way you will pass through Nelson Plains, Seaham and Clarence Town. Once arriving in Dungog, follow the signs to the shopping centre which is in the main street (Dowling Street). Drive along Dowling St until coming to the white signpost monument in the centre of the street. Turn left here and then follow the map above on this web page (Same map as on the back of the brochure). Ferndale Park is approximately 25kms from Dungog.
Ferndale Park Camping and Caravans
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