Callicoma Hill has a self-contained eco-cabin in the forested mountains above the Hunter Valley, 45 minutes north of Singleton. They also have a simpler bunkhouse and bush camping for groups. It is a peaceful retreat where you can enjoy fresh air, views, walks, and native wildlife. It is near Mount Royal National Park and the world heritage listed rainforests of the Barrington Wilderness.
Enjoy mountain, cloud and sunset views 70 kilometres across the Hunter Valley. Watch kangaroos and listen to the birds. Take an easy bushwalk or challenge yourself by climbing a nearby mountain.
The eco-cabin is set near the edge of the forest, is self-contained and features environmentally sustainable design and technology, such as solar electricity and a wood fired stove for cooking and water heating.
The bunkhouse and camping areas are set in their own private forest clearing, where you can relax and enjoy the nature surrounding you.
Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Bulga Bridge over Wollombi Brook. The Bulga Bridge is a representative example of Dare timber truss road bridges.
The Dare truss design is a variation of the Howe truss arrangement of the Allan truss design, substituting a pair of steel channels for the bottom steel chord and employing simplified bottom chord joints by eliminating the pin as used in the DeBurgh truss. By replacing the bottom timber chord with a steel member the structural performance of the bridge design was increased.
The Dare truss bridges have the highest survival rate of the five truss types, with 18 still in existence in 2009 (of the 44 built). In fact the first one, completed in 1905 over the MacDonald River at Bendemeer, is still in existence as a footbridge....