Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve
Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve is a property on the Illawarra escarpment that manages most of its property for conservation under a Voluntary Conservation Agreement with the Minister for the Environment and rents out cabins for low key holidays at very good rates. The property adjoins Barren Grounds Nature Reserve and is nestled in sub-tropical rainforest.
Falls Forest Retreat
The Voluntary Conservation Agreement protected forests and creek on Mary E. White’s Falls Forest Retreat below Middle Brother Mountain enclose a secret valley. Here, 5 townhouses and a Conference Centre offer peaceful retreats, family reunions and holidays, business & educational meetings and activities – with time to re-establish connections to Nature through bushwalking and birdwatching. Mary’s dream, gradually being realised, is to make the property an Environmental / Climate Change Education Centre for the Mid North Coast region.