Darkes Forest

Overview

Darkes Forest is a semi-rural area on top of the beautiful Illawarra Escarpment. Traditionally the land was used for farming, grazing and shale mining and growth was minimal until the 1880s and…

Darkes Forest is a semi-rural area on top of the beautiful Illawarra Escarpment.

Traditionally the land was used for farming, grazing and shale mining and growth was minimal until the 1880s and 1890s.

Coal Mining was established in 1911, with the historic townships growing up around the coal mines.

Major features of the area include Boomerang Public Golf Course, Illawarra Golf Course, Apple Shack at Glenbernie Orchard, Dharawal Nature Reserve and Darkes Forest Riding Ranch.

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