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Rockley

Situated 35kms south of Bathurst and dating back to 1813, surveyor Evans' discovery makes this unique area one of the oldest settlements west of the Blue Mountains. In 1818 land grants were made in the area to William Lawson. However, the actual site of Rockley on Peppers Creek, was kept as a government stock reserve. The Summer Hill copper mine opened in 1848 when gold was discovered in the district. The township of Rockley was settled in July 1851. Present Today Rockley is a delightful place to visit with a large array of facilities, attractions and events with an historic flair. What to Do and See There are still many historic buildings including churches, banks, a hotel, shop fronts and private dwellings that have been restored to their former glory. The Rockley Mill, once a flour mill, is now a museum, not to be missed, containing historical mill machinery and clothing, old police records from the district and old newspapers. A crowd drawing event is Rockley's famous Rodeo held during February or March every year. Rockley is home to two world champion riders who have competed for American and Australian titles. Facilities/Services Facilities and services available in Rockley include a hotel supplying food and beverages, a craft shop with crafted furniture and bric-a-brac, a picturesque park, camping facilities, swings for the kiddies and toilets. Accommodation styles include a hotel and B and B.

Rockley: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Vale Creek Wines


Vale Creek Wines is located in a very special spot, nestled beside the Queen Charlotte's Vale Creek about 15 minutes south of Bathurst.

Vale Creek Winery specialises in Italian varietals and their wines include Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Barbera, Vermentino and Moscato. At the Cellar Door which is open open Saturday 12pm to 4.30pm and public holidays 10.30am to 4.30pm you're very welcome to try the wines. They are also open every Sunday for light lunch! So if Italian wines are best enjoyed with good food, then what better way to celebrate the wines of Vale Creek than at one of their light Sunday lunches.




438 Cow Flat Road
Georges Plains, NSW, 2795

Located 16.0K from Rockley

The Water Garden at Mayfield Garden


The Water Garden at Mayfield Garden is a spectacular water and stone feature garden purpose built to provide visitors with a breath-taking garden experience, year round. The Water Garden boasts hewn blue-stone walls guiding visitors along winding paths past cascades, across bridges to a wide circular pond with 16 metre high obelisk at it's heart.

Features within the Water Garden include a water dripping copper tree fountain, stone and steel wisteria arbor, an all?e of London Plane trees, and a stunning blue-stone bridge with cascade folly.

The Nursery with its great range of cool climate plants, and the Kitchen Caf? with delicious food, coffee, cold drinks and gifts are all part of the nearby garden centre, welcoming visitors year-round.

Mayfield Garden's expansive private family garden (beyond the Water Garden) is open to visitors during the Mayfield Garden Spring or Autumn Open Days events. See website for details.




Water Garden at Mayfield Garden,
530 Road Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 20.1K from Rockley

Bathurst Farm Experience


Experience a real farm and interact with animals at Bathurst Farm Experience. Feed lambs, chickens, horses and learn about their uses. Have a led "pony" ride on a Shetland pony or draught horse. Take a sled ride behind a draught horse, maybe a sulky ride with one of these special horses and lots of fun activities over a very busy 1.5 hours.

If you have particular activities you would like to try discuss this on booking as all activities cannot fit into a 90 minute visit! Extra time may be possible for more activities, charges in 30 minute blocks. Cost AUD50.00 per hour.

Birthday parties are great fun at Bathurst Farm Experience. They provide the venue, you provide the kids and the food (or they can provide you with a contact who will look after food, face painting and other games).

Bookings are essential, times by arrangement.





1080 Trunkey Road
Perthville, NSW, 2795

Located 22.5K from Rockley

Trunkey Creek


Trunkey Creek is a lovely old gold mining village. The hills around Trunkey
Creek is honeycombed with abandoned mine shafts and mullock heaps and
together with the crumbling mud huts and brick chimneys are the only remains
of the goldrush age. Gold can still be obtained from the quartz rocks that
were left lying around the old mullock heaps.

The district was one of the earliest pastoral areas to be established.
Some of the early selections were surveyed in the 1820's. The present day
pastoralists in the area, produce some of Australia's top quality Merino wool.
Today Trunkey Creek is a quiet rustic rural village. The Hotel and Billabong
teahouse provide a service for visitors.

Another unusual and special attraction is provided by pioneer craft
demonstrations given by experienced bushmen. Wood skills, earth, mud and
stone wall building, blacksmith's and gold panning are some of the skills
demonstrated.

Wool festival, sheep show and horse show - Saturday, October long weekends
(annual) are highlights of the Trunkey Creek year.




Blayney Road
Trunkey Creek, NSW, 2795

Located 22.6K from Rockley

Rockley: Events

Rockley Rodeo


The Rockley Rodeo Committee presents the annual Rockley Rodeo. This is the major event of the year for the historic village of Rockley, with profits placed back into the community to support Rockley Primary School, community projects and Care Assist.

The event offers something for everyone, including an opportunity to wander the historic buildings and village of Rockley.


Event Dates
2016
      29th Oct


Rockley Showground
Rockley, NSW, 2795

Located 0.6K from Rockley

Mayfield Garden Private Garden Spring Open Days


Mayfield Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and the Water Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Spring Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Water Garden. See the vibrant spring colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden Open Days occur for set days each autumn and spring and there's something for everyone with the Kitchen Caf? serving delicious food and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.

Closed on Public Holidays. Please check the website for details.


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530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 19.6K from Rockley

Mayfield Garden Private Garden Autumn Open Days


Mayfield Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and the Water Garden which is a year-round visitor experience.

The Private Garden Autumn Open Days at Mayfield Garden offer visitors a rare chance to experience the expansive private family garden beyond the Water Garden. In 2016 the Private Garden opens from 16 April to 1 May (closed ANZAC Day). See the stunning autumn colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Private Garden Open Days occur for set days each autumn and spring and there's something for everyone with the Kitchen Caf? serving delicious food and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney and 15 kilometres from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Private Garden Open Days are not to be missed.






530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 20.2K from Rockley

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