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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

Mayfield Garden


Mayfield Garden is a spectacular cool climate garden built to provide visitors with a breath-taking garden experience, year round. The Garden boasts hewn blue-stone walls guiding visitors along winding paths past cascades, across 10-metre high bridges to a wide circular pond with 16-metre high obelisk at it's heart and The Gallery, which is an interactive and informational exhibition centre telling the story of Mayfield Garden.

Features within the Water Garden include a water dripping copper tree fountain, stone and steel wisteria arbor, an all?e of London Plane trees, a valley with 5 adjoining ponds and a stunning blue-stone bridge with cascade folly.

The Nursery with its great range of cool climate plants, and the Cafe and produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu, coffee, cold beverages and Mayfield gifts are all part of the nearby Garden Centre, welcoming visitors year-round.

Mayfield Garden's expansive private family garden is open to visitors during the Mayfield Garden Seasonal Festivals. See website for details.




530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 20.4K 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

Australian Orienteering Carnival


Australian Orienteering Carnival 2017 incorporating the Australian Orienteering Championships and Australian Schools Championships and Bathurst Three Day during the last week of September 2017.

The Carnival with classes for every level of orienteer at every event!
Seven days of orienteering, two rest days, National Parks, gold mining, art galleries, museums, adventure playgrounds, history galore and arts trail.


Event Dates
2017
      23rd Sep
      24th Sep
      25th Sep
      26th Sep
      27th Sep
      28th Sep
      29th Sep
      30th Sep
      1st Oct


Bathurst, NSW, 2795

Located 17.1K 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.




530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 19.6K from Rockley

Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival


This Garden is one of the world's largest privately owned cool climate gardens and is home to a private garden, and Mayfield Garden (36 acres), 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 Mayfield Garden. In 2017 the Private Garden opens the last two weeks of April. See the stunning autumn colours across over 160 acres (64 hectares) of manicured garden.

Mayfield Garden Seasonal Festivals occur for set days each season and there's something for everyone with the Cafe and Produce Store serving a garden and paddock to plate menu and the Nursery selling a range of cool climate plants and some kids activities too.

Just 2.5 hours from Sydney, 30 minutes from Bathurst and 10 minutes from Oberon, Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is not to be missed.


Event Dates
2017
      15th Apr
      16th Apr
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      30th Apr


530 Mayfield Road
Oberon, NSW, 2787

Located 20.2K from Rockley

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