Belanglo State Forest
Belanglo State Forest is predominately a pine plantation with some areas of native forest around the edges. Just over an hour from Sydney, it is a popular recreation spot. Forests in this area are a mixture of pine plantations and native forests.
The first radiata pines were planted in this area in Belanglo State Forest in 1919. Today there are around 3,500 hectares of commercial pine plantations in the southern highlands with timber being processed at a local mill. Today's forest management practices protect biodiversity, soil and water quality and cultural heritage sites while also allowing for sustainable timber production. NSW State Forests – here today, here tomorrow. Find out more about sustainable forest management.
Visitor note: January 2022
Please note that Belanglo State Forest has been experiencing ongoing wet weather, which is putting pressure on the forest roads. Extensive roadworks have also been taking place.
Due to the risk of further damage to roads and associated fire trails, Belanglo State Forest will periodically be closed to all recreational vehicles - including four wheel drives and trail bikes. Please see the closures and notices page for the latest closure information.
Roads are closed to all recreational vehicles from Friday 7 January to Wednesday 12 January 2022 inclusive.
Just five kilometres west of the Hume Highway, an old cottage once stood in Daley's Clearing. The site is a good level camp spot surrounded by exotic pines and a great place for a picnic year round. From the Hume Highway, turn west into Bunnygalore Road and follow the signs to Daley's Clearing.
Closures and notices
- 6 Jan 2022 - 19 Jan 2022Belanglo State Forest closed to recreational vehicles
- Important information when visiting state forests
- Call '000' in a bushfire emergency (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Total Fire Ban and Current Fire Danger Map (www.rfs.nsw.gov.au)
- Signs in State Forests
- Solid Fuel Fire Bans
Some State forests are declared for authorised hunting. Find out more about authorised hunting in State forests, including licensing and applying for permits.
Pesticide use This area is designated as ‘high public usage’ under Forestry Corporation of NSW’s Pesticide Use Notification Plan [PDF 3.83 MB].
Find out how to minimise the impact of your visit.