Belanglo State Forest

Camping:Yes Walking track: No 4 wheel driving: Yes Designated cycling track: No Designated horse riding track: No Canoeing / Kayaking: No Swimming: No Fishing: No Accommodation: No Fireplace/BBQ: Yes Caravan site: No 2 wheel access: Yes Picnic area: No Toilets:Yes Wheelchair access: No Lookout: No Hunting: No

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.

Visitor facilities

Daley's Clearing

Camping:Yes BBQ:Yes Toilets area:Yes

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.

Page last updated/reviewed:23 Dec 2020