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.
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.