Select a date and register if you'd like to join the Fernhill Walking Trail at Fernhill Estate (Hayshed Entrance - no public access through main gates) on Sundays at various times on multiple dates from 26 Dec till 13 Feb 2022. A free event, you'll do a 2.6km walking loop that takes in the Estate's green setting and the exterior of the homestead. Fernhill Estate is situated off Mulgoa Road, Mulgoa on Darug Country within the Penrith Local Government area in Western Sydney.
You'll need to have a good level of fitness as the walk includes stairs and uphill sections. Dress appropriately and wear enclosed walking shoes. Do note that parking and toilet facilities are limited, and if you need to, bring your own food and drinks as there is no on-site catering. You'll need to take away all that you bring with you (rubbish) and no alcohol or pets permitted.
Fernhill Estate is an exceptional landscape of natural and cultural heritage significance. It was once part of a much larger Aboriginal estate across Mulgoa Valley and the broader Cumberland Plain. This Aboriginal estate was actively managed by Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years prior to the arrival of the British. Darug Country at Fernhill Estate is rich and diverse with open woodlands, sandstone soil forests, rainforest gullies, grassy meadows, and riparian corridors. This diversity of habitat provides for a diversity of wildlife on the Estate, including koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, goannas, echidnas, and woodland birds such as the Regent honeyeater.