In 2003 I visited the South East Forests National Park. The NSW South Coast of Australia provides a place to get away from the city for people in Sydney and Canberra. The coast is relatively populated with holiday homes, but inland becomes very quiet very quickly.
Fulligan's offers an authentic Aussie farm experience, a 1000 acre tourist park in the middle of the South East Forests (Coolangubra section) National Park. A world away from the rat race and half way between Sydney and Melbourne (coastal route) so a good stop off point. ...
You will stay in one of our colonial style two bedroom mudbrick homesteads. Each features its own log fire, solar powered electricity, gas hot water and can sleep up to six people in comfort. ...
From: Fulligan's Farmstay
Just keep in mind that if it rains heavily you are suddenly cut off from civilization. While your hosts can help with the essentials, remember to bring what you may need with you.
Around Fulligan's mudbrick homesteads, there are deserted huts to explore around the property. These appear to be from some sort of abandoned commune, with DIY mudbrick buildings and overgrown kitchen gardens.
The deserted "huts" ranged from a few bits of tin and mud to solid three story buildings with satellite TV. One had an elobotate do-it-yourself hot water system made out of an oil drum and plastic pipe. A fire was lit under the drum and this then flowed down the pipe to the home. One hut was equipped with an antique "Canberra model Metters stove".
A visit to the town of Eden on the way is worth it. This is an ordinary Australian country town, but on the edge of the amazing Twofold Bay.
Eden is renowned for the magnificent harbour of Twofold Bay. The town nestles on the northern shore of the bay in the south of the Shire. The Bay is commercially used by the fishing industry. The tourism industry is developing in Eden with the annual migration of whales to and from the Antarctic providing new opportunities for tourism development.
From: Town Profiles, Bega Valley Shire Council.