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The Secrets of Dubbo Gully

A Slice of Dubbo Gully when Mangrove Creek was a thriving river community with wharves, inns, and slab homes. Gain insight into the past along the St Thomas Cemetery, Fairview Homestead in this rarely visited part of Mangrove Creek

Join outdoor guide Belinda Cook and local historian Dr Bernadette Flynn to trace the sites of former orchards and slab hubs across heritage wooden bridges within the extraordinary landscape of gymea lilies, sandstone bluffs and trickling creeks. Want to know about the lived histories from growing up in the area in the 1830s and 1840s at fireball hill and snake gully? We visit the departed at St Thomas’ Cemetery – the Starkeys, Douglass, Andrews and Crafts – and the grave of one Hughie Cameron who is reputed to have leapt to his death holding bags of gold. At Fairview we hear about the campaign to save this last remaining homestead representative of the many homesteads and farm houses that were formerly located in the valley. We can view the Simpson track the original road from Sydney to the coast and reveal the mystery and mayhem associated with the overnight coach stop and the haunted ‘Inn of the Damned’.

Event date

Event Details

Dubbo Gully Road, Mangrove Mountain, New South Wales

Meeting at the Hub of Mangrove Mountain, Waratah Road, Mangrove Mountain, NSW 2250


9am - 4pm

Entry fees:
Adults $ 65, Members $ 20
Prebooking requiredhttps://www.heritageventures.com.au/gully
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Moderate level of fitness for the 10km walking tour. The tracks are mainly fire trail. BYO lunch and water and adequate sun protection.