River Rocks Property

The Hancocks grew oranges on the river flatsOrange production was once a primary industry in the district and boomed at the time of World War I. The orange growers trucked oranges from packing sheds on the property to Dungog railway station for transport by rail to Sydney or north-western NSW within a few hours.

This 55.2 glorious hectares (138 acres) property, located at the upper extreme of the beautiful Monkerai Valley adjacent to the Chichester State Forest, is enhanced by lush paddocks, secluded gullies and an old-growth rainforest. Making a memorable impression throughout, free-flowing spaces offer relaxed family living and entertaining, with rooms on each pavilion opening onto the wide, riverside decks.

The Karuah River is the source of plentiful stock and paddock water and offers excellent swimming holes and picnic spots. The remainder of the property is a mix of native bush with pristine, old-growth semi-tropical rainforest gullies boasting an abundance of native flora and fauna.

Over 5.4 kilometres of formed roads and tracks on the property offer excellent riding and walking trails, plus direct access to the Chichester State Forest. Fifteen acres have been cleared to produce lush pastures ideally suited for horses, cattle and recreation pursuits. Infrastructure includes a 15.5×7.5 metre machinery/feed/tack shed/workshop, and cattle yards with a crush.

The property is conveniently located; close to historic Dungog (40 minutes), Gloucester (50 minutes), Newcastle (1 .5hrs), and Wahroonga (2.5hrs). There is a school bus service to local primary and high schools.

This sublime lifestyle property combines unique character with contemporary style and superior craftsmanship to deliver quality only occasionally discovered in the property market.

If you have a dream to own such an idyllic property with utter seclusion, you will be able to sit in the warmer months at day’s end on the deck with a glass of wine, watch the bird life and kangaroos grazing or perhaps spot a shy platypus in the river. A cosy wood fire in the winter will be an opportunity not to be missed.