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“A fairytale forest” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sugar Pine Walk

Sugar Pine Walk
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Owner description: Stunning stand of Sugar Pines, located around 400 metres along Knopsens Road, off the Batlow Road. Setting foot on Sugarpine Walk is like walking into a natural cathedral. Pine needles carpet the ground and soften every footfall. Great opportunity for photography.
Gladesville, Australia
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“A fairytale forest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is one of the best kept secrets in all of NSW, hidden on the edge of the Snowy Mountains. Standing under the canopy of these huge sugar pines is a pure delight, the long trunks sway with the wind in a hypnotic dance of eerie calmness, something so unfamiliar to our land. It is almost more fantasy than reality from the pages of Middle Earth. Being far from Sydney & Melbourne, this affords the benefit of avoiding huge crowds & remains isolated with the whole world far off somewhere else on another page.

The Sugar Pines weep a sweet honey in resin-beads if the wood is pierced, hence their name & are known to grow up to the wise old age of 800 years & is a resident pinewood in Yosemite National Park in the USA. These pines are known as being the largest of all pine trees.

Planted in 1928 & saved from the axeman’s steel due to their pure magic, this small wonderland measures 2.4 hectares, the immediate Sugar pines lie within 85,000 hectares of pine plantation forests. The walk is only 500 metres in length, is surrounded by wild berries & is completely free to visit. Sugar Pine Walk can be found at the village of Laurel Hill on Kopsons Road, off Batlow Rd in the Bargo State Forest, 2.5 hours from Canberra & about 450kms from Sydney & Melbourne in northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Visited January 2013
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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“This is a beautiful walk, worth the trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Lovely, easy walk, the trees are awesome. Kids loved running around the pines and taking photos of the trees

Visited April 2012
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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
“Very nice walk”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Nice walk, would be beautiful in the winter with the snow. It was short enough to be a quick stop and look around and enjoy then go on to other places.

Visited December 2012
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“Special place to be”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is only a small area of Sugar Pines, and it is outstanding. We happened to be in the middle of the pines with the most amazing butterfly dance around us. Don't miss this wonderful experience

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“A must!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

We didn't think this was going to be anything special but it was a great place to pass by. The pines are HUGE. Definately worth the visit

Visited September 2012
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