This extraordinary bushland setting is nestled in the Narara Valley, on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. 1 hours drive north from Sydney.
Comprising of 64 hectares, the property has an existing dam, a creek and an abundance of beautiful views. The land is bordered on three sides by forest. Approximately 12 hectares are zoned for residential development with another 12 hectares available for agriculture and community gardens. The remaining hectares of native forest and bushland are to be dedicated to conservation.
The site is about 30 minutes from local beaches at Terrigal and Avoca, has good local bus access, is a short walk to Narara station on the main Sydney-Newcastle rail line, and within easy reach of local schools, shops, retail and commercial facilities.
History – Rich in Heritage.
For the past 100 years the site was the home of the Gosford Horticultural Institute and there are over 50 existing structures and buildings, including greenhouses, outbuilding and workshops that are prefect for food production and cottage industries. There are residential dwellings, offices and other buildings ideally suited for community facilities. Some of the buildings and trees are heritage listed providing further interest on the site, and of course before this the land had a rich indigenous history.
25 Research Road
Narara NSW 2250
Directions by public transport:
Catch a train to Narara station. The Village is a 2km walk from the Station.
Walk along Deane Street, just west of the station, for 300m. Turn left into Hanlan Street.
Turn right into Fountains Road. At the top of the rise, veer right into Research Road. Walk to the end of the road where you will see the Narara Ecovillage sign and gate.
Directions by car from Sydney:
From the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway, take the Gosford exit.
Follow the Central Coast Highway until West Gosford and then turn left into Manns Road.
Keep going (go past Narara Creek Rd and past Reeves Rd).
Turn left at Carrington Street.
Turn right at Hanlan Road. Turn left at Fountains Road. At the top of the rise, veer right into Research Road.
Follow the road until you see the Narara Ecovillage sign and gate the end of the road. Drive through the gates and park in the carpark on your right