Our 1.4km walking trail takes you through the Australian bush and along the trail you will see signs of natural as well as human heritage, as you pass by an Aboriginal hearth and scarred tree, signs of early pastoral settlement such as an old sheep camp and ringbarked trees as well as modern farming practices including new tree plantings, bat boxes and irrigation recycling projects. Who knows, you may also catch a glimpse of one of our resident goannas, rare bird species or kangaroos.
The trail is an easy 1 hour walk over flat ground and takes you beside an old river system that existed around 25,000 years ago. Now a natural ephemeral wetland and black box woodland, this area is an example of one of Australia’s most highly diverse and productive environments, drying out periodically to create a broad range of habitats which change over the cycles of wetting and drying. Bird watchers, historians, conservationists, school groups, nature lovers and holiday makers will all find something of interest to delight the senses, as they stroll around this tranquil reserve which remains to this day, an integral part of our working farm.
This project has been completed with financial assistance
from the former NSW Murray Wetlands Working Group Inc.
As you head north out of Moama toward Deniliquin, you will see a road taking you left at the new Safeway supermarket. This is Perricoota Rd. Follow Perricoota Rd out past the clubs and vineyards, and the historic village of Womboota for about 47kms, when you will come to a section of unsealed road. Don’t be scared! Continue on along this unsealed road for about 15kms until you see a right turn at Jungle Lane. Follow Jungle Lane for about 400metres till you see the Restdown gateway on the right. Turn in here and follow the track up to the house and winery.
Head out of Barham in the direction of Moulamein and Deniliquin. After about 10kms, turn right towards Deniliquin. You are now on the Barham-Deniliquin Rd. Follow this road for about 22kms, then turn right towards Moama along Perricoota Rd. After about 11kms you will see a turn to the left at Jungle Lane. Follow Jungle Lane for about 400metres till you see the Restdown gateway on the right. Turn in here and follow the track up to the house and winery.
Head out of Deniliquin towards Barham. After about 43kms you will cross the railway line at the Caldwell silos. Continue on for another 6kms then turn left onto Yallakool Rd and you will see the beautiful Caldwell Hall on the right hand side. Follow this road another 2kms until you come to a T-junction, then turn left onto Perricoota Rd, heading in the direction of Moama. After about 7kms you will see a left turn at Jungle Lane. Follow Jungle Lane for about 400metres until you see the Restdown gateway on the right. Turn in here and follow the track up to the house and winery