The last stop of my Central Coast exploring and if you are looking for an adventure, Glenworth Valley has it all.
Here you can choose to relax and be self-contained to do as little as you want or get up to a lot of mischief. Glenworth Valley claims to be one of Australia’s largest horse riding and outdoor adventure centres, located in the hinterland of New South Wales Central Coast, located an hour’s drive from Sydney. It’s that close and I have never been!
Take in the Valley’s truly spectacular scenery on a guided horse ride along the private trails, zip along bush trails and around the purpose-built circuit on a quad bike, feel the rush of adrenalin as you descend a cliff face on an exciting abseiling adventure, take to the water on a guided kayak tour or go head to head with your mates in a round of laser skirmish amongst the bush.
They offer self-contained luxury cabins, sleep underneath a blanket of stars in a creek-front campsite or upgrade to a luxury glamping tent. Not sure if I’m starting to become a ‘glamour’?
I was here for one night and wanted a relaxing stay, but wanted a quick adrenaline fun onto quad bikes the following morning.
Let’s talk about the things you can do here, but first off it is open to the public and is a registered Covid Safe location. There are a few practices in place in terms of physical distancing, smaller groups and increased cleanliness and hygiene measures.
Ok, the fun stuff to do here;
It was a small group of five people and Andre was our squad quad bike leader. It was an hour and a half long driving through the private bush trails – tight turns, up and down hills, water holes to reach the circuit. The circuit track is where you can run loops and accelerate. Ok, it did rain the night before and there was plenty of fun in the mud. Include safety helmet (and a pick hair net), goggles, and a quick test run before you go on the guided tour.
For my one night, I stayed in on of their five self-contained cabins – the Deluxe Eco Cabins. I honestly wasn’t expecting this. This was a luxe cabin with all the modern finishings complimented with its surrounding natural bush settings.
Sure I was travelling alone, but this cabin is the perfect getaway for couples, families and friends wanting space with the comfort. With plenty of space around the cabin, parking, outdoor fire pit and deck with a bbq. The indoors you are welcomed to a spacious lounge area with sofa, tv and fully equipped kitchen. Two beautiful bedrooms and master with a freestanding bath with an oversized window looking out to nature.
I almost forget and yes, I lost track of the time. Definitely ask about the Glenworth Valley’s iconic Running Of The Horses when 200 horses are mustered out of the horse riding yards every afternoon. I have been told it is really a magical sight to see.
This generally takes place from around 4:30pm however the time and location varies daily so it’s best to check with our horse riding staff on the day for all the details.
The verdict? I would love to come back here with a few friends and experience the fire pit, try out the horse riding (yes, I haven’t ridden a horse before) and check out the running. Till next time Glenworth Valley, but for the mean time, check out my instagram @travel.lifestyleblog for the live stories.
Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures
Cooks Rd, Glenworth Valley NSW 2250
T: +61 2 4375 1222 | E: email@example.com