Darkes Forest

Locality

Darkes Forest is a semi rural area on top of the Illawarra Escarpment. Traditionally the land was used for farming, grazing and shale mining and growth was minimal until the 1880s and 1890s.

Coal Mining was established in 1911, with townships growing up around the coalmines. Major features of the area include Boomerang Public Golf Course, Illawarra Golf Course and Darkes Forest Riding Ranch.

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Adored Suite

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Novotel Sydney Olympic Park

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The Merton Hotel Bed and Breakfast

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Nearby Things to Do

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Adventure Plus Paragliding - Stanwell Park

Adventure Plus Paragliding

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Sydney Hang Gliding Centre

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Matthew Gillett Gallery at Scarborough Hotel

Matthew Gillett Gallery at Scarborough Hotel

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