Today’s visitors can enjoy a lovely walk followed by a picnic under the oaks in this beautiful setting.
Back in 1900, the Lands Department cleared 20 acres at Picnic Gully and planted a variety of oaks, mostly Valonia Oaks. The venture was aimed at providing acorns in large quantities for the local tanning industry. Although the Valonia Oaks are mostly gone, some of the other oaks became well established, thriving to this day.
Harcourt’s Oak Forest is a charming area appropriate for camping, picnics and an occasional Easter Egg Hunt. It is situated near the trailhead of the La Larr Ba Gauwa mountain bike park.