If you have been reading these posts for a while you might recognise this place; I’ve written about it a few times before. With its combination of relaxed camping plus great horse riding, all in a pretty setting, it’s a place to visit more than once, or twice…..
To recap, Turon Gates is on the bank of the Turon River about 20 minutes from the village of Capertee and 3 hours from Sydney. Only the last section is unsealed, and a 4wd is probably only needed if towing something heavy or the weather is bad.
Charlotte had been studying hard, so this was her reward. A weekend with just the two of us, and horse riding both days for her.
Being the weekend before Easter it was quiet, just us and one other group in the back paddock. We set up right next to the river; just swags this time.
After the noise at Yadboro over Australia day, it was heaven to be able to sit and just listen to the wind in the trees, or the sheep grazing along the banks of the river, or the kangaroos hopping across each morning, or the geese paddling past.
Charlotte had 2 hours of riding booked each morning, and on the Saturday we planned to also complete the Devils Climb walk. This is a loop walk which should take around 3-4 hours; its hard but not as bad as the Castle at Yadboro. However, it remains to be done. After her ride, she spent the rest of a happy day looking after the horses
That’s about the sum of the weekend, it is a very easy place to just relax