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Darkes Forest

NSW 2508

Darkes Forest is a charming rural suburb of the Illawarra region. Nestled amidst lush greenery and bordered by the stunning Royal National Park to the north, it offers residents a serene and picturesque setting. The community primarily consists of families and retirees seeking a peaceful environment. Despite its rural feel it is still conveniently located within close proximity to major urban centers with Wollongong only a 30 minute drive away and Sydney just over an hours drive. 

In the past, orchards played a significant role in shaping the landscape of the region. Darkes Glenbernie Orchard stands as the sole remaining commercial orchard in Darkes Forest, renowned for its acclaimed apple cider, apple cider vinegar, and honey mead. The orchard offers “pick your own” experiences along with hosting various special events. 

Housing in Darkes Forest ranges from sprawling rural estates to smaller acreage properties, each offering residents privacy and ample space. The suburbs real estate market caters to those seeking a peaceful rural lifestyle, with properties often featuring expansive gardens, bushland views and a sense of seclusion. 

Residents of Darkes Forest can explore the numerous walking and hiking trails through the Royal National Park, offering breathtaking views of waterfalls, creeks, and native wildlife. For those who prefer more coastal activities, the pristine beaches of Wollongong are just a short drive away, perfect for swimming and surfing. Additionally, Darkes Forest is home to several equestrian centers, catering to horse enthusiasts with facilities for riding lessons, trail rides, and horse boarding.

If you're considering a move to Darkes Forest or looking to invest in this beautiful suburb, our team at Molenaar x McNeice is here to help. Contact us today to learn more!

About Molenaar x McNeice

Showcasing a prominent local presence in Darkes Forest and a team illustrating rich and accumulative experience, Molenaar x McNeice offers an unrivalled calibre of personal attention. With high-tech media capabilities, private breakout spaces, a vibrant look and feel and an enviable awards cabinet, the office, which services not only Darkes Forest but also surrounding suburbs, exemplifies innovation and prowess.


A little bit about who lives locally, as provided by government census data.
Average Age
40 to 59
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