The towns of the Southern Forests and Valleys region are enduringly popular with both visitors and those looking to make a more permanent tree change. Spend a little time here and you’ll soon see why – our communities are welcoming, full of life and enjoy access to diverse facilities.
 

You’ll find wonderful spaces for relaxation and exercise, from quiet riverside picnic spots and walk trails to state-of-the-art recreational centres and sports grounds. Lively shopping precincts are filled with boutiques, including plenty that specialise in locally made products and art. And a thorough network of services to support our communities with everything from public amenities and libraries to postal services, banking and healthcare. 

Come and see for yourself why life is so sweet in the Southern Forests Valleys and Rivers region. 

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Art, Furniture & Jewellery

Explore the vibrant world of art, furniture, and jewellery in the Southern Forests & Valleys region. Here, a community of talented artisans finds inspiration in our breathtaking landscapes and abundant natural materials, giving rise to a diverse range of exquisite creations. Imagine skilled furniture makers meticulously crafting bespoke timber pieces, harnessing the unique qualities of…

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Local Produce, Farm Gates & Markets

Ask any local and they’ll tell you one of the best things about life here is the access to produce. There are weekend markets where you can purchase fruit and vegetables fresh-picked that morning and heirloom varieties that you won’t find in any standard supermarket. Orchards where you can ‘pick your own’ and farmgate stalls…

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Town precincts

As hubs for their wider communities, our towns are the place to go for all your needs. From service shops selling spare parts to farmers markets and boutiques, your retail requirements will be well met. Then there are the playgrounds, parks, recreation centres, sports courts and skate and cycle parks to enjoy. Whether you’re planning…

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Spas & Retreats

While spending some time amongst our tranquil natural landscapes will soon have your daily stresses melting away, there are a host of wellness providers to help expedite and deepen that process. Whether it’s a relaxing massage or rejuvenating salon treatment you’re after, or a luxurious spa retreat set amongst the forest, prepare to be pampered.  

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Local Services

Our towns are fully equipped to meet the requirements of both visitors and residents. Administrative services are offered at post offices, banks and community centres, while there are a number of doctors surgeries and hospitals throughout the region. Travellers will also find themselves well catered for, with free public wifi, electric car-charging points, RV dump…

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