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A 40 acre private flora and fauna reserve, The Old Brush has been nurtured for 37 years by photographer Robert Bignell.

The Old Brush provides the perfect back to nature escape with a choice of two cabins and more than 5km of maintained walking trails through the property and into the adjoining National Park.

With eight waterholes, a creek & wildlife that comes right to your door, it’s little wonder The Old Brush’s cabins have attracted visitors from around the world.

Rainforest, Old growth Forest – The Old Brush has it all with large expanses of open space and cabins offering rustic accommodation that is truly unique.

The Old Brush is at Brunkerville, just 10 minutes from the F3’s Toronto/Cessnock exit and within 30 minutes from The Hunter Vineyards, Lake Macquarie (Australia’s largest saltwater lake) and Newcastle (NSW 2nd biggest city).