Bucketty, New South Wales

Bucketty, New South Wales

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Bucketty, New South Wales

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Bucketty is a small hamlet in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Hawkesbury. It is located 110 km due north of Sydney and is in the NSW Hunter Valley ranges. Bucketty is the Aboriginal word for mountain spring.

Situated on a break line of the geological formation of the Hawkesbury sandstone and Terrigal limestone plateaus, formed some 260 million years ago, most of the current flora and fauna is a direct result of this development. Stunning wildflower displays proliferate in Spring in the rugged sandstone areas, and the Wattagan Forest contains beautiful rainforests – remnants of the Terrigal formation.

The current community of Bucketty (180 people) was only established in 1972, but it has already put itself on the map. It was in Bucketty that The Convict Trail Project was conceived – a major heritage initiative that manages the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the convict-built road. The community is also involved in the Wombat Rescue Project which has attracted national attention and is currently negotiating with the National Parks and Wildlife Service to self-manage the Convict Wall site that is part of the Yengo National Park. This site is a focal point for community activities, such as the Concerts under the Stars and the annual Carols by Candlelight. The community has received several awards for its various activities and initiatives.

Bucketty has no services and the nearest general store is located in Laguna...
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