Forest Reefs


Located in Cadia Valley and a popular stop for miners on their way home after a long 12-hour shift is Forest Reefs. Back in its heyday Forest Reefs was a gold mining area with gold being found in the 1860s-1870s.

In 1901 the Post Office Directory listed Forest Reefs with a population of 500 and included a butcher, blacksmith, baker, school, and two hotels.

Today, the population of Forest Reefs still sits around 500 and is popular with young families, but as for the businesses, only the pub remains.


Local Favourites

Gold Dust Wines

Mirraweena Cottage

Forest Reefs Tavern