About Us


Our history . . . .

LaurelHill Forest Lodge has a colourful history, originally built as the Laurel Hill Prison Farm in 1957. More recently it was know as the Leslie Nott Afforestation Camp and the Laurel Hill Forest Camp, under the direction of the Forestry Commission of New South Wales, Australia.

Today, the only reminders of the Lodge’s history are the names of the eight accommodation units which depict Australia’s major gaols.

The area in general has a rugged, pioneering history complementing the wilderness, the bushland and the forests. A pervading adventurous spirit of endeavour against hardship and the elements invigorates its character even now. The country way of life remains intact and unspoilt.
Our people . . . .

Owen and Cathy Fitzgerald have been associated with the Tourism Industry since 1974, giving a depth of knowledge and experience in the service industry. We feel sure our knowledge and experience allows us to recognise the finer points to make your stay both successful and thoroughly enjoyable.

about2Distances from:
Melbourne 468 km
Sydney 495 km
Adelaide 1040 km
Batlow 22 km
Laurel Hill 6 km
Tumbarumba 17 km
Albury-Wodonga 162 km
Wagga Wagga 120 km
Canberra 257 km

Accommodation & Facilities . . . .

Lodges are ideal for family reunions, weddings, birthday parties, team building weekends, conferences, car rallies, nature weekends, school groups, religious retreats or just a quiet weekend with friends away from the hustle and bustle of city life.Laurel Hill Forest Lodge offers eight accommodation units each with its own bathroom, living room and sleeping quarters for between 10 and 20 persons.


 What you need to bring . . .

All your own bedding (sleeping bag, linen, blanket, pillow and towel). Linen hire is available  with prior notice.
Fold up chair if you are sitting outside.
Loose change ($1 coins) for the coke machine, washing machine and  drier.
Provisions may be obtained from either Batlow or Tumbarumba.
Pets are not welcome.


Contact Details…..

about5Laurel Hill Forest Lodge
Owen and Cathy Fitzgerald
1670 Batlow Road, Tumbarumba NSW 2653
Phone: 02 69488669
Email: admin@laurelhillforestlodge.com.au

Please note that GPS Navigators call Batlow Road, Trunk Road or Adelong Road. Laurel Hill Forest Lodge is 6 km south of the village of Laurel Hill and /or 17 km north of Tumbarumba