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Ben Ricketts has an active community of guests, friends and shareholders, who enjoy the property and surrounds in many ways. Working bees, conservation, bushwalks, enjoying wildlife, talks, food, drink  and more are all part of our life here - but there is still plenty of opportunity for escape!

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29 Aug 2019

Lyrebirds abound on Jamberoo Mountain. We filmed this one using a wildlife camera right behind our cabins. Sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy the show!

21 Aug 2018

Regular visitors to Ben Ricketts know that winter is the best time to visit. Mist rolls over the edge of the escarpment as you come home from your walk, and a warm fire chases the winter chill away. Birds are abundant and the beds are warm. Bring your friends for a wonderful few days away from it all!

 
To encourage you and your friends to visit, BREP is offe...

31 Mar 2017

Winter is a wonderful time to visit Ben Ricketts. The mornings are misty, the fireplaces keep you warm, and there are lots of birds to be seen.

The abundance of birdlife in and around Ben Ricketts brings birdwatching groups to come and stay, enjoying the birdlife not only on our property, but also in the many readily accessible sites close by. The Canberra Or...

4 Nov 2016

Last weekend no fewer than three echidnas were spotted around Ben Ricketts! 

Though usually very shy, it seemed to be the season for them to be out and about in the middle of the day. Nic Witton took this lovely little video of one of the two that was seen along Misty Lane, while the third one was spotted at the far end of the property. They are delightful an...

3 Nov 2016

Over the last 12 years our shareholders and friends have contributed hundreds of hours to maintaining and improving the cabins, working in the garden and regenerating the natural environment. We have also built a community and these weekends are calendar highlights for many of us. 

We have four working bees planned for 2017:

  • Feb 18/19;

  • May 27/28;

  • ...

21 Sep 2016

Ben Ricketts is great all year round, but in early Spring, the wildflowers on the property and in Barren Grounds Nature Reserve are truly spectacular. Here are a few images taken on the weekend of 10 September 2016...

21 Jan 2016


The next working bee is on 6th and 7th February,  then 16th and 17th April and 6th and 7th August. 

The AGM working bee weekend is 29th and 30th October (the AGM will be on Sunday 30th October at 12.00 pm), followed by lunch.

If you are thinking of coming to a working bee or...

12 Nov 2012

Shareholders Karl and Annie stayed for a few days at New Year.  Their route: Sydney to Moss Vale by train; cycle down to Jamberoo Mountain; 3 days later, cycle to Kiama; train home to Sydney.  Annie said “It was wonderfully relaxing reading on the train, a latte at Robertson and fun catching up with friends at Ben Ricketts”

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