‘Alchemy Place’ This scenic 100 acre property is situated in a beautiful valley, at the base of the Moonbi range near Tamworth NSW. It’s special features are the amazing granite rock faces and boulders and beautiful yellow box trees which help create the energy and atmosphere that exist there. “Alchemy Place” means place of transformation, coming from the word alchemy which was the name given to the process where the first chemists tried to transform common lead into the precious metal of gold. So alchemy is the process of transforming or evolving to a higher place or state of being, turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. “Alchemy Place” is a sacred space for me and my animals and it has also been set up to be shared as a horsemanship facility for developing horses and teaching people.
The facilities include:- A very large 230’x180’ fenced arena, round pens, small covered arena and demonstration area, playground, honeycomb, open and timbered and flat and undulating ground with a creek for trail walking and trail riding, large open areas of flat ground for riding, safe over night horse yards, kitchen, dining and classroom area, toilet and shower facilities.
Directions and Accommodation Details
413 Gaol Creek Rd, Moonbi
FROM BENDEMEER OR ARMIDALE – on the New England HWY just at the bottom of the Moonbi range there is a big sweeping bend to the left before you come into the Moonbi village (you will see ANDROMEDA Rubber Belting on your left).
TURN RIGHT INTO CHARLES ST. It is very hard to see the street name from the HWY but it is just after ANDROMEDA Rubber Belting and before the Mechanics shop (Dunn’s Truck Recovery) post office and general store on your right.
TURN RIGHT IMMEDIATELY INTO GILL STREET. (Runs parallel to the HWY and goes past the showground)
GILL ST BECOMES GAOL CREEK RD – (You may not see the sign Gaol Creek Rd) go 4 km and we are the property on the left at the end of the bitumen #413. The front entrance is post and rail and you’ll see a big shed on the hill.
FROM TAMWORTH – Follow signs to Armidale. The Oxley Hwy becomes the New England Hwy. On the New England HWY go past theMoonbi store and post office on your left.
TURN LEFT INTO CHARLES ST THEN TURN IMMEDIATELY RIGHT INTO GILL ST. (Runs parallel to the HWY and goes past the showground).
GILL ST BECOMES GAOL CREEK RD – (You may not see the sign Gaol Creek Rd) go 4 km and we are the property on the left at the end of the bitumen #413. The front entrance is post and rail and you’ll see a big shed on the hill. N.B. If you go past our gate way reverse back as it is very hard to turn around at the end of the road with a horse float on.
CAMPING is available on the property (not recommended for the winter months) with toilet, shower and full kitchen facilities available including, pots, pans, cutlery, plates etc. gas stove top, oven, microwave, toaster, fridges, limited freezer space ($15 per night/person and $5/night if you require power).
HIRE VANS ON SITE – sometimes available. Email Mel for details.
HORSE STAY – There are overnight yards for horses $10/horse/night
MOTELS Budget but good accommodation that we can recommend very close by (about 8km away):
Kootingal Hotel –
02 6760 3203
Kootingal Landview Motel
02 6760 3273
Kootingal Kourt Caravan Park – 02 67603103 (hire vans & granny flat style accomodation)
Kootingal has an IGA grocery store, cafe, Chinese restaurant at the Bowling club and good food at the Kootingal Hotel.
Otherwise there are many motels/hotels/ restaurants in Tamworth (approx. 30 mins away).
413 GAOL CREEK RD, MOONBI
0428 385 745 mobile