the highlight of this forest is bulahdelah mountain park dominated by the imposing alum mountain.
The mountain was once an important source of the mineral alunite used as a fertiliser and in the textile industry. The mining, which took place between 1878 and 1950, has left its legacy in the form of the mountain's present profile, the regrowth forest on the western face and the abandoned quarry sites can still be seen.
The Bulahdelah Mountain Park has picnic areas and trails. A walk up the mountain will reward visitors with sensational views and also remanets of the regions timber getting and mining past. The Alunite Trail and Mountain Lookout runs past the former Lady Smith Quarry. While the Ted Baker Walk and Lookout meanders along the ridge top, ending in a lookout with vistas to the north east.