Muru Mittigar is open 7 days.
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Booking Available on Weekends
Drop in or organise a group.
Muru Mittigar means “Pathway to Friends” in Darug language (Traditional Aboriginal custodians of our area).
Muru Mittigar enables you to participate and interact with members of the Aboriginal community through the exciting educational and enriching cultural activities on offer. With a focus on providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal people, Muru Mittigar also presents positive outcomes for the local community, by creating a meeting place for sharing cultures.
Cultural Experiences and Tours
Muru Mittigar provides hands-on cultural encounters with experienced and professional Aboriginal Guides. Our group tours are sure to provide you with a full cultural experience. Depending on the tour type you choose (2 hours – 4 1/2 hours), the activities include:
• Bush Tucker Morning Tea. Try our wattle seed pikelets with native jams
• Guided tour of our Cultural Centre
• Cultural Talk with beliefs and stories from Aboriginal Australia
• Try your hand at Boomerang throwing
• Didgeridoo presentations
• Join our Yarra Walk and learn about the traditional uses of local native plants
• Aussie BBQ Lunch & Bush Tucker Tasting. The bush tucker taste test is a chance to try some of our native game meat, such as Kangaroo and Emu
• Koori Art Painting Workshop. Paint a souvenir boomerang.
Tour optional extras include Dance Performances and a Bush Tucker Morning Tea. All visitors have the opportunity to stop in at our Gift Shop and Veranda Café.
Our Cultural Experiences and Tours are available for individuals, groups, and corporate groups (up to 80 people). Tours start from $34 for Children, Students and Seniors and from $45 for Adults.
Muru Mittigar is F.I.T ready and commission ready. We have special
discounted rates for domestic primary and secondary school groups.
Showcasing visiting Aboriginal art exhibitions, local artefacts and stories. Our centre covers the local Darug people, Aboriginal Australia and interpretive museum pieces.
Native Provenance Plant Nursery
Muru Mittigar’s Provenance Nursery specialises in growing Indigenous native provenance plants. All plants are from the Penrith Basin and are ideally suited to drought conditions.
Art and Craft Studio
Authentic Aboriginal arts and crafts created by our experienced artisans
Gift Shop & Veranda Cafe
In our Gift Shop you will find only original and 100% Australian made products with authentic Aboriginal content. You can soak up the atmosphere with a coffee and light meal at our Veranda Café.
7 Days 9am - 5pm
This a beautiful property.
Nestled in the hills of Silverdale, Ambrosia Olive Farm offer a complete package.
Walk amongst the Olive trees or just watch the Olive press work (when in season) or chat with the owners about the process of making extra virgin Olive oil.
We have a variety of other fruit trees and some vines also on the property. We have our own Bee Hives and you can purchase some fresh local honey and home made Olive products.
We have Deer, Chicken, Turkey, Emu, Sheep and Duck also on the property.
Bus / Coaches are welcome. Lunches can be arranged on request.
Open 7 Days Mar-Sep 10am-4pm. Oct-Feb 10AM-5PM
A cold climate botanic garden with panoramic views.
See Wolemi Pines and spectacular displays of plants from around the world.
Restaurants, kiosk and Garden shop. Picnic / BBQ area. Parking.
Starts at 8am and finishes 12 noon.
Runs the Second Saturday and Fourth Saturday of Every Month, except January. Apologies for March 2014, 4th Saturday, we cannot hold the Market due to the Castle Hill Show.
This is a seasonal market and the produce advertised will only be available in season.
The Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Markets are just what the doctor ordered. An abundance of fresh produce to tempt the taste buds of most hunters and gathers.
Let's begin our journey by succumbing to the tantalizing aroma of freshly ground coffee beans brewing away in the crispy early morning air of the Show grounds. As you sip your coffee you will drawn by the perfumes of the many freshly cut blooms as the flower stalls arrange a vast array of colours and species to suit all occasions.
As you do the rounds it's hard not to be drawn to the amazing variety of fresh herbs and spices available. The crispy baby rockets, extra virgin olive oils, sun dried tomatoes and Darling Mills amazing array of olives and fresh basil.
Willowbrae cheesemaker Karen Borg uses a traditional French farmhouse method to produce a variety of goats cheese sold at the markets by her husband David.
Crunchy sourdough breads, traditional pasta's even the staple family meals like bangers and mash can be accommodated.
The fantastic array of gourmet European sausages and the variety of old fashioned Irish spuds will turn a staple Aussie meal into a Chef's delight !
Enjoy browsing through the stalls of fresh fruit and veges, freshly picked berries, crunchy greens, vine ripened tomatoes, stone fruit and our famous Bilpin apples - even an apple pie or two !
Whilst doing that final once around stopping to pick up some exotic Australian Native Foods, yum, Wild Hibiscus flowers in syrup, Desert Quandong jam or some Lemon Myrtle and Native Pepper berry seasoning a must for any good foodies pantry.
Our markets promote the importance of fresh seasonal produce, sustainable local agriculture, showcasing small business and introduce our many visitors to the wonders of our Region. The Hawkesbury.
You can find us at these markets, or call us to make other arrangements.
Peats Ridge Country Markets - Saturday 9am – 2pm | Berowra Community Markets - 8am – 1pm
Please call before planning to visit the nursery
Sustainable Natives is a wholesale nursery located in Somersby, NSW on the central coast.
We specialise in tube stock to semi advanced plants, mainly native plants including finger limes and waratahs.
Sustainable Natives seeks to primarily fill the gaps in native plants not grown by other plant nurseries and councils, so that a majority of plants can then regenerate a site rather than only a small portion. A lot of plants we grow are not from orders, so it is our passion for maintaining the bushland in and around Sydney, on Hawksbury Sandstone country that keeps us happy. We are currently developing a part of the nursery for propagating ferns from the Sydney area. Once we have done that then we are then working on more grasses and sedges.
We sell our plants at a wholesale rate but also do Markets so other customers can purchase them.
We donate a lot of plants to Bushcare programs as well as to Retirement villages and reserves.
We also volunteer our time for the Australian Plants Society, and continue to do that.
Australian Plants attracts birds, and other native fauna back to the property.
The plants help in reducing strong light to your house, can provide shade and a nice microclimate both in summer and winter, and can smell beautiful – especially fragrant is the Boronia serrulata or Sydney Rock Rose – a real stunner and one of the best smelling plants. This beautiful plant is very scarce now, but we are working on propagating a lot of these so that they can again be enjoyed by a lot of fellow gardeners.
There are a lot of endangered plants around Sydney which most people are not aware of, and these include the Sydney Bluegum believe it or not, mainly because its natural habitat is being reduced, and under-scrubbing causes lots of problems to eucalypts.
If you are interested in starting up a native Australian Garden, or would like to purchase plants, give us a call!
Sustainable Natives is a member of the NGINA (Nursery & Garden Industry, NSW & ACT Ltd) and AILDM (Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers)
A scrumptious selection of gourmet native foods and spices including Macadamia Nut Butter & Rainforest Plum Swirl, Lemon Myrtle and Native Pepperberry Seasoning, Wild Hibiscus Flowers in Syrup for your champagne and Desert Quandong Jam to name a few.
Visit Kurrajong Australian Native Foods at their Factory Outlet shop at McGraths Hill to taste test and purchase products.
Large groups are welcome by appointment.
Products are also available from Tizanna Winery, Mount Tomah Botanical Gardens and Enniskillen Orchard and each month at our Farmers and Fine Food Markets at Castle Hill, Rouse Hill and Penrith.
Don't miss out on getting these products. Your taste buds will be tantalised.