The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden is open every day except Christmas Day.
Monday - Friday: 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 9.30 am - 5.30 pm
Entry is free
No pets allowed in the Garden
Enquiries 02 4567 3000
The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden sits on 252 hectares of land with 28 hectares open to the public. Located in a World Heritage area the Garden is a living laboratory providing vital science focused on the conservation of cool climate plants.
The Garden is a great place for you to relax, breathe in the clean mountain air and discover a world of cool climate plants at your leisure. You are invited to return again and again to witness the fresh spectacle that each seasons brings.
The Garden features The Potager cafe and The Jungle Lodge which sleeps up to 10 people, has a wood fireplace, and private entry to the garden.
Accommodation: 7 days a week; 365 days a year
Cellar Door/Gallery: 7 days a week, Closed Christmas Day
Restaurant: Thu-Sun; 7 days a week Dec-Jan (lunch and dinner)
The Silos Restaurant is located on the NSW South Coast, at the Silos Estate vineyards just on the outskirts of picturesque Berry. Nestled amidst the rolling hills of the local vineyard, Silos takes its name from the 80 year old grain silos included in the property, one of which houses the wine cellar. The award winning Silos Restaurant under Manager Robert Salmon demonstrates country cuisine of the highest calibre. The venue is also perfect for functions. The outlook and restaurant, combined with the beautiful grounds and accommodation, provide an ideal special occasion venue – whether that be a country wedding, corporate event or simply a gathering for friends and family.
Choose from the spaciousness of a Spa Suite or a cosy Sitting Room Suite (each with a private verandah where you can enjoy the vista of the vineyard and escarpment) or the ‘Vines’ – the fully restored original farmhouse that offers views to the lower vineyards and escarpment. All rooms come with breakfast supplies for the duration of your stay. Please note that in accordance with Federal and State laws Silos Estate is smoke free. Pets and children are welcome by prior arrangement and we ask that you respect the privacy and amenity of our other guests
Situated just two hours south of Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra, Silos Estate on the South Coast of NSW is the perfect venue for your next small conference, event or meeting. We offer a small group conference or residential conference venue with a 12 seat Board Room fully equipped with the latest audio visual equipment; secure internet access; break out spaces etc. And once the work is over, there of course is wine and cheese tasting and award winning dining to be enjoyed.
Great Northern Trading Post is a truly unique venue located at the entrance to the Hunter Valley along the beautiful and iconic Great North Road. Our Cafe, Restaurant and Bar offers exceptional fresh food, live Music, warm service and a truly unique experience in a beautiful rural setting. Located only an hour from Newcastle and the Central Coast or just over that from Sydney.
GNTP is open seven days serving delicious freshly made food and the finest coffee in the valley! Our restaurant Rosa’s Kitchen is open on weekends and offers a beautiful and rustic seasonal menu on an open grill with local produce accompanied with Rosa’s fresh and delicious salad bar. We do breakfast from 8 am on weekends and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights from 6 pm.
We also keep a well-stocked general store, whether you are stopping in for a last-minute ingredient or throwing together a picnic (or a meal) to enjoy in our picturesque valley.
GNTP is also the only petrol station around these parts and we also restock gas and ice if you need it. Laguna Village Providore for local and fresh produce is also located in our Laguna Village
Open Wednesday to Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. More detail below.
Located at Peats Ridge, just 40 minutes from Wahroonga, and 1 hour from Newcastle, The Springs is your ultimate lifestyle destination. The Sitting Duck offers fresh produce from farm to plate and The Duck Down creates fabulous bush inspired cocktails. Our executive chef creates meals using the freshest produce, and delivers to our patrons straight from farm to plate.
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday & Thursday 11am – 5pm (Dining available until 3:30pm)
Friday 11am – Till late (Dining available until 9pm)
Saturday 11am – Till late (Dining available until 9pm)
Sunday 11am – 5:30pm (Dining available until 3:30pm)
7 Days 9am - 5pm
This a beautiful property. Pick up some great Olives and check out their Seafood Restaurant on site. Book early.
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 Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm (closed Sunday)
Located on Clydesdale Lane, Western Sydney University, Richmond (enter from Vines Drive, off Londonderry Road)
A wonderful community hub offering a retail plant nursery, café, gift shop, farmyard animals, fairy garden and children’s playground.
Run by North West Disability Services, the Secret Garden is a not-for-profit organisation. Our focus is on horticultural therapy offering a safe, supportive and educational environment for people with a range of abilities. The site also incorporates Riding for the Disabled, Mate’s Shed and Men’s Shed.
The garden is available for group tours, picnics and functions. We also welcome volunteers! Call 02 9686 4155 for more information.
Open from 7th August - for sales call 0417 042 460
Wildwood is a garden in Bilpin which has been developing for more than 30 years due to the efforts & skills of Wayne & Sue Tapping who bought the land in the early eighties.
They chose the name Wildwood as their plan was to make a formal garden without losing the wildness of the native landscape. They have decided that the property has now got to the stage that it should be available for everyone to appreciate.
Situated in the heart of Bilpin amid the orchards & tall trees of the Blue Mountains it is a large garden many would love to explore.
It is not just a place to wander in and enjoy the plantings as it has a café with fabulous views, a gift shop & specialist nursery with treasures propogated from plants in the garden.
There is a cherry walk, dogwoods & other blossom trees, camellias, azaleas, massed clivia, & hellebore, hydrangea, deciduous trees that are spectacular in autumn & ferns that surround a magnificent waterfall with ponds.
There is also a large lake surrounded by lawns & topiary where you can picnic. It has sweeping views, deep volcanic soil, bore water & is a delightful place to visit at any time of year.
They began this garden more than 30 years ago & also opened a retail nursery at nearby North Richmond. The Nursery closed in 2010, allowing the couple to pursue their dream of an open garden with gift shop, nursery & café.
This 5 hectare garden nestles among 10ha of towering native trees. It is set on a gentle slope with broad, crushed granite paths that meander beside a waterfall & ponds then beneath the trees & across sweeping lawns to a tranquil lake. Seats are scattered throughout to encourage visitors to relax & enjoy the atmosphere.
Wildwood’s café serve morning & afternoon teas, snacks & light lunches with delicious sandwiches, salads, cakes, pastries & season specials. There is a selection of homemade goodies which are scrumptious but be sure not to miss out on the Wildwood’s very own homemade apple pie – it is just so delicious. Enjoy a panoramic view over the garden from the café verandah. Visitors are also welcome to picnic by the lake.
The Gift shop and nursery is well stocked with appealing gift ware & local products. The nursery has a range of plants, many of which are propagated from those which are growing in the garden including some rare & unusual finds. You are sure to find something special here
From an Article by Jennifer Stackhouse, Wildwood Open
9am to 5pm, 7 days per week. We only close on Christmas Day.
We are a working wildlife sanctuary, located 1 hour north of Sydney and just off the M1, South of Gosford, We offer ranger-led animal and cultural experiences every day.
We are open from 9am until 5pm, 7 days per week. We only close on Christmas Day.
Walkabout Park was established to protect animals that come into care, breed endangered animals for release back into the wild and to provide an experiential learning space for students. This is a place where visitors can immerse themselves in the animals' world and understand why and how to save their homes, food and wildlife corridors. Walkabout Park is on Darkinjung and Guringai land in a rich Aboriginal landscape. Ancient knowledge teaches how to care for country. Animals can look after themselves, as long as their habitat is healthy. Unfortunately It is the actions of people that pose the most risk to wild habitat.
Walkabout Park is a fun and fascinating place to visit for people of all ages and abilities. Its primary purpose is not to be "the best family day out". but what is really cool, is that it is. There are few things to do that beat spending a day (or, even better, overnight) in the Australian bush with friendly animals. Walkabout Park has a zoo license which allows the team to give permanent care to the animals so that they can live out their lives in the sanctuary if they cannot go back into the wild. That is where the similarities with a zoo stops. Step into the animals' world and go walkabout with the friendliest wild wildlife in Australia
Loxley specialises in offering Boutique Accommodation, Fine Dining and the perfect venue facilities for holding Weddings, Special Events, Executive Meetings & Conferences.
Loxley also offers a variety of optional products and services including civil garden ceremonies, in-house massages, reflexology treatments, oriental facials, team building activities, such as corporate culinary challenges, murder mystery nights, poker nights and organised tours.
Besides the allure of Loxleys first class facilities, there are many magical moments awaiting guests including embracing the 400 year-old Turpentine tree in the propertys famous Dry Rainforest, the 150 year-old Kauri Tree planted by the original owners and the famous 150 year-old wishing well.
Loxley prides itself in featuring 'A taste of the Hawkesbury' by offering fresh, local produce from the Farm Gate Trail.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00am – 4:30pm Sat 8:30am-12:00pm
Zokoko is a bean to bar chocolate maker using traditional artisan methods.
Pure origin chocolate bars, truffles, confections and Morgan’s Coffee are available from the espresso bar.
Take a journey with Zokoko and discover the delights of the pure cacao experience.
Pure Origin Chocolate is, as the name implies, made from beans from one region, sometimes even the one grower.
Cocoa beans are infused with the characteristics of the soil in which they are grown. The way the beans are fermented, dried and processed all influence the final flavour profile.
Our micro batch sized production allows us to work with these flavour influences to unlock the potential within each bean.
Opening hours are 10.00-5.00pm weekdays, 11.00-4.00pm weekends and closed Tuesdays. Contact Robyn on 0409 661662
Purple Noon gallery is situated at 606 Terrace Road Freemans Reach, just metres from Streeton lookout. It is a purpose built sandstone and old timber and iron structure attached to the existing picture framing workshop.
It has a special ambiance and relaxed style perfect for displaying a beautiful range of high quality artwork.
Coffee is a must in the sculpture garden or on the large verandah surrounding the gallery with outlook to the mountains.