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Experience real Australia at Mowbray Park Farmstay just 9 km from Picton 1 hour from Sydney Airport the Blue Mountains, Pacific Ocean and 2 hours from Canberra ACT. It brings together the best of 'life on the farm' with Australian country hospitality.
Steeped in history the magnificent 1822 property is only 80 minutes drive from Sydney NSW and is surrounded by rolling hills, towering trees, picturesque farmland and natural unspoilt bush.
Family owned and operated, Mowbray Park is a working farm and farmstay where you can experience all aspects of country life in a relaxed setting with all the comforts you would expect.
Whether it's midweek or weekend, Mowbray Park is alive with the sites and sounds of the Australian country.
Mowbray Park captures the spirit and beauty of the Picton surrounds which is renowned for its crisp country air, history and magnificent countryside.
At our Farm Holiday you can do everything or nothing at all and children can be entertained while parents relax, unwind or enjoy the activities.
Discover the delights of a leisurely horse ride across rolling hills and bushland taking in the magnificent views of the country side, perfect for both experienced and first timers, (age limit 8 years plus on the trail rides).
After your ride take a dip in the pool or relax in our spa. Spend a lazy afternoon along the banks of Crocodile creek chatting around the campfire cooking billy tea and damper, while you're there you may like to go canoeing down stream, its great fun for all ages !
Play tennis on our day/night tennis court, try your hand at archery or learn to crack a stock whip. You may like to bring your bikes and go bike riding or go for a relaxing walk in the country.
For those looking to chill there's nothing better than a good book at a quiet spot amongst a picturesque garden setting with a cool drink in hand.
We also have Perch in our farm dams for the keen fisherman.
Meals will be a highlight of your stay with delicious set menu’s including hearty hot breakfasts, sizzling barbecues with crisp salads and in the evening the scent of mouth watering roasts will tantalise your taste buds. BYO drinks.
The children will be overwhelmed with excitement as they head off on the hayride for a real "hands on" farm experience , helping with the farm chores, feeding the livestock and cuddly nursery animals. They'll also milk the cow, bottle feed the calves, feed Chloe the pig and watch our working dog muster the sheep for that old favourite shearing demonstration.
During most weekends and holiday times we run a kids club during the day and the night at a small cost per child allowing you to enjoy a relaxing dinner and more time to enjoy that well deserved break.
Private horse riding lessons are also available at very reasonable rates, advanced bookings are essential. Our farm stay is a slice of real Australia and brings together the best of the farm, bush and life in the country. We would love to share this experience with you and look forward to seeing you soon.
Mowbray Park has built a reputation for its friendliness, quality and value.
10.30am – 2.30pm – Mon & Thu |10.30am – 4.30pm – Fri, Sat & Sun |Closed – Tue & Wed
Private tastings and tastings outside these hours can also be arranged.
A boutique wine producer at Wollombi in Hunter Valley Wine Country. Through the unique combination of soil and climate our vineyards produce quite distinctive Hunter style wines, particularly our semillon, verdelho, chardonnay and shiraz. Our wines are available through our Cellar Door in Wollombi village, a select number of restaurants, the internet and our mailing list. We are also part of the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail. Noyce Brothers Sawman Wine Club provides unique benefits to our members including discounts on purchases and access to wines before release to the general public.
Noyce Brothers Cellar Door is in the heart of the Wollombi Village in Hunter Valley Wine Country, located in the historic Grays Inn between the General Store and Panino Café in Wollombi Road. All our wines are available for tasting and purchase. We are very close to the Endeavour Museum, lovely restaurants, galleries, and shops selling gifts and beautiful decorative artefacts.
Our distinctive wines come from a north facing slope in an enclosed and remote valley alongside the Wollombi Brook. Chosen by James Milson in 1823 as ideal grazing pasture for his cattle after the great drought of 1821, this unique valley with its intense summer heat and crisp winter mornings produces a perfect grape with flavours never before tasted in the Lower Hunter Valley of New South Wales.
The Noyce family has been farming this valley for the last forty years. Our aim at Noyce Brothers wines is to explore ways in which technology and tradition can push the boundaries of taste.
All our fruit at Old Byora Vineyard is hand nurtured and computer monitored to ensure picking at the optimum moment.
We infuse our wines with the mutual skills of three brothers, combining the art of a film director with the science of a skilled surgeon and the vision of an internet innovator.
It seems apt that the creek that nourishes our vines is the Wollombi (an aboriginal name for ‘meeting place’) for our convivial wines are destined to be enjoyed amongst friends and family at many a gathering.
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
Alpaca Feeding time at 3pm every day. Arrive at 2.45pm. Cost is $20 per person. Feeding takes about an hour.
Madison's Mountain Retreat is a four-star peaceful bed and breakfast farmstay in Kurrajong Heights , on acres bordering the Wollemi and Blue Mountains National Parks . Secluded with stunning scenery yet easy to reach, we have 8 self-contained cedar cottages and 2 refurbished train carriages. Each can accommodate up to 5 people. Every spacious cottage has a cosy log fire, kitchenette, TV and DVD player.
Some cottages have a private spa, massage is available by appointment and one cabin is wheelchair accessible. Madison 's is ideal for family holidays with the kids - have an adventure when you collect the eggs for breakfast or help us feed the alpacas every day.
Recently, Madison's has hosted garden weddings, 21st parties, wellbeing seminars, large family reunions, yoga retreats, workplace get-aways, womens' annual retreats and other special events.
Madison's has an 18 m indoor heated pool and spa, tennis court, gazebo with BBQ, large shed, common room (with library, pool table and open fire), open space and acres of bush.
Madison's is spectacular in spring, beautiful in summer, exciting in autumn and cosy in winter. Tariffs include a generous breakfast hamper.