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Historic Hawkesbury Agricultural College: Walking Tour

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Monday to Friday the main Campus entry point is College Drive, an extension of Bourke Street Richmond.

The Drive leads to a visitor parking area.

On weekends and public holidays College Drive is closed and entry to the Campus is via Vines Drive, off Londonderry Road.

A parking fee system is utilised on the campus. You can get a parking ticket from the dispensers located at Campus entry points.

This campus is a delight to stroll around and take in the History of the Hawkesbury.

Just take 90 minutes out of your busy schedule and enjoy our most beautiful University.

Down load the attached document that has a complete tour for you.

Some preliminary information for you.

The Campus entrances have distinctive blue freestanding directories and information kiosks.

The Hawkesbury Campus is divided into location zones, which are signified via alphabetical letters.

Each building within a zone has a number. For example K4 is Stable Square. The tour map and guide indicates the location details and provides very brief details of the historic buildings. The tour guide contains a suggested route, which directs visitors to many of the historic buildings and some of the newer facilities.

The tour requires a minimum of 1 hour 30 minutes to complete. Cafeteria facilities are located in Building L2 near the oval and there is also a small food and coffee outlet open around lunchtime in Building G1.

Public toilets are located in Building K4 and in the G1 Quadrangle.

Most areas of the campus have good disabled access.

Other things to see and do while you're visiting the Hawkesbury Campus:
Visit The EarthCare Centre featuring permaculture gardens and sustainable living house.
Visit The Secret garden and Nursery featuring Riding for the Disabled and Men’s Shed, with farmyard animals, fairy garden and a unique children’s playground.


Silos Estate Winery

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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.


Mulla Villa

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Monday - Thursday 10am - 3pm
Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 8am - 9pm
Sunday & Public Holidays 8am – 3pm

Restaurant, Cafe, Accommodation, Barn-style Wedding and events venue, camping, bush walking trails, 4WD track, Caves, fruit trees, flora and fauna, ample parking (including busses), and historical tours.

1840 built Mulla Villa is a fabulous destination for day trips from Sydney, the Central Coast or Newcastle – you will discover authentic experiences at our historic Hunter Valley property. Get back to nature and see our wildlife, enjoy a bushwalk, or 4WD through the property to our large caves.

The property is abundant with many varieties of trees including fruit, natives and myrtles. The myrtle is native to Wollombi valley and we have hundreds around the property.

Learn about the history of the Wollombi Valley, fish in the creek, or savour a delicious meal at Mulla Villa Restaurant. It has been said by our guests that the food at Mulla Villa tastes like it has been “made with love“. We use the best quality ingredients and locally sourced vegetables in all our dishes. Our Mulla Villa scones are house made, paired with certified organic strawberry jam that is second to none. We are so proud to be told by our patrons on numerous occasions that “You can taste the food!“

Take the road less travelled and explore Tourist Drive 33 on your way to Mulla Villa, located just minutes south of the historic Wollombi village.


The Great River Walk

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The idea of being able to walk the length of one of the great river systems of the world from its source at Lake Bathurst not far short of Canberra, to its mouth at Broken Bay is becoming a reality with the Great River Walk of the Hawkesbury Nepean River. Four sections of the walk are now accessible on foot, bicycle, canoe or car.

Take a healthy, educational, cultural and relaxing stroll along the Great River Walk.

You can visit some farms on your way.

Download the attachment to find your Great River Walks.

As more parts of the Great River walk are built we will keep you informed.

Please contact us if you want more information.


Noyce Brothers Wine

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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.

Our wines are available through our Cellar Door in Wollombi village

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.


Hillbilly Cider Shed at Shields Orchard

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FRI 12PM - 5PM. SAT & SUN 11AM- 5PM.
Long weekend - also open Mon 1st Oct 2018 .Free Tastings. Please check website for any additional opening days during the growing season.

Wind your way up the picturesque Bells Line of Road to The Hillbilly Cider Shed at Shields orchard. Pick some apples and then head to the shed to sample the award winning range including limited releases not available elsewhere.

Hillbilly is the only cider in the world that uses the 'Julie' apple discovered at Shields Orchard and now heralded as the first new apple discovery in the Sydney area since the Granny Smith over 100 years ago! The Hillbilly Sweet Julie Cider won a “Best in Class” in the latest Australian Cider awards.

Hillbilly has won awards in every Australian cider awards since launching in 2012 including 3 times “Best in Class”. Hillbilly has also achieved highest scoring Australian cider in the UK’s International cider awards with a silver medal.

The ciders are made purely from local mountain apples with no added sugar or artificial flavours. They are gluten free and suitable for Vegans.

You can also find us at the Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food market, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday. See https://www.facebook.com/HarvestTrailsAndMarkets/ for the latest market postings.

Other stockists are listed on www.hillbillycider.com.au

Products:

Hillbilly apple cider – 4.5% alc
Hillbilly pear cider – 4.5% alc
Hillbilly Sweet Julie Cider – 3.5% alc
Hillbilly Scrumpy cloudy Cider – 6% alc
Hillbilly Vintage – 9% alc

Hillbilly non alcoholic apple cider – 0.0% alc.


Hawkesbury: The River's Just the Beginning

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