A country experience on the doorstep of Sydney.

Wollondilly Harvest Experience


Cedar Creek Orchard

Toilets Parking Pick Your Own
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Open for Shed Sales of Apple Juice and fruit (when in season) & local honey - Mon- Fri 8.30 to 4.30. Closed weekends, except on special Pick Your Own Dates which we will put up on this website or see our website.

We take our produce to Warwick Farm Trackside Markets every Saturday from November to beginning of June.

LAST PYO OF NECTARINES & PEACHES before CHRISTMAS - 8th & 9th Dec. See our website to make a booking. Also PYO Dec 29, Jan 5 & 6. Shed Sales, Mon-Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm. See our website for more information.

Nestled in the hills just outside of the country town of Picton, is the family owned and run “Cedar Creek Orchard” which was purchased in 1937 and now has its 4th generation helping to run the family farm.

The Silm family began planting apple trees here in 1941 after Mr. Silm (Snr.) and young Ron Silm found that apples were good feed for the poultry they were breeding. For many years, only apples, of different varieties, were grown.

The orchard began to diversify into stonefruit in the 1980’s, when Ron’s two sons (Michael & Mark) joined the business, and the season was further extended during the 1990’s with plantings of Persimmons.

Today, the orchard is run by Mark & Lynelle Silm, and their eldest son, Damien (4th generation). Sadly, Mark's parents both passed away in 2015. It has approximately 23,000 trees – the produce of which is sold mostly on the domestic market, as well as local Produce Markets, from the shed door & seasonal Pick Your Own days.

Shed sales, directly to the public, begin in November with nectarines, (yellow & white) then peaches, (white only) available through to the end of January.
This is followed by apples from end of Jan to May, and then finally persimmons from April to June.

The varieties of persimmons we have are Makawa Jiro & Fuyu, which are new, non-astringent types – i.e. can be eaten when still hard, just like an apple. It’s quite a sweet fruit, and is extremely popular amongst the Asian population.

We are especially proud, also, of our “Cedar Creek Black Label Apple Juice” which is a pure 100% apple juice with no preservatives, no sugar and no added water. The apples are crushed right here on our farm and the bottling is also done in our own bottling plant on the farm.

We have been making apple juice for over 30 years, and have developed this unique, exceptionally tasting apple juice, which is made all year round. People always comment “it actually tastes like apples”.

Shed sales of:
Nectarines/Peaches (mid-Nov-Jan),
Apples (Feb-June)
Persimmons (April-June)

Plus quality apple juice made on site, all year round.


Ambrosia Olive Farm

Toilets Parking Food Wine
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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.


Good AZ Gold Tours and Transfers

Parking Pick Your Own Food Wine
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Experience all the rural charm that the Hawkesbury district has to offer by visiting one of Australia's oldest wineries, orchards, a working cattle or a vegie farm plus much more.

We will personalise your tours to suit your needs, you can stop and pick your own from our local orchards where you can purchase fresh produce.

You can taste test our fresh goats cheese and wines before you purchase from the producers or you could wander around a vegie farm with the farmer whilst your fresh product is picked.

We offer half day tours and week ends away or you can charter one of our deluxe buses and we will personalise a tour to suit your requirements.


Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre

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Wollondilly is a popular destination for visitors, yet the name is often unfamiliar until memories stir with the mention of more prominent features such as Razorback Range and Burragorang Valley or towns like Picton, Appin and Warragamba.

Wollondilly, on the south western outskirts of Sydney and at the foothills of the Southern Highlands, is surrounded by spectacular, natural beauty and rural pastures. It's 2,560 square kilometres stretch from Bargo in the south, Appin and Menangle in the east, Warragamba in the north with the Nattai wilderness, Yerranderie Ghost Town and Burragorang Valley to the west.

The district is rich in aboriginal and European history. The earliest known inhabitants of the district were the natives of the Gundangurra Tribe, who gave the area its name. The word Wollondilly is attributed to having three meanings, including:

"A place where spirits dwell" and "Water trickling over rocks"

The third meaning is connected to a legend about the burning black coal that was carried inside the skull of a bunyip, within a basket woven of waratah stems. "Worron" means black coal and "dilly" means carry basket.

You can take the Wollondilly Harvest Experience and enjoy the fruits of the region.

Source: Wollondilly Shire Council


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