Aussie Farm, Food & Wine Trail
$135concession ? Prices above are for departures between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017
Today you’ll enjoy a real Aussie bush experience. You’ll head out over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and on to the Great Northern Road. The 70 minute journey will take you through some of rural NSW and views of lush bush landscapes.
Enjoy a tractor ride through the orchards and learn how the fruit is grown. There are nectarines, plums, peaches, tomatoes and more. Between November and January, you can take home your very own stone fruit picks (own expense). You’ll taste-test Aussie honey, plus you can purchase fresh produce from the Canoelands Orchard stall.
Tobruk Sheep Station
Offering a truly authentic experience, Tobruk Sheep Station will immerse you in the Australian bush and to get a taste of life on an outback sheep station. You'll also get to see colourful whip cracking & boomerang throwing demonstrations.
Once at the Drover’s Camp you’ll be treated to traditional stockman’s tucker with billy tea and damper around the campfire. Made and served the old way – straight up – the billy tea is boiled over the campfire, while the damper dough is placed straight onto the embers. While this tucker tastes great, make sure you leave room for lunch.
Now you’ll see the amazing patience and skill of the stockman at work with his sheepdog. In order to get the sheep to a particular pen on the property, the stockman directs his canine partner as it moves quickly and expertly among the 50 strong herd. With what looks like effortless skill and speed, the dog will move over, under and around the sheep to achieve his task. Have the camera ready to take a snap when the dog lands himself on the back of a wayward sheep.
The age-old profession of sheep shearing requires a great deal of practice, skill and agility and here you’ll see it first-hand. While seated in the most unique shearing shed in the country, you’ll watch the shearers at work while the life of the shearer himself is unfolded.
After all that excitement, it’s time to enjoy some real Aussie hospitality with a mouth-watering BBQ. Today you’ll be treated to an Aussie grill of steak, green salad and more. Oh, and don’t forget dessert – traditional Aussie Lamington cake – just delicious.
Included Meals: Barbecue Lunch
Wind down with a relaxing wine tasting at Tizzana Winery. Sample its cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and muscat varieties, and well as olives, accompanied by cheese and biscuits.
Full Day Tour
Approximately 9.5 hours
Mon & Fri from 7.00am, Sydney
(earlier from selected city hotels)
5.30pm approximately, Sydney
Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts.
Find out more
- Stockman’s tucker
- Barbecue lunch
- Wine tastings
- Experienced Driver Guide
- Comprehensive commentary
- Travel in an air-conditioned coach
What to bring
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Low level of fitness required.
Aussie Farm, Food & Wine Trail (J9)
Free hotel pick-ups
Hotel pick-ups are available free of charge if you do not wish to meet at the main departure point. Hotel pick up times vary so please use the tool below to find your hotel and pick up time. Hotel pick-ups must be requested with your booking.
The following pick-ups will be in effect from 1st April 2016.
|Hotel||Pickup Location||Pickup Time|
|Crescent on Bayswater||Front of Hotel||7.00am|
|Four Points Sheraton||Front of Hotel||8.10am|
|Four Seasons||Level 3 – Harrington Street entrance||8.15am|
|Hilton Hotel Sydney||Pitt Street entrance||8.00am|
|Novotel Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7.45am|
|Parkroyal Darling Harbour||Front of Hotel||7.50am|
|Rydges World Square||Front of Hotel - Pitt Street entrance||7.55am|
|Sofitel Wentworth||Front of Hotel||7.15am|
|Vibe Hotel Sydney||Front of Hotel||7.25am|
|YHA Central||Front of Hostel||7.30am|
In Sydney, you will be picked up by your specific touring vehicle an commence your day tour without the need to go to a centralised departure point to swap vehicles.
Please use the tool below to find the nearest pickup location from your hotel and advise your chosen pickup with your booking. Alternatively, please ask at time of booking.
Find your hotel pick up time
A sheep station is a large property (station = the equivalent of a ranch) in Australia or New Zealand whose main activity is the raising of sheep for their wool and meat.
The reason for the name ‘Blue Mountains’ is because of the blue haze produced by the oil from the Eucalyptus trees.
It is believed that boomerangs are amongst the first flying objects invented by humans, which were heavier-than-air.
The existence of the traditional boomerang was mainly in Eastern and Southern Australia. It was relatively unknown to Aboriginal people in other parts of Australia.