WHAT TO DO ON THE MOUNTAIN & BEYOND

BILPIN     http://visitbilpin.com/ The heart of ‘apple country’ Bilpin is the hidden gem of the Blue Mountains. Nestled between the Blue Mountains and Wollemi National Parks, Bilpin is surrounded by stunning mountains views and untouched natural bushland.   Hillbilly Cider – Cnr Johnsons road, 2230 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758 Opening hours: […]

BILPIN    

http://visitbilpin.com/

The heart of ‘apple country’ Bilpin is the hidden gem of the Blue Mountains. Nestled between the Blue Mountains and Wollemi National Parks, Bilpin is surrounded by stunning mountains views and untouched natural bushland.

 

Hillbilly Cider –

Cnr Johnsons road, 2230 Bells Line of Rd, Bilpin NSW 2758

Opening hours:

Friday 12 – 5pm.

Saturday & Sunday 11 -5 pm

Contact | 02 4567 2662

Visiting the mountain and looking for a fabulous pit stop? Look no further than Hillbilly Cider, the friendly, knowledgeable staff will give you the low

down on all things cider and a run down of whats happening in the area to make sure you get the most from your visit!

 

 

Qantas Insider magazine recommended a visit to the Hillbilly Cider shed as number 1 on their list of the top 19 things to do in the Blue Mountains for foodie lovers.  The list also included world class restaurants, boutique historical hotels, artisan farmers markets, chocolate makers and walking tracks in the world heritage Blue Mountains national park. Visitors can sit out on the deck at the  cider shed, overlooking the orchard and sample the internationally award-winning Hillbilly cider range as they decide what to do next on the list!

 

Bilpin Cider – 2369 Bells Line Of Road Bilpin

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Mountains and less than 90 minutes from Sydney’s CBD lies the charming town of Bilpin, otherwise known as the land of the mountain apple. With its volcanic soil, fresh air and clean environment , Bilpin is home to some of the finest produce in Australia.

Take a trip up to the Bilpin Cider Farm and indulge your senses with a visit to our Cellar door. There you can sample our range of ciders, including Bilpin Original, Blush Pink Lady, Archibald Cloudy and Pear.

In addition we also have available for tasting and sale locally produced honey from Bilpin Bush honey and seasonal fruit from Pine Crest Orchard and when available fruit and vegetables grown on the farm.

We are open Monday to Sunday 10am until 4pm.

 

 

FRUIT PICKING (seasonal)

Shields Orchard – http://www.shieldsorchard.com/

Bilpin Springs Orchard – http://www.bilpinspringsorchard.com.au/

The Fruit Bowl – https://www.facebook.com/Bilpin-Fruit-Bowl-113254738751283/

Four Winds Farm – http://www.4windsfarmbilpin.com.au/

Pinecrest Orchard – https://pinecrestorchard.com.au/

There are also numerous roadside stalls that offer fresh fruit etc

NUT PICKING

Picking your own chestnuts and walnuts is a fun activity for the family or just the opportunity to find fresh high quality nuts for eating or cooking. There are two seasons for walnuts. During the season in autumn at both Mt Irvine and Mt Wilson, several properties open during March and April each year for mature ripe walnuts and chestnuts and they invite people to visit and pick their own nuts.

So, come and pick your own walnuts and chestnuts. There are established nut orchards with large, good quality, fresh chestnuts and walnuts. Chestnuts need gloves to pick up the spiky shells which have fallen to the ground, and break them open to get the chestnuts. Walnuts are just picked from the ground.

Drive around the villages of Mt Wilson and Mt Irvine and look for signs outside properties where you can pick nuts. Some properties are regulars each season and other properties advertise only when they have nuts available for picking.

The regular properties open each season are listed below. It is a good idea to call first and check when they are open.

There are public toilets at Silva Plana (just as you enter Mt Wilson), the Fire Station, Founders Corner, Waterfall Reserve and Cathedral Reserve. There are no shops, cafes or ATMs in either village.

KOOKOOTONGA

Follow signs from 247 Mt Irvine Rd,  Mt Irvine

https://www.kookootonga.com.au/

Our web site has lots of detailed information to help plan your visit

FERN HILL 

52 The Avenue, Mt Wilson Ph: 02 4756 2008 or 0418 676 468

Chestnuts available from mid April to mid May. Gloves and buckets supplied.

 

TRAILS MOTORCYCLE RIDING (bookings essential) 

https://bilpinmotoadventures.com/

Bilpin Moto Adventures, a purpose-built trials and beginners motorcycle training facility located in the heart of the Blue Mountains. They offer the ultimate training packages for trials and motorbike riders and cater for everyone, adults and children, including those who have never ridden before.

 

HORSE RIDING (by appointment only)

Bowens Creek Equestrian (Tiffany Williams Mob 0405 149 849). Tiffany offers riding lessons and paddock rides within the boundaries of her property. She also offers ‘horse experiences’ for those less confident and for younger children to learn about horses, groom and feed them.

 

MARKETS

 

Bilpin Community Markets and Café – small, local market held every Saturday morning – https://www.facebook.com/bilpincommunitymarketsandcafe/

 

KURRAJONG AND KURRAJONG HEIGHTS

https://www.kurrajong.org.au/index.html

A short 20 minute drive from Bilpin and you will find yourself in the delightful Kurrajong Village, located just off Bells Line of Road. The main street is dotted with gift stores, cafes an IGA and chemist.

 

Further Afield

    Japanese Bath House

(times approximate only –   45 mins drive from Mt Wilson & 57 mins from Bilpin)

259 Sir Thomas Mitchell Dr, South Bowenfels NSW
Bookings essential