Experience Life on the Farm
Immerse yourself in Australiana with a range of agricultural experiences on offer in the Parkes region.
Tour a sheep farming and value adding enterprise, learn how olive products are produced or sample some premier wines at a cellar door and understand the growing and wine making process.
Outback Lamb Farm Tours
Located 24 kilometres from Tullamore, Westpoint Farm is a slice of pure Australiana. Owners and fifth generation farmers, Fiona and Bill Aveyard run the 5000 hectare property with the help of their four 'farmhands', children Lily, Archie, Evie and Jim.
The pair have transformed their family-run operation into the Outback Lamb enterprise - supplying pasture raised, slow grown, ethically produced lamb to boutique butchers in Sydney, and more recently, Wollongong.
Westpoint Farm Tours is Fiona and Bill's latest venture, where visitors can learn first-hand about their sustainable farming philosophy and experience seasonal activities in action.
No tour of Westpoint would be complete without some homegrown Outback Lamb for lunch, served with a side of country hospitality.
Tumbling Down Olives
Meet Colin and Shelley from Tumbling Downs Olive Grove in Bogan Gate.
Tumbling Downs produce a range of olive oil product and home made chutneys and jams.
Learn about the growing and production process and what life is like on the farm in rural NSW.
Tours and farm gate experiences by appointment only.
Address: Olive Grove Lane, Bogan Gate NSW 2876
Contact: Shelley 0428 738 172
Twisted River Winery
Twisted River Wines is a multi award winning boutique, low yielding vineyard nestled on the edge of the Goobang remnant forest 39km east of Parkes in the cool climate NSW Central Ranges.
When you visit the cellar door at the Vineyard you are bound to be greeted by one or all the dogs closely followed by Helen or Michelle, and it is definitely a case of, take them as you find them!
For Michelle & Helen not only do everything on the vineyard but they also look after the cellar door where they will come straight from the vines to proudly serve you.
What this means is that the cellar door experience at Twisted River is not just about the wine it is about life on a vineyard. The cellar door is in Helen & Michelle’s home in the middle of the vineyard.
So, take your time taste the wine & soak in life on a vineyard.
Location: Vineyard – 6056 Henry Parkes Way Manildra NSW 2865
Phone 02 63645447
Opening Hours: Open most Saturday & Sundays 10.00 am to 5.00 pm (please phone 1st) other times by appointment.
Learn about life on the farm in the early years when tractors were driven by reins and ploughing wasn't what it is today.
Located within the Henry Parkes Centre precinct, the Antique Machinery collection has a huge range of historic tractors and farming equipment that a mostly in working order.
Volunteers of the Parkes and District Historical Society are on hand to tell you all about the exhibitions and can even arrange demonstrations of the machinery and equipment.