Begin your day with pick-up from your central Sydney hotel and soak up the scenery as you cross the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, then drive out through the Sydney bushlands. The first stop of the day is at a local orchard, where you’ll jump aboard a tractor for a thrilling ride around the farm.
Along the way, see first-hand how the fruits are grown, learn more about the planting, pruning, and harvesting process; and hear about the challenges that face Australia’s farming industry. Hop off to sample some delicious Australian honey, and depending on the season, perhaps head out into the orchards to pick your own stone fruit (November to January only; own expense).
Continue to the Tobruk Sheep Station, where you’ll be greeted by an Australian stockman on horseback and guided to the Drovers Camp for a typical Aussie morning tea. Discover bush delicacies such as Damper (soda bread) and Billy Tea, cooked up over the campfire, and have chance to quiz your hosts about Aussie life and traditions.
With your appetite sated, follow your guide on a tour of the farm and get a feel for the daily life of a stockman. Watch as the stockmen use sheepdogs to muster up the sheep and lambs; enjoy a live sheep shearing demonstration and peek into the wool room; then be entertained by displays of boomerang throwing and whip cracking.
For lunch, head to the Tobruk Station Woolshed Restaurant to tuck into a hearty Aussie-style BBQ (included), followed by a drink at the Stockman’s Bar.
After a morning on the farm, continue to the Tizzana Winery, where you’ll have chance to sample some fine Australian wines, accompanied by regional cheeses. On the way back to Sydney, stop to admire Australia's oldest church, Ebeneza Church, which dates back to 1809, and stroll around the colonial town of Windsor.
Finally, arrive back in Sydney, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.