From farm shops to orchard picnics, Macadamia Country is full of delightful farm experiences that will excite young and old. These are our favourite macadamia farm experiences that are just a stone’s throw from popular Byron Bay, Australia.
Summerland Farm, Alstonville
This working macadamia and avocado farm is the perfect place for families to enjoy the bounty of Macadamia Country. The farm itself has been operating since 1972 and has always showcased our native nut in their cafe, but a recent refresh of the site has brought a new dimension that families will love. Summerland Farm’s new impressive water park will delight the kids and their expanded shop now sells a wider range of local products. This popular wedding venue is also a lovely place for picnics with hampers available for pre order.
253 Wardell Road, Alstonville
The Farm, Byron Bay
This expansive property stretches over 80 acres and isn’t just a working farm. It’s also a growing collection of small food and farming businesses committed to sustainable, chemical-free food. Whether you want to take a self guided tour of the property (perhaps culminating in a picnic with food from one of the artisan businesses on site), feed the animals or take a horseback ride in the countryside, The Farm is a place where you can do it all. Don’t miss out on a macadamia feast at the Three Blue Ducks restaurant while you are there. They feature abundant local produce on their menu. During harvest season, wander the macadamia grove and find your own macadamias to crack using the strategically placed tree stumps and rocks in the orchard!
11 Ewingsdale Road, Ewingsdale
Mon to Thu 7am-4pm; Fri to Sun 7am-10pm
Cape Byron Distillery, Byron Bay
Relax and take in the stunning view of this macadamia orchard while enjoying a gin flight – tasting some of the award-winning products of this distillery. Home of the highly acclaimed Mac liquor, a premium roasted Macadamia & Wattleseed liqueur, a tour of Cape Byron Distillery allows you to see how they make ‘Mac’ as well as taste test! Kids will enjoy a guided tour of the macadamia orchard and learn about the regenerated rainforest.
80 St Helena Rd, McLeods Shoot
By appointment only.
Farm & Co, Cudgen
Known for fantastic food and delightful sunflowers, Farm & Co have a small, accessible macadamia grove. So, whether you visit their farm gate store, indulge in a vibrant meal in the cafe or stay in the onsite AirbnB, you can also take a self guided tour through the orchard. Who knows, you might be able to find and crack your own macadamias with one of the crackers scattered around the grounds!
529 Cudgen Road, Cudgen
Store: 8-3pm 7 days. Check cafe hours before visiting.
Tropical Fruit World, Duranbah
Many macadamia properties offer self guided tours, but at Tropical Fruit World you get the full guided experience! You can crack and sample macadamias fresh from the trees as part of an interpretive tractor tour through many different fruits. This tour is an outstanding tourist experience, no matter your age. This one is popular and bookings are essential, so make sure you book well in advance to secure your spot. When the tour is done, you can shop for local macadamias in the on-site store or visit the cafe for a macadamia inspired meal.
29 Duranbah Road, Duranbah
Booking essential. Check opening hours at time of booking.
Duck Creek Macadamia Farm, Newrybar
Chocolate lovers can pick up something for their stash at the farm gate shop while they drink in the majestic view on a self-guided walk. Duck Creek started their macadamia business in 1987 and have steadily built their reputation for delicious macadamia products – including a variety of delicious chocolate-covered ones. Visitors can now buy them straight from the new farm gate shop, as well as picking up beautiful body and skin care products on their visit.
145 Brooklet Road Newrybar NSW 2479
Monday to Thursday 9am to 3pm; Friday 9am to 2pm; Saturday 10am to 2pm.