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Farm Visit Activities
All visitors to Tobruk enjoy a unique and real Australian farm experience. Relax and enjoy the day as our stockmen guide you through an interactive and authentic outback experience, full of fun, good old Aussie humour and sumptuous food. Below are some of the Tobruk farm visit activities for you to enjoy within our daily programs.
Sheep Muster & Working Dog Show
The mustering of the sheep to specific locations around the property requires the patience and skill of the stockman and the sheep dogs. The stockman provides the direction and the dogs carry out their orders.
The sheep are mustered and moved to the stockyards for drafting; this is often very lively and comical as sheep can be unpredictable and the dogs often need to work ‘overtime’ to achieve their objective. A demonstration is then given on the drafting of sheep through the yards by the dogs.
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Sheep Shearing Show
A demonstration by our shearer on the art of shearing a sheep is conducted in the most unique shearing shed in Australia …
The history of shearing and life of the shearer is explained in an both and educational and entertaining manner. Members of audience often have the opportunity to try their hand at shearing a sheep where the participants work with the experienced shearer under strict guidance …
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Billy Tea and Damper
The traditional refreshment for stockmen and drovers is served in this unique setting. A tasty mug of steaming hot tea is consumed the old way, which is straight, without milk and sugar, although these are provided for those that have the need …
Billy Tea is always best accompanied by a fresh damper and you won’t miss out on this at Tobruk Sheep Station. In colonial Australia, stockmen developed the technique of making damper out of necessity …
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Whip and Boomerang Show
Used by the stockmen to assist in the mustering process, the cracking of a whip is not as easy as it looks. The cracking of the whip is achieved by the “cracker” breaking the sound barrier. Our experienced stockmen will entertain you …
Participents in the Premium Program and Seniors Program can try their hand at boomerang throwing demonstrated by the stockman earlier in the day.
If directions are followed, the boomerang should return to the thrower and the whips should crack!
Originally used as a hunting weapon, the boomerang at Tobruk is demonstrated and used as a recreational device only!
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Tractor Trailer Ride (Optional Extra)
Come to Tobruk and experience the latest attraction – our fun and educational tractor trailer ride! Take a relaxing tour of the farm in our brand new, comfortable and safe trailer. Enjoy the stunning views of the Blue Mountains and our farm from the vantage points we have to offer.
Seating up to 20 people, it is an optional extra for your tour that all guests are sure to enjoy!
Wake up to the sounds of a working farm and immerse yourself in a true-blue Aussie sheep station experience with a stay at the Homestead.
Tobruk Sydney is a powerful and magical setting just seven minutes from the historical Wisemans Ferry village and only an hour from Sydney CBD. Perfect for families and small groups.
Providing accommodation for up to 11 people (plus a cot) your FARMSTAY will be jam-packed with unforgettable farm experiences. Hand-feed farm animals, enjoy loads of photo opportunities with farm animals and the station’s working dogs or unwind beside a captivating campfire while relaxing under a blanket of stars.
With views of pristine valleys, hills and Blue Mountain peaks, it’s a great short or extended stay from which to base yourself to explore the many and varied sights in the Hawkesbury region.
Partake in the Standard Program free of charge (subject to show availability).
FARMSTAY features include:
- Two queen bedrooms and one double bedroom
- A bunkroom with 5 bunk beds for the kids
- Fully equipped kitchen with all appliances and accessories
- Large central dining room
- Large central lounge room with TV/DVD
- Modern bathroom with washing machine
- Air conditioning and heating
- Wrap around balcony overlooking the dams and horse paddocks
- BBQ and campfire at your rear doorstep
- Large front balcony overlooking the Tobruk shearing shed and show paddocks
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YOUR WEDDING AT TOBRUK
Location, Location, Location …
Located in the magnificent Hawkesbury Valley, just one hour from the heart of the CBD, Tobruk Sydney offers you a perfect setting for your special day.
Our private acreage allows you to create a truly unique, beautiful and personal day that you and your guests will remember forever.
Beautiful Wisemans Ferry is just five minutes away and also offers accommodation, restaurants and sightseeing for your guests planning a weekend getaway.
Perfection is in the planning …
Our experienced and dedicated wedding co-ordinator will work with you every step of the way to ensure your wedding day is everything you have ever wanted… and more.
The choice is yours …
You can choose the perfect place to hold your Ceremony from the following indoor and outdoor locations on the property:
- Tree on Hill overlooking the property with stunning Blue Mountains views
- Function Centre Lawns, with rolling paddock, dam and Blue Mountains views
- Drover’s Camp Lawns overlooking the rolling paddocks
- Shearing Shed with grandstand seating and authentic Woolroom (perfect for any weather)
A home away from home …
You will also have access to the stunning Tobruk Sydney homestead. Featuring high ceilings, rustic charm and beautiful views it is the perfect place to relax and prepare for your wedding day celebrations.
You may enjoy the homestead as your bridal suite, or accommodate family and friends, as it can comfortably sleep up to 11 people.
A photographer’s dream …
With the Hawkesbury Valley, Blue Mountains, historic Tobruk homestead, and other beautiful settings on the property as your backdrop, the opportunities to create beautiful, unique memories which you can cherish forever are endless.
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A sneak peak …
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Tobruk Mobile Shows
|Mobile Shearing and Whip Cracking||$1500|
|Outback Extravaganza – Mobile Shearing, Whip Cracking and Working Dog Display||$2500|
All prices $AUD and include GST. Sydney metro area only. All other locations POA
Tobruk Sydney can also come to your location for all your pet sheep, goat, alpaca or small mob shearing needs. Our experienced stockmen set up very quickly and carry a large range of equipment that can cater from the single pet sheep to the large mob. We can also assist you with the treatment and prevention of livestock diseases, vaccinations and general livestock husbandry advice. We take pride in taking care of your livestock in a clean, professional and caring manner. Private shearing prices POA.
Free sheep shearing and husbandry is also available if you are able to bring your sheep to us. Conditions apply and please feel free to contact us for further information.
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Location Venue – film, television, photography
The natural beauty, aesthetic and authentic backdrops at Tobruk Sydney provide the perfect location for film, television and photographic location shoots right here in Sydney.
Many well known programs and organisations have used our venue including:
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Sydney Weekender
- Junior Masterchef
- Biggest Loser
- Zoot Commercials
- Madison Magazine
- Many private / custom photography shoots
Being located just over 1 hour from the Sydney CBD, Tobruk Sydney is the ideal venue for an outdoor shoot that also captures the true essence of outback and rural Australia. Many visitors cannot believe that they are still on the coastal side of the Blue Mountains and marvel at the opportunity to work with their crews in such a unique and well located venue.
Our amenities, large covered areas, expansive parking and storage venues provide plenty of room for large crews, trucks and equipment without interruption when booking exclusively.
We also have an extensive menagerie of farmyard animals including horses, cows, sheep, ducks, chickens and our experienced and friendly staff can assist with backdrops and interaction on the day. Shannon Noll even rode one of our horses on a recent shoot.
Contact our friendly staff of Tobruk Sydney and we will be more than happy to work on your brief and schedule exclusive booking dates for your shoot.
VIP Luxury Tour Options
Luxury Land Cruiser transport from CBD Hotel to Pittwater (max 6 pax)
Sail on Sydney’s Pittwater with Tobruk’s professional sailing crew on our luxury 38ft Beneteau yacht (max 6 pax). Seafood lunch on board. Enjoy a selection of fine fresh Australian seafood including king prawns, crab, oysters, moreton bay bugs, atlantic salmon sushimi, salad and bread rolls whilst sipping on fine Australian wine, beer and soft drink; then gently sail back to the marina for your next exciting departure.
VIP DAY TOURS
Transfer and return by luxury SUV vehicle (max 6 pax) to the the farm.
Experience the sights, sounds and smell of rural Australia with stunning views of the Blue Mountains and enjoy our amazing Premium Show with a delicious BBQ lunch.
Our premium includes sheep shearing whip cracking, boomerang throwing, working sheep dogs, billy tea and damper, with running commentary, humorous entertainment and a hearty fresh cooked BBQ lunch including BBQ steak, roast chicken, pasta, salad, juice, water, lamington cakes, tea and coffee. Licensed bar facilities available.
Consider combining our VIP Sailing Tour with a Farmstay experience and Premium Show. Helicopter transfers also available. Options abound..
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