What you need to know
The days proceedings begin at 10 am and finish up around 2 pm.
You can get your hands as dirty or keep them as clean as you like, meaning that you can be involved with each activity or simply observe.
Children are more than welcome, and will need to remain under their parents’ supervision. Opportunity for pet handling, namely with the chickens, exist, and through the warmer month some chicks are also on hand.
Near River is a working farm and you will be walking around the property, so appropriate foot ware is required. Runners or walking boots are ideal, open toe shoes are not permitted. Hats, sunscreen and insect repellent are also recommended.
You need to leave your pets at home, as they can cause havoc with our free ranging animals.
Near River is a meat raising enterprise and our menu reflects this. Vegetarians are catered for by request, which must be advised at time of booking.
We need to feed our animals and harvest our crops regardless of the weather so ‘Sundays’ will run even in inclement weather. You are welcome to move your booking to another day pending availability.
Near River is a 45 minute drive along sealed roads from Port Macquarie. Detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation.
Bookings are essential, as we have limited places available each Sunday. Tickets prices are $55 adults, $25 for children between 5 and 12 years, with a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) $135, includes GST. Children under 5 are free, however please ensure that they are noted on the booking. For group bookings of more than 10 people please contact us directly.