Taste test and purchase our fresh produce.

The Shop

The Apple Shack Farm Shop

Our shop on the farm is open 10am-4:30pm daily. Group tastings by booking only.

We carry a wide range of apple and fruit products including jam.
We have special prices on bulk apple purchases.

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Try before buy

We pride ourselves on our knowledge of our products and produce. We offer tastings at our honey tasting bar, apples done by slinky or wedger. Our apple ciders and vinegar are also available for tastings at our tasting bar.

Group tastings and talks can be offered but charges do apply and bookings are essential for large groups to allow us to ensure correct staffing levels.

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Apple Cider Vinegar
Unpasteurized, Unfiltered, (500ml, 2 litres)
Taste testing encouraged local, raw and organic. Several types available changes seasonally.
Apple Juice
100% fresh crushed (2 litres)
Clear (filtered), Cloudy (unfiltered)
Available year around.
Fresh Fruits
Stone fruits Nov- December.
Apples late January till May.
Persimmons late April.

Our History

About The Farm

The farm is located at Darkes Forest on the picturesque Illawarra Escarpment, adjacent to the Dharawal
National Park.

Our family arrived at Darkes Forest in 1939 planting first commercial apple trees in 1952. The varieties of apples we grow have changed over the years in response to consumer demand.

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Our Client Story

Special day, Special moments!

We had the best day with kids ranging from 1-7yrs and highly recommend this to everyone!! The kids are still talking about it. Not only is it fun BUT the apples are the best you will ever try!!

Kylie Grigg

Lovely visit, awesome cider, great service Seems rather out of the way, but it is actually quite easy to get to by car. Google or use Waze, and you will accurately reach this area. Both their alcoholic and non-alcoholic apple ciders are delicious! I like the non-alcoholic ones. A nice chill out area, after you have visited the Madden Falls, which is just simply, across the road.

Emmanuel N

Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to Joanne at Glenbernie Orchard! Your hospitality was just amazing and I wanted to thank you for allowing us to use your fantastic property to capture some amazing moments for our wedding! You really took us back with your professionalism and local knowledge. Kyle & I are now lifelong customers and we look forward to coming back and visiting again, and again!

Kyle & Shantelle xxx

Our wedding was such a success and we have so much to thank you for making it that way. The photos are amazing and the day was so good! We were really lucky with the weather, it was perfectly timed.. you all did so much to help us choose a location, plan, set up, create the favours, assist our guests and so much more. We could not be happier.

Anna and Beau


Pure Farm Experience

In the area there are other things to do and combine with a visit to our farm shop.

The Darkes Forest Riding Ranch is a few kms down the road for horse riding, and the Dharrawal National Park has many bush walks including the Maddens Falls walk directly across from our orchard main gate. Symbio Wildlife Park is also only 5 mins drive. The Glasshouse B&B is just down the rd, suitable for couples.

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