FAQ's

 

Further Information

IS THERE AN ADMISSION FEE TO DARKES?

There is no fee to visit the Darkes Appleshack Shop and some event days have free entry. Group tastings and talks can be offered but charges do apply and bookings are essential for groups to allow us to ensure correct staffing levels and covid safe practices. Some event days are by ticket only and pre-booking.

WHAT METHODS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

At the DARKES Apple Shack Shop we accept cash, credit and debit cards, and American Express & Union Pay

CAN I COME AND PICNIC ON YOUR LAWN?

Right now our grounds are closed during the NSW COVID  19 Lockdown.  We anticipate that we will need to  comply with government rulings on the size of gatherings as we move out of lockdown in coming weeks. At this point in time we regret that we are unable to allow large groups to congregate within our grounds in an area.

We hope in time to return to allowing families to picnic and groups to hire areas and run events. We will continue to follow NSW Health guidelines. 

CAN YOU SPONSOR MY SCHOOL/CAUSE?

The Darkes AppleShack, Darkes Cider, Darkes Brewing and Glenbernie Orchard support local schools, church charities and a number of worthy causes. There is a limit to the number of activities we can support each year. If your group wishes to be considered for support please send your request to us at info@darkes.com.au

DARKES OPENING HOURS

CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR NSW COVID LOCKDOWN PERIOD

At other times outside of LOCKDOWN these are our usual hours:

The DARKES Apple Shack Shop
Open 7 Days: 10am-4:30pm

​Holiday Closures:
Closed from 12pm – 24 December
Closed 25, 26 and 27 December
Closed from 12pm – 31 December
Closed 1 January (New Years Day)
Closed 26 January (Australia Day)
Closed Easter long weekend
Closed 25 April (ANZAC Day)
Closed Monday 5 October (Public Holiday)

*Pick Your Own by prior booking only*

WHAT ARE SOME POPULAR RECIPE IDEAS?

Drink Little Blue with a slice of lime or chopped mint.

Muddle a strawberry into a Darkes Howler cider

Make mulled cider by heating your cider with a little spice (star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves) and a slice of orange or lemon

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE YOUR CIDER?

You can purchase online direct from this site or from our local distributers.
You will need to check what products they have in stock. They may not carry all lines.

South Coast Stockists:

Helensburgh Hotel
Coledale Fine Wines
Thirroul Cellars
Ryans Hotel

Corrimal East Cellars

Resin Brewing

Crown West Bottl-O

Figtree Cellars
Charlies Liquor Barn Unanderra
Charlies Liquor Barn Warilla
Charlies Liquor Barn Tahmoor
CharliesLiquor Barn Albion Park
Manning St Cellars -Kiama
Jamberoo Hotel
Justin Lil Wines- Berry

IGA -Berry
Huskisson Drive Thru Bottleshop
Vincentia Cellars

Sutherland Shire:

Heathcote Cellabrations
Shark Island Brewing
Sunday Road Brewing

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