COAL RIVER FARM
Coal River Farm is perched on a hill overlooking vineyards, fields and tree lines rolling down to Pitt Water, and from there you can just spot the mouth of the Coal River. On your right you can see a big white radio telescope - that's the Mount Pleasant Observatory, where they listen to the stars. Not Britney and Kanye, but actual burning balls of gas, light years away. Romantic, yes?
Coal River Farm is a working farm, and features a huge variety of fruit trees and fruit bearing bushes, including strawberries (!), grapes, apricots, apples, plums and more. Swing by in the summer, and you might even be treated to a field of massive sunflowers! Take a walk to visit the chooks and the goats, then head up the hill to catch the view from the highest point on the farm.
Once we've worn out the kids and/or adults and earned our next coffee, head inside to say hello to Mel and Dan, and find a perch in the hustle and bustle of a farm that also has a cheesery and chocolatier on site. Make sure you get significant quantities of dairy in the form of hand made chocolate and cheese to go with your latte, just to really max out your lactose quotient for the day.
So, five cof... cofff... cofffeeees down, we hop back in the car and head into Richmond for spot number five...