Fern Valley Ranch is not open to the general public.
This website is designed to show our friends what we have been doing on our farm, how to get there and how to contact us at the farm.
What do we have:
We have bush tracks; waterfalls; citrus trees; Hereford & Welsh Black cattle; pet chickens, ducks and goats;
and an artificial lake.
What do we do:
Cattle & goat feeding
180 Silvesters Road, Somersby (Turn off from
Wisemans Ferry Road).
Contact: Click here for a
printer-friendly Fact Sheet
Mobile: 0412 773 775
Fern Valley Ranch is our small multi-purpose farm nestled in a wooded
area of Somersby, north of Sydney, near the Gosford Reptile Park.
A murmuring creek runs through
our property, which features two waterfalls. The tallest fall, Paleesade
Fall, has a drop of more than 10 metres, followed by shorter cascades
until the creek disappears into the gully below. On one side of the
creek is a sheer wall, which makes the area cool and shaded with an
exuberant growth of ferns and native plants.
Though there are cattle, citrus
trees and experimental yabbies growing on the farm, a considerable part
of the property is left in its natural state. There is an old track
for bush walking in our rainforest-like woods for the not too ambitious
walker. There are a few dams on the property and in some of them we
put water lilies and lotus flowers. One dam is big enough to row dinghies
What Do We Do There ?
Bush Walking and Waterfalls
A part of our farm is left in its natural state, mainly covered with
native gum trees and Gymea Lilies with luxuriant growth of palms and
ferns. A walk meanders through tranquil woods with
native fauna and flora. A steep track leads
to our spectacular Paleesade Fall.
We have 2,500 citrus trees. We pick throughout the year, one kind of citrus
fruit or another. We have the following varieties:
Jan - Jun
||Jul - Dec
||Dec - Mar
|Silver Hill mandarins
||May - Aug
||Sep - Jan
Among our cattle is a special breed newly introduced to New South Wales
called the Welsh Black. This breed was bred through the high-tech process
A large dam with grassy banks and young trees
is an idyllic setting for rowing our dinghy.
- Take the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway towards NEWCASTLE.
- Pass Mooney Mooney Creek Bridge.
- Pass green sign:
- Pass white sign:
- Turn left at sign:
- Then follow the map. (5 minutes to Fern Valley Ranch).
180 Silvesters Road Somersby