This self-drive tour combines the best things to do in Camden in one tour for you. Let’s start by looking at one of the iconic homesteads in the area:
The channel 7 then later Foxtel series, A Place to Call Home, was set among the rolling green pastures of Camden. The 1950’s drama centred around “Camelot Castle”, a historic mansion located in the suburb of Kirkham that was built in 1888 with well-established cottage-style gardens, and a winding, tree-lined drive from the gates.
Today the estate is owned by the Power family and is used for functions and filming. When you take a drive along Kirkham Lane and travel past the property, you almost feel like you’re transported back to 1950.
Before going in search of the castle, don’t miss an early morning visit to the Camden Produce Markets where you will get the opportunity to sample everything from artisan breads, cakes and cheeses, to olive oils, organic produce, as well as arancini, stuffed olives, cider, and honey. It’s the only genuine farmers market in NSW operating on a working farm and attracts around 30 stallholders every week. Here you’ll have the chance to learn about sustainable lifestyles, to meet the growers, the chefs, and to reconnect with where food comes from.
Some of the other stops and inclusions on this tour include:
♥ Alan Baker Art Gallery, which is situated a historic Victorian Gentleman’s Townhouse known as ‘Macaria’.
♥ Visit historic churches and parks
♥ Road trip brunch box
You’ll receive your full itinerary upon booking, but we like to discuss your needs and customise the tour to suit you, so get in contact today.
If you prefer to have a fully guided tour that includes all of the above stops we can also arrange that too. Come and see for yourself how Camden has evolved over time yet still retained its country charm.
Want to stay a little longer and discover more things to do in Camden?
From hot air ballooning to enjoying a farm stay, our mix and match approach to designing your perfect weekend away offers you the opportunity to escape the CBD and experience the charm of the country, just a short hour away in Sydney’s south west.
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Contact us to help plan your self-drive or fully escorted trip today.