Transform your long weekend into a bucolic adventure in a pecan orchard on the Central Coast. The Pecan Lady is opening her idyllic property to the public, so you can spend Saturday, Sunday or Monday picking pecans from 9am to 4pm.
You'll find her in Somersby, a pretty, rural locality between Brisbane Waters National Park and Strickland State Forest, about an 80-minute drive north of Sydney. Her pecans are particularly small and sweet because they're of the Witchita and Western Schley varieties. Plus, they're grown organically and fed by nutrient-rich spring water.
Entry is free, while any pecans you pick will cost $8 per kilo or $30 a bucket. While you're there, you'll be treated to a tree-shaking demonstration, which, as the name suggests, involves shaking a tree's branches, so it allows any ripe nuts tumble to the ground.