Grown with pride
Batlow is the home of fresh fruit and also several nurseries which can supply a range of plants from seedlings to advanced trees.
Take the beautiful, scenic drive and visit the many roadside stalls selling fruit and vegetables (in season), jams and eggs. Opening times depend on season and fruit availability.
Batlow is famous across Australia for apples but peaches, nectarines and cherries are also grown in the beautiful orchards surrounding the town.
Panoramic views, clean mountain air and the fresh local fruit make Batlow a "must see" when in the region. Usually surrounded by the green, gold and brown of forest and native bushland, Batlow celebrates spring with its festival in October. This is when the orchards deck themselves in pink and white blossom, heralding the new season of apples.
Facts and Figures
The township of Batlow dates back to the 19th century goldrush. In 1854 prospectors converged on Reedy Creek (the name by which Batlow was first known) and the need to feed the gold seekers led to the establishment of the farms and orchards.
Perfect climate and soil conditions for apples meant that fruit quickly became a major industry. The first cool stores in NSW were built in Batlow in 1923. This milestone was quickly followed by the formation of the Cool Stores co-operative and the Batlow Packing House.
Forestry also contributes to the town's economy, with large native and softwood forests covering the hillsides around the town. Bago State Forest extends from Batlow to the western edge of Blowering Dam. The forest itself offers great bushwalking and scenic drives while Blowering is popular for camping and water sports.
Accommodation in Batlow
A range of accommodation options await you in Batlow. The Batlow Hotel has rooms available and there is also a caravan park and a recently refurbished motel.
There is a choice of two self-contained holiday cottages and farmstay or book a cabin or group accommodation on the foreshores of Blowering Dam.
Facilities in Batlow
Batlow can provide all the services you require:
- Post office
- Bank and ATM
- Doctor's Surgery
- RSL Club
- Service stations
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Golf Course
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