As I mentioned in my Hahei 2009 post, we went to a Macadamia Orchard whilst on holiday. We’ve been holidaying in Hahei for 7 years now, but hadn’t been to the orchard before.
One of the days dawned a little overcast and slightly cooler than normal, so we decided to check out the orchard in the morning (hoping that the sun would be shining in the afternoon so we could swim … and it was).
The orchard was really interesting. The German guy working there was kind enough to give us an impromptu tour and explain how the nuts are grown and harvested.
We also did a little sampling. Yum.
We bought a bag of dark chocolate macadamias, which didn’t even last the 10 minute car trip back to the holiday house. We also got a packet of lemon & macadamia rub to put on fish or chicken before cooking. We tried it later in the week on some BBQ’d prawns – delish!
Here are a few photos from our trip to the Nut Farm (as Tyler liked to call it):
This is what the nuts look like on the tree:
And here’s what they look like once they’ve fallen off:
Aunty Leah, Tyler, Ethan & Rob searching for macadamias (Ethan was a bit cold, so he borrowed Rob’s shirt):
Checking out the chickens (this is the ONLY photo of me from our holiday … I was always behind the camera):
And I can’t help but share this one of Tyler, looking totally adorable: