Valley of the Mist

88 Congarinni North Road Talarm NSW 2477

Valley of the Mist is a working Bush Tucker farm set in 47 hectares of beautiful bush land forest.

An orchard of 10 hectares has been established which is dedicated to growing an amazing variety of native fruits and nuts using low impact sustainable farming methods. Visitors can see how we work with nature to produce the amazing Davidson plum which must be seen to be believed – as the fruit grows in huge bunches from stems which form directly on the tree trunk itself!

Imagine the silence of acres of pristine wetlands, a silence broken only by the calls of the native birds and the dip of a canoe paddle. This is just one of the many delights awaiting you at the Valley of the Mist located at 88 Congarinni North Road, Talarm, about 5 kilometers out of Macksville.

A working farm, comprising 106 acres, the Valley has been run for generations, initially by the Spalding family, now by the family of Dennis and Marilyn Ryan.

Now entirely devoted to farming using sustainable and environmentally friendly methods, Dennis works with nature to manage a native tree orchard, which includes lillipilli, lemon myrtle, Davidson plum, aniseed myrtle, Dorrigo pepper and macadamia.

Much of the fruit and foliage they produce is turned into gourmet bushtucker on the farm near Macksville, including salad dressings, jams, marinades and sauces.

All of this the rare and beautiful East Coast wetlands and the sustainable orchards tucked into the remains of rain forest can be sampled by tour or taste.

Valley of the Mist offers a unique Canoe Tour of the acres of wetlands. As Dennis says: It a wondrous place. I still get joy out if it.

As one visitor said:" What a brilliant way to spend a day". 


Valley of the Mist is located approximately half way between Sydney and Brisbane, 5 km west of Macksville. Turn off the Pacific Highway at the sign for Taylors Arm. At the village of Congarinni turn right, crossing the river and proceed 800m to the Valley of the Mist property which is sign posted on the right hand side.

Nambucca Shire Council

Postal Address

PO Box 177
Macksville NSW 2447

Street Address

44 Princess Street
Macksville NSW 2447

Visit our Information Centre:

Nambucca Heads:

Nambucca Valley Visitor Information Centre
57 Riverside Drive
Nambucca Heads NSW 2448
ph: (02) 6568 6954