Of all the places to visit, my relative brought me to the Australian Koi Farm one weekend to look at koi fishes. To be honest, a koi farm would not rank very high on my list of agenda, but I went along with it anyway since I was free. It was quite a drive towards the west of Sydney, but the weather was nice and sunny, which was good for sight-seeing. We reached there just before noon and found the place to be pretty quiet. We almost thought it was closed, but we were wrong.
Mini waterfall in the koi farm
The good thing about going on a quiet day was that we had the whole place to ourselves. There was a lady manning the counter but she did not pay any attention to us, so we took the liberty to have our own little tour. The farm was not very huge, probably had about 10-15 fish tanks filled with all kinds of koi. Each tank was labelled with a different price tag, with the koi having the most number of colors, the most expensive.
Orange, white and black koi
If at first I was not that keen into this, I was soon starting to warm up to the sound of fish swimming in the water, and the sound of them rushing to the side whenever someone walked near, thinking it was feeding time. It was quite amusing really! Also, the trickling of water from the mini waterfall exuded a sense of calm and tranquility that often escaped us.
Colourful koi rushing to the side thinking it was feeding time!
Slightly cheaper kois
It would be quite fun if we’re allowed to actually feed the koi, looking at how excited they were whenever we walked past. Of course, we’re not allowed to do so since these kois are meant for sale and are very strictly taken care of. I noticed something interesting from the waterfall though, a sign asking people not to throw coins into it. No prizes guessing who this sign is targeted at, and I admit I am one of those guilty of wanting to make-a-wish and throw a coin int0 any pond that has fish in it! But I did not do it here, if you must know.
Don’t throw coins into pond
Entrance to Australian Koi Farm
The whole little tour took us probably close to an hour, which would be a good place for a quick detour if you happen to pass by this area. Or if you are interested in rearing some koi fish of your own. According to their website, it is also a leading tourist attraction in the Western Sydney. Well, since it’s free entry, no harm visiting!
Australian Koi Farm
Australian Koi Farm
83 Jersey Road, Bringelly,
NSW, 2655, Australia.
Phone No.: + 61 2 4774 8180
Fax: + 61 2 4774 8767