about us

About Us

Black Forest Hill is owned and operated by Robyn and Jim Rich. They purchased the business in late 2005 when the original owners decided to return to live in Germany. Robyn and Jim have a farming background and whilst still managing their farms, they thoroughly enjoy the challenges of running a large importing and retail sales business.

They love working here and enjoy meeting so many wonderful people from all corners of the globe. Like many who visit, they have a clock fetish and are happy to explain the traditional and modern aspects of each of the clocks on display.

The shop mostly has products of European origin. All of our clocks are fully imported from The Black Forest Region of Germany. On average we receive a least three containers of shipments from Germany each year. Every clock is packed in its own separate carton and arrives here without a hint of any damage.

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The shop has now been in operation for over 25 years. We regularly keep in touch with our manufacturers and suppliers. This often involves a visit to some very large trade fairs in Germany. We are talking about clock display areas larger than five acres! This insures we get the latest and most popular models and of course – the best price! People often visit our shop and see the same clock that they purchased in Germany - available here at a lower price.

German Carvers have even left their mark!
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Relax and enjoy a coffee or wander in through the 'Hillcrest' nursery right alongside the shop.
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We ask you to call in and see our wonderful display. Allow at least an hour or two to have a close look at all the items. Admission is FREE! Visit one of the many other tourist attractions in the local area. It will make an excellent day’s outing.

Bus tour groups, clubs and other organisations are always welcome. Please contact us before hand if you have group numbers interested in learning about the cuckoo clocks. We provide arranged group talks for only $40.


Black Forest Hill strives to be different from any other shop you will ever see. We have many special and unique gifts for all occasions.

For instance, what wedding present do you give a couple who are getting married, when they have lived together and already have everything? We often have groups all sharing the costs to purchase more substantial items such as a beautiful wall clock or grandfather clock.

We have many gift ideas available for Birthdays, Anniversarys, Engagements, Christmas, Retiring Work Collegues, Valentines Day, Tourists....just about anyone!

Whether a grandfather clock or a hanging clock, with plain and stylish or artistic carving, with a cuckoo or with chimes we have a wide range of clocks to suit every taste. Our friendly,well trained and specialist staff will advise you competently when you select your favourite clock.


Visit our shop for a fascinating and unbelievable experience - see a magnificent piece of Germany right here in Australia - You will be delighted



Our replica waterwheel made from local timber. These wheels were once used in German village streams and rivers to generate electricity.

Clocks made in Germany are identifiable and accompanied by a VDS Certificate stating that they are in fact a Black Forest Clock. We do not compromise and substitute our clocks with inferior quality. When you purchase a clock from us we provide you with our own Certificate of Authenticity.

Look what the visitors have had to say!





Trading hours are 8.30 am - 4.30 pm Tuesday to Friday

9.30 am - 4.00pm Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays

Closed Monday (Except Public Holidays), Good Friday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day


We accept the following methods of payment:

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All prices of products shown are actual shop prices. Postage and freight will incur extra costs. Some larger item freight charges and delivery will need to be priced on individual application.

COD is available only on item packages suitably sized for Australia Post. Please Contact us if you wish to use this method of payment.
Items will be sent only when proceeds of cheques have been cleared
Items will only be sent, when we can view your payment in our bank account. Please contact us for more details. info@black-forest-hill.com.au
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Black Forest Hill, Cabarlah, Queensland AUSTRALIA
Ph 617 46966288 or 617 46966455
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