Short Property Description
It’s the view!
41 ha (103 acre) farm overlooking the glorious, green rolling hills of South Gippsland.
Enjoy the variable weather, stunning sunsets, huge sky and sparkling stars.
We’ve Busy Bees, relaxed, inquisitive Black Angus, Hereford and Black Baldy Beef cattle, Black faced Suffolk sheep and quite a fruit/berries/ herb/vegetable garden.
Wildlife abounds as we plant more indigenous species along our waterways.
An ex travel planner ( helpful for ideas) and engineer, we’ve travelled extensively in Australia and overseas.
How to get here: We are 2 hours East of Melbourne.
Can pick you up in Leongatha ( bus from Melbourne), or from the train in Trafalgar or Morwell.
There are also Buses from Wonthaggi via Inverloch and Leongatha to nearby Mirboo North.
Or from Traralgon and Morwell.
If you want an interesting, varied, enjoyable experience, our farm is it!
We welcome WWOOFers looking to experience a different life.
Full Property Description
Lots of different Berries are grown, so breakfast is gorgeous in season. Or earlier the passionfruit vine is the star and rhubarb consistently provides a zing!! We make fresh bread, tasty treats and enjoy local produce. The honey is Yum! The coffee machine is popular too.
We have comfy bedrooms in the farmhouse, also a rustic Mountain style cabin with a wide verandah to relax on. The refurbished Shepherds hut has the best view on the ridge!
We’ve games, puzzles and a great collection of travel books and local guides.
The farm has Steers, Lambs, Honey and native bees, wombats, kangaroos and hares. We walk with our relaxed cattle ( without dogs) to move onto new pastures. Enjoy the calls of the many varieties of birds .
Variety of daily achievements makes for a fulfilling stay!
Wilsons’s Promontory National Park is Victoria’s best and it’s an hour away!
Be inspired by the nearby Tarra Bulga National park with its lush gullies, giant mountain Ash trees and impressive tree ferns.
Walk, run or cycle the local Rail trail through the bush from historic Brewery to chilled local pub!
Look out for wildlife on Lyrebird walk and Baths Rd reserve.
Organic/Biological methods we use
The Soil is always covered, by understocking and rotating animals.
Building 5+km of fences to keep the environmental vandals (cattle) out of the creek has allowed these zones to revegetate. Creating Shelter belts and fencing off steep erosion prone areas, plus planting lots of indigenous trees is transforming the farm.
Instead of Superphosphates, Pig manure compost is added. Herbicides and Pesticides are avoided.
Currently we have a 1 ha Landcare test site – comparing plots that have been aerated with a Yeomans plough, mycorrhizal fungi and seaweed added. Measuring with Brix refractometer. Soil tests have been taken.
Skills WWOOFers can learn here
Permaculture design practices & techniques, Gardening, Composting, Soil conservation, Propagating, Mulching, Pruning, Wild Food Foraging, Beekeeping, Animal care, Sheep/goats/cattle care, Mustering, Mechanical, Using & caring for tools, Fencing, Building, Handyman, Preserving & processing food, Bread making
Preferred length of Stay
Why I became a WWOOF Host
A big part of Travel is the people you get to know. In so many places. we’ve learnt so much about how a country really works, because we’ve spent time with the locals, instead of just skimming through with mostly other tourists.
We’ve been an English Language College home host and many adult international students and visitors have stayed with us. We enjoyed helping them become more confident with the language and travelling in Australia.
If you are missing a favourite dish from home, we always like to try something new. On a farm there is plenty to do, but there maybe a fish to catch in the dam!