Animal Feeding & Playing
The rural setting is such that it is constantly changing, especially with the resident animals – it is a real pleasure to sit and watch the goats and alpacas roaming around, and interacting. We love when guests want to help out at feeding time, hand-feeding the animals some hay or pellets is the best way to get to know them. Just let us know if this is an activity you would like to do and we will arrange a suitable time for you.
Whether you’re looking for an easy family friendly walk or something a bit more strenuous, there is a walking trail for you! Just let us know what would interest you and we can provide you with lots of options!
If you would like a guided hike High Country Hiking Tours offer short, half or full day hikes at very reasonable prices.
At the bottom of the property is the Broken River which is a beautiful short walk, with the occasional echidna, wombat or kangaroos on the way!
Introducing PLATYPUS ROCK – a beautiful spot for a picnic. This hanging rock features a hand-built outdoor sitting bench to look down onto the river from above, great for spotting long-necked turtles, trout and even the odd platypus if you’re lucky!
Outside Stone Creek Cottage, there is a tyre swing and rope for children to climb. Great holiday memories being made in the shade or our beautiful Eucalyptus gum tree – a fantastic feature of the established gardens.
Vickie and Ed’s ‘Top Tips’ for Guests
– Mansfield is just a 15 minute drive. It has all that you need including two large supermarkets (IGA or Foodworks), plus a great organic grocer, Harvest Wholefoods, lots of cafes & restaurants, a post office, four pubs as well as lovely gift and clothing boutiques. Mansfield Visitor Information Centre is a great drop in as well, for more ‘what’s on and what’s new’ information
– The wineries of Dal Zotto, Chrismont, Pizzini, Brown Brothers and Sam Miranda have created the self-drive prosecco and food trail, which highlights the region’s Italian heritage and its claim as being the home of Italian bubbly in Australia. Essentially on our ‘doorstep’… known as “King Valley’s Prosecco Road”, you will be forgiven for thinking you’d been transported to the picturesque hills of northern Italy!