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Taralee Orchards, Wirrabara Forest

House, Wirrabara

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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6 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bathroom


We are located 11 kms west of Wirrabara within the Wirrabara Forest area, and across the road from the historic Old Forest Nursery, which contains many large specimen trees, and was the place where plantation forestry in South Australia began.

We have available two self contained cottages: Apricot Cottage and Ruby Cottage. Both are North facing, have large verandahs with outdoor furniture and gas bbq, and have slow combustion wood firesin the lounge for cosy winter evenings.

Apricot Cottage can accommodate up to 5 people and Ruby Cottage up to 6.

We are a 'family friendly' location, with plenty of space and a collection of farm animals, including poultry, geese, sheep, cattle, and two friendly kelpie dogs.

We can provide a porta-cot and high chair, and have toys and DVD's.

Both cottages have a AAA 3.5 Star Rating, as well as a 'Green Star' rating indicating our environmental focus.


We are located in the Southern Flinders Ranges, only 240kms north of Adelaide, and in a quiet and scenic location.

There are plenty of walking trails in the Wirrabara Forest, the Heysen Trail passes by our property, and there are also plenty of cycling trails, including the Mawson Trail nearby. Bike hire is available from us.

We are also close to the Mount Remarkable National Park and the historic town of Melrose, where there are a number of cycle trails and hiking trails

We are 11kms west of Wirrabara, which has a Hotel with good meals, a supermarket, take-away and service station which are all open 6 days. The Supermarket is also open o Sunday mornings.

The Wirrabara Craft House contains arts, crafts and produce from the local area and is open 7 days per week.

The Wirrabara Producers Market is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month from 8.30am to 12.00noon, and features local produce, Coffee Shop and bbq


Taralee Orchard is a 'Demeter' certified Biodynamic stone fruit orchard. Biodynamics is a particular form of organic production, focusing on the microbial life of the soil. Our property is 115 acres, of which 15 acres is orchard. We grow apricots, peaches, plums, nectarines, quinces, persimmons, apples and pears.

We also have productive vegetable gardens, free range poultry, beef cattle, and sheep.

We have two cottages on our property, located where there are views over the orchard and the Wirrabara Forest, so that people can stay here and enjoy this scenic area, visit the surrounding region as well as stay on a family friendly orchard farm.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Cot Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Toys Video library Washing machine
Taralee Orchards, Wirrabara Forest is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 8.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful property We really enjoyed our time there and would like to go back again. Clean, comfortable and very cosy with the combustion heater. Great location and lovely surroundings.
Date published: 2017-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect spot for a relaxing break close to nature We stayed two nights in Ruby Cottage. A really delightful spot! So peaceful and relaxing, with enchanting views of the orchards and natural bushland surrounding. Spacious and well-equipped, with everything needed for an enjoyable break away, including an entertaining deck for a great bbq tea, and a combustion fire for cosy Autumn nights. One of the best spots i've experienced for stargazing on a clear night. So much delicious produce for sale at the farm gate, and the kids loved meeting the animals too!
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The tranquil setting, privacy and beautiful surroundings. Wonderful breakfast provisions of local produce (mostly made at the orchard)for only $20 extra. Best value for money we have experienced so far.
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great place to stay, very comfortable.Very peaceful surroundings would love to live there! Our host were very friendly and helpful. It exceeded our expectations. Beate, Loxton SA Oct 2012
Date published: 2012-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a great time. The views from the cottage were beautiful, the food was delicious, the atmosphere was great. We went on a hike while we were there and the views were amazing! To top it all off my boyfriend proposed. It was the perfect weekend away! We plan to stay there again in the future.
Date published: 2012-05-01
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