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.