Next Stop, Redleaf Farm
The moment we boarded the carriage, we immediately felt the charm it provides. It’s authentic with a lot of character and thoughtful touches throughout. It felt like we were embarking a train ride through time and space.
Tucking into a cozy converted 1920’s carriage with a pile of books, hot chai on the stove, and no responsibilities other than tossing an extra log onto the fire while watching the highland cattle grazing away feels like the perfect antidote to city life.
The farm itself is magnificent and employs sustainable and ethical practices run by the family of Sam & Katrina. It’s rustic and raw, yet very well looked after.
Sheep roam free, pigs are wild and living in the forest and constantly moved to fresh ground. Special mention is also needed for Hector - a gentle and affectionate donkey, as well as Midnight, Luna & Janey - goats that live happily next door from the carriage and can be seen at all times just by glancing out the window.
Our inner farmers have finally been channeled by interacting, feeding, and getting up close to the animals. It’s beyond restorative for the soul.
If you are a keen explorer, Belmore falls track is a must-visit. A stunning vista of two tiered waterfall cascades down the mountainside and provides another picturesque setting for our trip.
Without a doubt, Redleaf farm is an idyllic place to escape to. Here you can feel less like a guest and more like a member of a loveable family....
Things We Did
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A long unsealed and easily accessible road takes you to a car park from where you can explore the area, and enjoy panoramic views of the waterfall and the upper Kangaroo Valley including the Hindmarsh Lookout. The waterfall drops more than 100m into a deep valley that looks like a thriving tropical rainforest from high above....
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