Host Farm Experience

valleySituated in the centre of popular local attractions, you are five minutes from the start of the Rutherglen wine region or 20 minutes to historical towns. It is a great location to have a day trip to the snowfields, with Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo being only 90 minutes away.

Your hosts are more than happy for you to come along with them and get up close to the animals. You can help feed the animals, check if the chickens have laid some eggs or help groom the animals. There is plenty of time for patting the animals as well. Please note – farm experience is for stays of 2 nights or more only.

Once the animals have been taken care of, the farm has a large dam where you can try your hand at yabbying or try to strike it rich by gold panning in Frying Pan Creek that runs through the property.  You can explore a little further with a bushwalk in Chiltern / Mt Pilot National Park or bring your own boat and spend a day at the Hume Weir or the Murray River fishing or skiing.

Cookinburra Park adjoins the Chiltern – Mt Pilot National Park, renowned for its bird watching, mountain bike riding, trail bike riding, 4WD tracks and horse trails.

IMG_2396 (2)Junior Farmer

If you would like to be a “Junior Farmer”, Farmer Mike is sure to give you some chores to do like collecting firewood, feeding out hay and even helping out with the sheep. Upon successful completion of your tasks, you will be presented with your very own certificate to take home and show all your friends at school. Please note – farm experience is for stays of 2 or more nights only.

Animals

If you are lucky you might even visit while there are some baby animals appearing as we can have chickens hatching, new lambs or even miniature ponies being born. If you are interested to visit during these times, feel free to contact us to find out what the best time is to visit to not miss out on the amazing experience.

Stables

yardFor the horse enthusiast, we have 3 purpose built stables and yards to accommodate your own horses safely. We have excellent tracks throughout the Chiltern / Mt Pilot National Park which adjoins the property, taking in some breathtaking views of the valleys and mountains. We are also in a very good position just off the Hume Freeway, for those wishing to break their drive from Sydney to Melbourne when attending shows.

Local Food & Wine

Nestled between the high country’s snowfields and the Murray River, this dramatic landscape of mountains, valleys, clean air and clean rivers is the perfect backdrop for an inspirational food and wine experience.

There are numerous wineries in our area with the two most renowned regions being the King Valley which hosts the award-winning wines from Brown Brothers and Rutherglen region  with wineries like Cofields, Campbell’s, All Saints and Buller’s just to name a few. All these regions boast quaint little cafés and mouth-watering bakeries. You can indulge at the Chocolate factory and Cheese factory in Milawa or try old fashioned handmade sweets and local honey from Beechworth.

For those who just love fresh produce, you will find a Farmers Market being held somewhere within the region on most weekends of the year.

Cookinburra Park is only minutes away from the local pubs which have an array of traditional and some non-traditional pub meals with that good old fashioned country hospitality. We are also just 20 minutes from the major twin towns of Albury and Wodonga where you will find all types of cuisine to suit all tastes.

So be it fine dining, casual bistro or packing yourself a picnic hamper, you are sure to find something that satisfies your palate.