Jude Blereau in conjunction with City Farm’s urban farmers will show you how to go about planning, building and harvesting from an organic vegetable garden. In hands on classes, we will cook from the City Farm vegetable garden and Jude’s own vegetable garden at home.
Avondale is located on land originally assigned in the 1830's to the first Governor of the Swan River Colony, Captain James Stirling RN, and Harbour Master Mark Currie RN.
Several wealthy owners during the 19th century saw Avondale grow to over 5260 hectares in size.
In 1910, Avondale was purchased by the Lands Department. After the Great War, most of Avondale was subdivided and sold to returned soldiers as repatriation farms.
The remaining homestead block of 705 hectares faced an uncertain future for several years, until it was vested in the Department of Agriculture in 1924.
West Oz Wildlife is Perths leading wildlife hands on petting zoo, where we bring the animals to you!
Get up close and personal with our amazing Koalas, Reptiles, and Dingoes!
Our mission is to teach conservation through our totally wild entertaining, fun, safe, exciting educational encounters, that does not compromise the welfare of our animals. .
Let us inspire your students by bringing these awesome animals into your very own classroom for a school incursion.
Or why not have an awesome Zoo Party, and have them in your very own backyard.
We also do Cooperate events, functions, festivals, aged care animal therapy, vacation care, the list is endless!
At the Albany Farmers Market, a car park in the heart of Albany is miraculously transformed every Saturday into a busy thriving market place - local producers bring their fresh, seasonal product and sell direct to locals and visitors. The quality and range of product every weeks is enormous - not only every imaginable type of fruit and vegetables, but also organic beef and lamb, venison, kangaroo, capretto, free range chicken, fish, seafood, honey, bread, yoghurt, cheese, milk, cream, ice-cream, oils, jams, preserves and fresh flowers and much more. The growers themselves sell their produce and delight in passing on the provenance of their product, together with helpful tips and recipes. Many locals now rely on the markets for their major weekly shop because of the comprehensive range and sustained quality of produce, enjoying the wonderful interaction with the producers, whilst at the same time enjoying catching up with old friends. Visitors enjoy an opportunity see, sample and buy produce that is truly local.
The Old Farm Strawberry Hill was once the home of the first Government resident in Western Australia. Wander through the beautifully furnished 1836 historic cottage to gain a real insight into the way of life in early colonial times. The cottage was one of the earliest buildings in the state and site of the first cultivated farm. A highlight to your visit is a walk through the property's stunning gardens, which contain some of the original fruit trees. Once you have worked up an appetite be sure to visit the restaurant for a well deserved Devonshire tea or light lunch. If time permits take a short drive up to the top of Mount Clarence for a spectacular view across Albany and the surrounding waters. Just a short distance from Albany and four and a half hours drive south from Perth, the Old Farm on Strawberry Hill provides a wonderful trip back in time to the state's early settlement
Subi Farmers Market is a vibrant community facility providing fresh, nutritious food, for the benefit of your health, your kids and the environment. A fun, village atmosphere with live music and a place for kids to play, provides the perfect setting for the farm fresh produce available. You'll find everything you need for your weekly shopping. Produce ranges from quality fruit and vegetables, seafood, meat, dairy products and bread to speciality produce including olive oil, nuts, teas, spices, honey and preserves - as well as fresh flowers and plants. Produce comes from all over Western Australia, from as far away as Albany and Carnarvon but also has many local stallholders baking or producing delicious food. Also on offer is a fantastic range of breakfast and morning tea options and of course, great coffee courtesy of Luke - Subiaco's renowned barista! With an emphasis on organic, bio-dynamic produce and the support of sustainable agriculture, they are determined to make a difference globally with this local event. Demonstrations from chefs, health experts and gardening gurus are planned throughout the year to showcase some of the wonderful produce Western Australia has on offer and to educate on food and environmental issues.
See how the south coast town of Albany is doing its part to help the environment at Albany Wind Farm. The farm consists of 12 giant wind turbines, each at a height of 100 metres from the base to the tip of the blades. The turbines generate around 75 per cent of clean, green electricity for Albany. They've also become a popular tourism attraction - standing high on the coast they make a fascinating landmark. Take a drive to Albany Wind Farm for a closer look. You'll feel dwarfed by the massive size of the turbines. You'll also be rewarded with sweeping views across Torbay to West Cape Howe National Park and the city of Albany to the east. Albany Wind Farm is a short drive from Albany. You can drive to Albany from Perth in around four and a half hours or fly there in just over an hour.
Banksia Farm Enterprises botanic gardens showcase the world's only complete collection of 102 Banksia species, a café-gallery, nursery and luxurious bed and breakfast. Join Kevin for an eco-tourism treat with prolific birdlife and frogs, tours, walks and homemade food and coffee. Banksia Farm is easily located just two minutes from Mount Barker. The planting of thousands of Australian native plants over 20 years has transformed a formerly denuded farm paddock into a thriving ecosystem. Walk under the giant Banksia trees, witness the abundant birdlife and native marsupials of Australia, or choose one of the fascinating and interactive guided eco-tour options. In the Joseph Banks Fine Art Gallery, you'll find some of Australia's best botanical artworks. Peruse the wildflower books, craft items, fresh or dried flowers, Banksia seeds and pods that are on display and available for your purchase. At the on-site nursery you can find a comprehensive range of banksias and dryandra seedlings. Other Banksia Farm features to enjoy include farm animals, fruit trees, and cottage gardens or stay the night in the homestead. Indulge yourself in the intriguing world of banksias. The Banksia Farm is a four and a half hour drive southeast of Perth.
Set in a great location amongst some of Albany's best beaches, rivers and national parks, the Old Marron Farm offers fine south-west dining and activities for the whole family. Nippers Cafe gives you the opportunity to sample farm fresh marron, yabbies and trout, home-made cakes and great coffee. All food tastes are catered for, including kids parties and sundowners. Take a walk and say hello to and feed the friendly animals, wander through the huge flight aviary and hand-feed native and exotic birds. Looking for some real excitement? Take a Segway Adventure Tour. After some training, you can glide through the bush track, open fields and then down to the quarry to test out your new skills. Please visit the website for more information on these tours.
Perth's longest established Camel Farm, with over 30 years experience!
Tucked away in Paulls Valley, Kalamunda in the hills East of Perth, Western Australia is one of the most enjoyable and unique outdoor experiences available. You will find Calamunnda Camel Farm approximately a 30 minute drive from the city.
In a natural setting on the Bibbulmun Track, Munda Bidi Mountain Bike Trail and a Bridle Trail, the Calamunnda Camel Farm provides an exceptional opportunity to discover the rich variety of flora and fauna of the local Australian bush land.
Relax in the tranquil bush land setting and enjoy a family picnic or hire a barbecue while watching the activities of the farm, taking photos with the camels and feed the farm animals. Partake in one of our 3 main choices in Camel Treks through our farm and native bush land; the Introductory Ride, ½ Hour Ride and a full 1 Hour Ride. Other options available, contact us for more details.
Calamunnda Camel Farm has it's own Camel Milk Dairy on the property, producing quality Organic products. Head on into the Kiosk for a taste test and sales of their Raw Camel Milk. Light refreshments are also available.
We also offer courses in all areas of Camel Training and Handling, Camel Riding, Trekking, Transport and Husbandry.
Our Camels are available for Hire for Offsite events; from birthdays and weddings to shows/fetes and everything in between. We also have a Function/Training Rooms that are available for Hire for small to medium sized groups, school outings and corporate events.
We offer schools and groups different activities which may include Camel Rides, Bush Tucker Tours and a Barbecue.
OPENING HOURS :
9AM - 2PM Thursday
9AM - 2PM Friday
9AM - 4PM Saturday
9AM - 4PM Sunday
At the Kalamunda Farmers Market you can taste regional produce at its best. Try award-winning olive oil, listen to live music as you browse amongst the stalls and chat to the numerous specialist food producers before making your purchases. All products sold have been grown, reared, and caught, pickled or baked by the stallholders themselves. By buying at the Kalamunda Farmers Market, you can be confident you are buying the freshest, most local produce possible, supporting your local community and economy and helping the environment by reducing food-miles.
Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm is the only operational pearl farm open to the public and is situated 200 kilometres north of Broome on the famous Cape Leveque Road, 15 kilometres from Kooljaman at Cape Leveque and 50 nautical miles from the Horizontal Waterfalls. Through their pearl farm tours, visitors gain an insight into the heritage of the pearling industry as well as the Brown family, one of the pioneers of the Australian cultured pearl industry and the producers of the world's largest fine quality round pearl. Their boat tours take in the spectacular scenery of the Kimberley Coast, including the full force of the world's largest tropical tides with standing waves and whirlpools, and have been described as a 'mini Kimberley Cruise'. Accommodation is provided in eight en suite Safari Tents and three refurbished pearlers cabins, located just under one kilometre from the main farm village, reception area and restaurant. The restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner during peak season, is the only licensed premises on the Dampier Peninsula and offers high quality food in a garden setting. Visitors to the farm also have the opportunity to purchase Broome pearls direct from the producer.