Experiences | THE FARM


Personal Farm Tours

Hamish Keith is a 3rd generation farmer at Wilga Station (with his daughters in training to be the 4th generation!). Due to popular demand, Hamish is now personally hosting farm tours for guests, to provide a taste of life on a working sheep property. Tours also include a trip down to the spectacular, newly named, Long Neck Turtle (*Warramba*) Creek, which is a site of Aboriginal significance for the Wiradyuri people. You'll be driven around the farm on a guided tour by Hamish, but it's also a bit 'choose your own adventure'. Each Farm tour will be unique depending on the interest of the guests and if there are particular things they wish to see or learn about. It can cover management of livestock (sheep), shearing and wool, soil and weed management, cold burning, drainage, creating ecosystems and shelters, all the way up to creating a 12 million litre natural swimming pond. Tours are a maximum of 4 guests at $175 for a 1.5 hour tour.

Hamish is also a phenomenal cook! Trained at the International College of Management in hospitality and food services, he is offering a range of delicious catering options to choose from, at an additional cost. From traditional Johnny Cakes; to a melting pan of camembert, fig, honey & fresh thyme dip; to his grandmother's Country bacon, three cheese and French onion damper; to a full BBQ lunch using local premium meats, buttery potatoes and a seasonal gourmet salad (we can cater to any dietary requirements). To book or for more information please contact us on info@wilgastation.com.au.


unwind and relax

Wilga Station's 12 million litre, natural swimming pond is a highlight all year round. Exclusively available to Wilga Station Farm guests, the swimming pond, with its pontoon and fountain, is an easy 150m stroll from the Shearers Hall and Farmers Hut and is a beautiful place to unwind and relax. The natural ecosystem is teeming with life, including turtles, water birds and Australian bass, Silver Perch and Australian Catfish for catch and release fishing!) all you need is to bring a fishing rod and some bait. Carefully planted and curated naturally filtering plantlife, along with the large fountain, has made the water crystal clear and clean, absolutely perfect for swimming and kayaking.

Even in the cooler months, guests can sit around an open fire pit and watch the sunset from the weeping willow island – accessed only from a 10-metre-long bridge created from recycled hardwood and steel from the sheep yards.


take in the sights

One of the joys of Wilga Station that our visitors absolutely rave about is the The Sheep Trail, a meandering bush walk that weaves its way down from The Shearers Hall and Farmers Hut to Wilga Station's private section of the Evans Plains Creek. About a 25 minute, downhill bush walk (about 35 minutes back), the track is the best way to view Wilga Station's natural flora and fauna and to take in the sights of the property.

Available exclusively to Wilga Station guests, the track was originally created by sheep walking to the water holes on the property, it has now been curated to be the perfect human walking track. The journey is just the beginning though, as the end of the trail, guests are rewarded with the phenomenal rock and willow lined Evans Plains Creek at the end.

If you’d like to enjoy this experience during your stay, please bring all-terrain shoes or hiking boots.


tranquil and private surroundings

The private section of the Evans Plains Creek that flows through Wilga Station is spectacular! A highlight for all guests who visit the property, the creek is lined with weeping willow trees and enormous, ancient boulders. The creek is at the end of Wilga Station's curated bushwalk, The Sheep Trail (an easy 25-35 minute walk from the Shearers Hall and Farmers Hut). The crystal clear water is perfect for swimming or paddling in warmer months, but also for exploring and adventuring! Look out for turtles and yabbies in the water holes, even the possibility of spotting an elusive echidna or platypus!

There’s a firepit down by the creek which is available under certain fire conditions, in addition to a picnic area to rest and soak up the tranquil and private surroundings. The creek is exclusively available to Wilga Station guests.

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