Oliver and Irma

Oliver and Irma are lovely, friendly hosts who have a beautiful home and property. They are originally from Switzerland but have been living in Australia for the last 20+ years. They enjoy going for hikes/bush walks as they have the Goldfields track at the back of their property. Irma works at a chocolate factory making chocolate and can take guests to experience this.

Capacity of Farm: 4
Special Farm Requirements: Air-conditioning, Wifi
Farm Animals: Sheep, Alpaca, Horse/pony



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Family Members: Oliver (Male), Irma (Female).
Location: Castlemaine, VIC 3450. 1 hour and 30 minutes northwest of Melbourne.
Closest Train Station: Castlemaine Station, Bendigo Line.
Farm Details: Hobby farm with chickens, 1 dog (in & out), vegetable/herb garden, fruit trees, fire pit, access to an alpaca farm, hobby farm with sheep and a horse farm.
Farm Activities: A tour of the farm, hand feed the chickens, collect fresh chicken eggs to cook/eat for breakfast, visit neighours and friends farms to feed animals, pick some vegetables/herbs (seasonal), looking for kangaroos and wildlife spotting, bush walking/hikes (Goldfield tracks at the back of their property) and star gazing at night. Irma makes chocolate at a chocolate factory and can take guests to participate in this if they want to.
Acres: 1.
Internet: Free Wi-Fi available.
Bathrooms: 1 bathroom (Separate from host).
Heating and cooling: House has heating and cooling in all bedrooms.
Room 1: 1 queen bed.
Room 2: 2 single beds.
This host can transport 4 guests if picking up from Castlemaine Station.

Train/public transport – using the train to access farms in Victoria is convenient and affordable, with trains connecting each of the regions where our farms are located.

Most trains depart from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station or Flinders Street Station. Simply catch the train to the station closest to your farm and your farm host will provide complimentary transfers to and from their farm. Train tickets are at your own expense.

Private car transfer – available upon request at an additional cost.

Self-drive – if you choose to self-drive, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to get to your farm.