Welcome to Twamley Farm
Twamley Farm is a 7,000 acre working farm on the Tea Tree Rivulet just outside Buckland on the East Coast of Tasmania. The farmland includes a mix of fertile grazing paddocks in the river flat and diverse bushland on the surrounding hills.
Twamley Farm was granted to a free settler in 1829 and is one of several historic grazing properties around Buckland and the Prosser Plains area.
The farm mainly runs sheep and cattle and also has a small cool climate vineyard. The original sandstone homestead, built in 1842, sits at the top of the valley and is a former home to famous 19th century Tasmanian artist and writer Louisa Anne Meredith.
The Turvey family has been running Twamley since 1874, and would be delighted to have you visit and explore.
Visiting the Farm
If you are not staying on the farm it is essential to call prior to visiting, just to let the family know that you would like to drop by so that someone can be there to give you an introduction to the farm. The family simply asks for a small donation of $10 per person or $25 for a family to go towards the preservation and restoration of the historic buildings.
Just be aware that as Twamley is a working farm, we do ask that you please leave your dog at home.
Sheila the Sheep
Twamley Farm is home to Sheila the Sheep. Sheila was lost on one of our bush runs and was found with about six years worth of fleece. She has become quite famous. When Sheila was shorn in January 2016 it made news programs all over the world including Germany, UK, Canada, US and Japan. She continues to want to wander off but we have made her comfortable in the house paddock, so if she hasn’t gone walkabout you can meet Sheila the very independent sheep.