Always a favourite of the many activities at Twamley Farm and depending on the time of year, you are invited to feed the pet lambs, pat the sheep in the house paddock meet our miniature donkeys, little Dexter cows or get to know the farm dogs better. If you are feeling adventurous you can even get involved with whatever farm activities are happening on the day, which could be moving sheep or cattle, feeding out hay, checking on ewes and lambs, drenching or shearing sheep.
Frida and Poncho are our American Mediterranean miniature donkeys. Frida is a jenny and Poncho is her little baby boy who is growing up fast. He loves cuddles. They live in the house paddock right in front of The Stable and Farm Pod accommodation. Feel free to drop by and meet Frida and Poncho during your stay.
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.
Twamley Farm has a picturesque trout dam that is well stocked with rainbow trout. We provide some basic fishing gear for our guests’ fishing pleasure. It is a catch and release policy. There is also a restored wooden row boat for guests to enjoy some time on the dam. The farm’s Tea Tree Rivulet also has some great wild trout fishing holes that are marked on our farm map. If you are a keen trout fisher please feel free to bring your own gear and try your luck.
Bird Watching and Wildlife
Twamley Farm has a diversity of bird life making it perfect for birdwatching. Eleven of the state’s twelve endemic bird species can be seen here throughout the diverse microclimates, from the dry schlerophyll forests and low lying thickly vegetated creek beds to the farm’s gullies and temperate rainforest. Golden Gully is known as a favourite breeding spot of the Swift Parrot, returning each year from Victoria to nest amongst the towering Blue Gums.
If you prefer the night life you can go on an evening walk where you will often encounter wallabies, possums, kangaroos and even Tasmanian devils.