About the farm

Paradise Road Farm is a working farm, nestled on 100 rolling acres just outside the town of Sheffield in North West Tasmania.

A little bit about the farm

The farm is on an old dairy/grazing property called Home Leigh. We purchased the farm in 2016 and moved onto the property in late 2019.

The farm is currently home to a small herd of Angus cross breeding cows and their calves. The cows are managed using a rotational grazing regime, whereby all the cows are gathered together and spend a few days in each paddock before moving to the next one. We are currently aiming for a 60 day rotation. This means there are some weeks where you may not see any cattle around the cabins and other times when they will be out the front of your window.

Our goal is to enhance the farm by applying regenerative farming principles - care for the environment, our animals and the people around us.

We also have a friendly family of goats (who you can pat) and Barnevelder chickens who would be happy to help if you don't eat your bread crusts! The flock currently does include some young roosters (the cabins are double glazed and insulated but we can't guarantee you won't hear the sounds of an authentic country morning).

Plans for paddock to plate

The kitchen garden started life from bare grass in November 2019. Already we have grown and harvested many kilos of food for the kitchen table but its a long work in progress! Our farmhouse kitchen is complete with a future fit out of a workshop and dining space.

Native bush regeneration

Regenerating and restoring the areas of remnant natural bush and the platypus habitat in the dams and creek  is part of our long term vision. In late 2020 we were honoured to receive a Landcare Action Grant to enable fencing of the creek and sensitive remnant bush on the farm. Replanting is now underway with many seedlings successfully propagated and grown from seed collected from the farm.

When you book directly with us, $25 will be put into our regenerative farming fund. This fund will contribute towards this important work.

Platypus watching

The farm is home to a healthy population of platypus. Normally very shy and difficult to spot in the wild, our platypus are pretty relaxed and don’t seem fussed by the humans.

Want to participate and find out more?

If you would like to plant your own tree/s and see what we are doing, please ask, we would be happy to take you on a tour and show you around.

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