Public Farm Tours

Our Farm Tour season is closed for the summer as it is simply too hot for us to run the tours during the summer months. Our animals tend to sleep all day at this time of year, which doensn’t make for a very entertaining visit!

Tours will recommence in March and we will post our schedule for 2018 in the new year. In the meantime the farm is always open to visitors who wish to purchase produce. However, please be sure to contact us to make an appointment as we are busy farmers and might be out in the paddock when you decide to visit.

If you want to see firsthand how we produce food in an environmentally and ethically responsible way, join us for a guided tour of Freckle Farm. You will learn how holistic farming produces healthy, nutritious, tasty food and we will explain our pasture based, chemical free, natural farming principles. These tours are limited to the first 70 people to register. Click on your preferred date to book a spot.

 

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What you will see

Freckle Farm tours are led by owners Rob Bauman and Deb McLucas. They vary depending on the season, but most tours will include a session on each of the following:

  • Free Range Chickens
  • Pastured Berkshire Pigs (Heritage Breed)
  • Brahman & Nguni Cross Cattle
  • Permaculture Food Forest & Gardens
  • Composting & Worm Farms

You will also be able to purchase farm produce after the tour, so remember to bring a cooler bag or esky. We do have EFTPOS facilities on farm.

Child Friendly

We are often asked if the farm tours are suitable for children. Our response is an emphatic YES! In fact the Freckle Farm Tour has been carefully designed with children in mind, because we strongly believe that all kids need to see where real food comes from. We have a hay trailer ride for the little ones and all of our walking tracks are pram friendly. This is one of the few opportunities most children will get to see and touch real farm animals. So please bring your children, grandchildren, neighbours children etc. with you. We love to have them on our tours.

Starting time & directions

All tours start at 9.30am and run for approximately two hours. Freckle Farm is only 40km south-west of Mackay and is usually a comfortable 45 minute drive.

Be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. We will not wait for latecomers.

Address: 247 Olletts Rd, Brightly via Eton
Click here for a map.

To guarantee a spot you must register as places are limited.

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Cost

Adults $16
Children under 18 $7
Children under 5 FREE
Family Pass
(2 adults + 2 children)
$40
Each additional child to family pass $5

What to bring

Hat, water bottle, comfortable walking shoes, snacks for morning tea and lunch if you choose, esky if you want to buy produce from the farm.