Unfortunately we have had to cancel our October Farm Tour due to the extended dry conditions we are experiencing on the farm. These conditions are impacting on our capacity to conduct Farm Tours due to the fact that we have a much bigger workload for our small team to maintain normal operations. We apologise for disappointing our wonderful supporters and thank you for your understanding. Provided we return to normal seasonal conditions over summer, Freckle Farm Tours will recommence in March 2019.
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.
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. Please bring cash as we do not take credit cards or debit cards at this time.
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.
Address: 247 Olletts Rd, Brightly via Eton
Be sure to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour. We will not wait for latecomers.
Click here for a map.
To guarantee a spot you must register as places are limited.
|Children under 18||$8.50|
|Children under 5||FREE|
(2 adults + 2 children)
|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.