So much to do on the farm!  Or simply RELAX.


Lavendale Country Retreat has plenty to do if you want to just relax close to “home”. The river is a very peaceful place to walk along. It is completely natural and the only paths are made by kangaroos. In places it is hard going, but finding a nice place to sit on the bank is worthwhile. It is a Wheatbelt river and may be dry in summer, but even then, it is wonderful just enjoying the peace and nature at its rawest.

Always wear boots when walking in the bush. The sandalwood plantation is great to wander through and the animals will always appreciate a chat over the fence if they are not too shy. The children’s playground is a hit with the kids and parents can relax in the shade of a huge York Gum while watching the children.

We feed the animals in the afternoon in our stable area and guests are welcome to attend, but this is not a “formal” activity.  Just catch us there if you want to meet some of the farm animals. It can be great fun, and sometimes educational.  On weeknights, this might be a much simpler process, but there is always the opportunity to meet the animals. Most of our animals are undomesticated farm animals, but some are just here for loving.

At various time there are baby lambs,  and calves, but not necessarily all year round. We also feed the  ducks and chickens at this time. There are other things that we do to look after our animals and our guests are welcome to help if they want, but we do not have other scheduled, formal activities.

HOWEVER we have neighbours who do! Contact Iron Horse Ranch, just 3km down the road if you are interested in HORSE RIDING.  https://www.facebook.com/IronHorseRanchAu/ or phone 0481 714 775

Lavendale Country Retreat is an ongoing project. We are always adding to our facilities.

For a complete rundown on events in York head to  http://visit.york.wa.gov.au/events/

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