TOURS

VISIT NIRVANA
             Farm tours for individuals, groups, schools.         
             Advanced Bookings Essential.     Open 7 days for farm gate sales and seasonal tasting.
             In 1983 this property was degraded. It was 75% covered with impenetrable blackberries and assorted other weeds. There were also the associated fire hazards. Today Nirvana is a 4.5 ha productive orchard and sustainable lifestyle block.

Features include;
  • · Property planning in action, 30 years down the track from original plans.
  • · Commercial crops of Chestnuts and Raspberries.
  • · Home food production -vegetables, herbs, poultry.
  • · Innovative recycling.
  • · Wide range of cool climate crops for value adding or as planting trials.
  • · Orchard understory management, companion planting, soil profiles showing good structure.
  • · Use of Bio Dynamic/ Organic methods
  • ·  Value adding of produce and marketing.
  • · Integrated free-range poultry system for grazing and manure production.
  • · Chook hardy cottage garden
  • · Composting systems. Solid and liquid for recycling of on-farm nutrients.
  • · Headwaters of Scott Creek. 1km of restored creeks, ponds and associated natural vegetation.
  • · Ongoing establishment of native habitat areas and windbreaks.
  • · Agroforestry. Firewood and cabinet timber.
  • · Stringybark forest. Current restoration project, weed control, understory trials.
  • · Machinery suitable for small, steep blocks.
  • · Undercover interpretation area showing a pictorial history, philosophy, development, and farm plans.
  • · Morning/afternoon tea facilities.
  • · Outdoor areas for lunches etc.
  •   Toilet facilities.
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 TOURS  BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL 
 minimum charge $65 for up to 4 persons 5+ @ $15/ head)
         SCHOOLS; 
  • Secondary $10 Student with 1 adult/15 student’s 
  •   Primary $8 Student with 1 adult/10 students
        CLUBS & GROUPS; 15 + @ $12/head.