Take the unique opportunity to have a guided tour of Ochre Arch farm. A 480 hectare property which showcases diversity, innovation, low carbon footprint, aboriginal heritage and sustainable agricultural practices. You can also share with your friendly and professional hosts, Phillip and Jan, their ‘tree change’ experience and their passionate connection to their land.
Arranging an appointment
All tours are by prior arrangement, and are welcomed at short notice (minimum 30 minutes) subject to us being able to allocate sufficient time, and the farm and prevailing weather conditions being suitable.
What to wear
Visitors should wear enclosed footwear, clothing to suit the prevailing weather conditions and a hat. You will be visiting a ‘real life’ farm which has an extremely diverse range of landform features, including natural bush, gullies, slopes and rock formations. That said, unless requested there is not a lot of walking as most prefer to drive between major sites and take a short wander at each one.
Visitors Transport Around the Farm
Most people like to drive their own vehicles around the farm, with us either travelling in the vehicle with them or leading via one of our farm vehicles. We ask that you stick to the designated tracks and drive at a leisurely pace. Some short duration walks are involved and are not suitable for those with physical disabilities.
All tours are customised to suit visitor interests and time availability. The following 4 tour types are listed as a guide:
3 hour tour: Includes drive around the farm and morning or afternoon tea. Cost for small groups (minimum of 2) is $50 per person. For visitors not quite sure what they want to see we do have a base format that we offer.
4 hour tour: Includes drive around the farm, lunch, and time for in depth discussion in a Q and A format. Cost for small groups (minimum of 2) is $100 per person. At least 24 hours notice will need to be provided to allow for catering.
Large groups: We are happy to have large organised groups come to the farm subject potentially to longer lead times. Program and pricing will be by negotiation/agreement.
Young families short tour: We recently hosted 3 young families who were pressed for time and had never been on a farm before. At the parents request we focused activities on the children and showed them our chooks, pet sheep, shearing shed, some artifacts, and took them to the top of the farm to see the cattle and enjoy for a moment some panoramic views.
How to arrange a tour
Direct contact should be made via telephone or email and a date and time agreed.
How to find us
We are located approximately 25 km north west of Grenfell. See ‘Directions’ page for details, and if you need more information just give us a call.
Some ‘other stuff’ to bear in mind.
Your safety and comfort is of paramount importance to us. For public liability insurance reasons we are not able to offer:
- un-escorted walks or drives around the farm
- motor bike or horse riding (not that we have horses!)
- inclusion in cattle work activities in the yards
Our preferred payment options include:
- Cash on day
- Card via ‘Buy Now’ links below at time of booking
- Funds transfer at time of booking if it is at least 3 business days prior to the visit
A deposit may be requested for large groups.
2-hour Tour (per person) – Minimum of two people
Half Day Tour (per person) – Minimum of two people