Delicious cherries from

the edge of the Wilderness...

                      Facilties

Picture of the main shed

At the orchard we have a kitchen and living area which has two large commercial fridges (with capacity for storing enough food for 65 people) a bbq and gas hotplates for cooking, tables and chairs, microwave, toaster, boiling water urn, filtered drinking water and a washing machine

 

We also provide gas hot water showers & toilets, access to power for phone recharging and computer use (no internet)

There will be a charge of $4.00 per day (=$28.00 per week) for the complete time people are camping and using the facilities – this helps cover the hire of the toilet block, gas & electricity.

 

Camping is along the banks of the Derwent River, YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN CAMPING TENT/OR VEHICLE TO SLEEP IN, SLEEPING EQUIPMENT, YOUR OWN EATING PLATES & UTENSILS ALSO SOME COOKING POTS. 

You can swim in the river and also fish for trout and salmon (which are wonderful to eat).

                                     Sunset photo            

During sunset, you can sit by the river and keep an eye out for platypus which inhabit the river.

The closest town is Ouse, a short 5 minute drive away, it has a well-stocked super market, fuel bowser, post office, hotel and internet centre.

 

Driving in the opposite direction, for approx. 10 minutes, you will reach Hamilton, which has a cafe, post office, fuel bowser, hotel and a caravan park.

The closest large town, New Norfolk, is a 35 minute drive away, which has banks, post office, library/online centre, hotels, bakeries, newsagency, hardware store, supermarkets, bottle shops & much more.

Hobart, the capital city of Tasmania, is 1.5 hours southeast on the Lyell Highway.

Picture of Cradle Mountain

Lake St. Clair

On your days off, there are plenty of sights to see in the area, such as the Gordan Dam, Mt. Field National Park, The Florentine Forest, Frenchman's Cap, Lake St. Clair National Park and the Wall in the Wilderness at Derwent Bridge.