Discover Wirreanda ~ Bordering both the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills, Wirreanda is a gorgeous 365 acre family owned property, now open for guided bushwalks.
A perfect spot for anyone looking to escape the city for a day, Wirreanda is your destination for a brief respite in the country. Nestled in the Southern Barossa, we are surrounded by tall pines in the forest, the tranquil waters of the Warren Reservoir, high ground where the Heysen Trail runs, and behind is the Warren Conservation park.
A guided walk through the hills and scrub with incredible elevated views.
A mixture of drive/walk through beautiful rolling hills
$20(minimum 2 people - but this is negotiable!)
Come listen to the songs of local birds, and find that peaceful spot in the humdrum of a busy life!
Third generation farmer Kate will be your tour guide for the day. The property was originally run by her grandfather Douglas Peel Gordon, and later as a partnership by his sons, Kate's father David, and his brother Doug. They ran sheep and cattle together on several properties until the 1980's.
Kate and her husband Dave take pride in their land, they see it as "something we have been entrusted to look after and do our best by". They want to share their experience with others and showcase the natural beauty of their property.
Come take in the serene views and learn about life on a 365 acre sheep farm. Kate will walk you through the native vegetation and help you discover the natural beauty of the land.
Each tour is catered to the interests of the group, with a range of options to explore:
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Ph: 0402 046 370
Had our first Horse Accommodation guests last weekend! Seems they had a good time, we certainly did!
After the storm I thought this poor tree was a goner. And ... a reasonably good age, so just philosophical about it (and thinking of firewood too!). Then yesterday saw new signs of life - amazing regenerative properties. There's a few I've nursed recently with the same tenacity - life chucks such a wobbly at them, but they just keep getting up and going - and are grateful for what they have. ('Onya Nancy). Still feeling philosophical- nature is such a teacher, hey. Mind you, still going to get the firewood!!!
The other day I was trying to move the alpacas to a different paddock - but they kept running around the dam and into the water, even lying down in it - having a wonderful time!! The dogs thought it a lark & kept swimming out to try and herd them back- to no avail. They ended up just lazing in the water too.
We had such fun as kids on the dam! Raft, canoe, tractor tyres.... So great that a new generation of active youngsters can enjoy it too:)
The limb that fell over the new fence just concertina'd the wire down - so when we cut the wood off - we were able to just pull it up!!!
Feb 2015. This is a land slip on one of our steeper hills. From memory, the slip occurred in late spring of 2013. Had a busy year in 2014, so it was 2015 before we really got our act together to do something about it.
May 2015. My mother Sheila, aged 82, putting in some seed from native grasses in the hope they would take. (no luck)
Aug 2016. I'd put in some red gum seedlings the previous August 2015, then with a grant from NRM - (thanks Tom Brookman) !! - we fenced the area off in November 2015, and got ready to do a big planting to stabilise the whole area.
August 17th 2016. Perfect weather for a day with friends planting native shrubs, sedges and trees in an area of the property needing to be stabilised. So lucky to have a grant through NRM, and to have Josh Noble and his amazing team out there showing us the way!