Written by Brooke Wilson
A little closer to home this month, and a leisurely 90-minute drive north to just past Bundaberg lies Splitters Farm, a 160-acre property bursting at the seams with all sorts of animals, both domestic and native alike.
From humble beginnings as a refuge for neglected or abandoned animals, Splitters Farm has grown into a successful working farm and popular tourist destination.
It is a fantastic way to spend the day with the family, as the kids will love taking the opportunity to meet and hand feed some of the animals, ranging from horses to goats, alpacas to cows, ducks to guinea fowl, and so many more.
The kids can collect eggs from the chooks and taste the honey from the farm’s beehives.
Visitors can choose between a self-guided tour through the farm, walking from paddock to paddock, or opt for the guided tour, going behind the scenes and learning all about the history of the farm from an experienced guide.
After meeting your new furry and feathered friends, head down to Splitters Creek and try your hand at stand up paddleboarding or kayaking, with all equipment available for hire.
Weather permitting, you can even go for a swim in the creek. If you’re lucky, you may even spot an elusive platypus!
All this excitement will have worked up an appetite, so Splitters Farm offer picnic hampers for you and the family to enjoy down by the creek, complete with local delicacies, picnic rug and cushions.
And if one day just isn’t enough, the farm even offers a farm stay, with the accommodation options of camping sites or glamping safari tents.
Right now is the time to be supporting our local businesses, so if you’re thinking of a quick weekend break with the family, why not head up to Splitters Farm for the day?
It is sure to be a great day out for all to enjoy.