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The Duck Hole at Farnese Olivo

· Hobart, Tasmania
5 acres hosted by Kimberley G.
4 Vehicle/Tent sites · 1 tent site
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Farnese Olivo is a family hobby farm set on 5 acres overlooking the Coal River Valley in Acton Park, just 15 minutes from Hobart CBD. The Duck Hole is a historic farm dam offering a quiet rural experience. COMPLIMENTARY INCLUSIONS: All campers have free access to: - potable drinking water - shower (open air, cold only) - bring bathers. Great in summer, only for the brave in winter! - rubbish bins - fire pit - firewood (provided for free, for use in the fire pit) - cast iron bbq plate and skillets for cooking in the fire pit - picnic table and chairs overlooking the dam - dam side hammock - portable cassette toilet (located outdoors) The property was established in the early 1980s on the site of one of Hobarts oldest farms (the original house built in 1826 still stands as a beautiful family home 2 doors up on our street). The old dairy still stands as visitor accomodation opposite the front of our property offering a glimpse of farm life from the past 200 years. A tradition we maintain today with having a sustainable orchard with just over 100 trees. Seasonal Fresh produce is available to purchase. We are home to friendly hand reared heritage british sheep (they love cuddles and food!), Ducks (Wild and Pet) and Chickens. Overlooking the historic dam there is a shared fire pit with firewood supplied complimentary. We ask that on days of total fire ban, this is respected. We can only accept self-contained campers, so you will need to have your own camp toilet or use the cassette toilet provided. There is a dump point within 6km, located in Cambridge Park for those with their own toilet. Public toilet and showers are located close by at Seven Mile Beach and Roches Beach (both about 5 mins drive) Some minor leveling may be required. The sheep pen and duck hole sites are pretty much flat. The coal valley and ash sites require minor levelling. As we have farm animals, you will get to hear our sheep and ducks enjoying their environment. However, it is very quiet of an evening/night. We love meeting new people and are passionate about our property we can’t wait to share it with you and your family!
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21 Ratings · 17 reviews
Jodie S.recommends
April 2, 2024
3. The Duck Hole
What a great location & setting so close to Hobart! Easy access & a beautiful outlook across the Duck Pond, distant waterways & mountains. The owners were very welcoming, great communicators & their eggs are delicious! 10/10
Michael H.recommends
March 6, 2024
1. The Sheep Pen
Great location, amusing sheep and very good base to explore the region. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful and not intrusive. Would definitely recommend.
Claire W.recommends
March 6, 2024
3. The Duck Hole
Fantastic location and the facilities were good and clean
Pat S.recommends
March 5, 2024
1. The Sheep Pen
Great spot
The view and the peaceful surroundings where great. It was in a great spot for exploring the area. The greetings from the sheep each morning were fun. The hosts were just so lovely and helpful no matter how many times we contacted them.
Craig W.recommends
February 27, 2024
1. The Sheep Pen
Site was spacious although a bit uneven. We were offered some extra levellers. Communication was excellent. Hobart a short easy drive. Thoroughly enjoyed our three night say.
Tyrone C.recommends
February 26, 2024
1. The Sheep Pen
Great farm stay!!!!!
Fantastic farm stay 15mins from Hobart, sweeping views with great hosts. Thx would highly recommend
Hobart, Tasmania, AustraliaTraditional, ancestral territory of Palawa and Paredarerme First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Kimberley G.Joined in January 2024
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