Your hosts, Tim and Jane Parsons are 6th generation farmers in the picturesque Derwent Valley at Hamilton. Only one hour from Hobart, on the main Highway to Strahan and close to Mt Field National Park it is a perfect location for day trips into the Rivers Run Touring Route region.
Curringa Farm is an award winning attraction where visitors can stay overnight, see a sheep being shorn, watch farm dogs working a mob of sheep and learn about best practice farming techniques. Travel through the 300 hectare property to look at the farming, cropping and land care activities in the field. There are three fully self-contained, lakeside spa cottages for travellers accommodation.
There is a very strong ecological focus on the farm with Tim and Jane receiving several awards for sustainable farm management practices over the last few years. There is an intensive tree planting and native vegetation conservation program on the farm where visitors can become involved by contributing towards our Landcare activities.
Jane manages the tour bookings and runs the three accommodation cottages, two of which are newly completed in December 08. All are fully self contained and have luxurious spas. Jane will delight you with her cooking expertise and is the face behind the globally recognised Royal Danish Sweetheart Cake.
Tim runs the farming side of the operation; growing crops, looking after the sheep and undertaking land care activities. He hosts farm tours and enjoys sharing and discussing the property with visitors.
Together with their family Tim and Jane will ensure that your visit is both memorable and rewarding.
Australian Tourism Awards 2015. Hosted Accommodation. Gold Award 2015, Bronze Award 2014
Winner of inaugral China Ready Award. Tasmanian Tourism Awards 2015
Winner of Tasmanian Tourism Awards Hosted Accommodation Section 2014 and 2015
Winner of the Tasmanian Landcare Primary Producer Award. (National finalist) 2007
Curringa Farm achieved Eco Certification status in May 2007 as part of it’s commitment to sustainable farming
Family Business Australia Awards Fourth generation and over category State Winner, 2005
Sun Pharma, Best poppy crop in Southern Tasmania 2016
Ministers Awards for Environmental Excellence in Sustainable Farming State Winner, 2004
International Acclaim for production of Royal Danish Sweetheart Cake in 2003
FAAST Farmer Awards for Sustainable Farming in Tasmania State Winner, 1994