Peter & Beatrice welcomed Narelda Jacobs & Ernie Dingo to hear their journey, how their mushrooms are grown, what natural horsemanship is and more about the ethos of Wattle Bank Farm.
This was featured in the SBS program Going Places in 2023.
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"The best natural wonders to discover in Gippsland" - Timeout
That’s the ethos of Wattle Bank Farm and it’s evident in everything they do. Upon arrival, it’s clear we’re somewhere special. Citrus trees line the driveway, a family of horses greet us from their paddock by the entrance, and our gracious hosts, Beatrice and Peter, welcome us with warmth and generosity. Seahorse Cabin is tucked away at the rear of the farm, and it’s an idyllic escape from the stressors of city life. We settled in, opened a bottle of wine and cooked up some napoli pasta, made with the farm’s iconic oyster mushrooms, which are grown right on the farm and used in restaurants across Victoria. After a night by the fire and a cosy sleep under starlight, we woke up fresh faced and ready for another day on the farm.
"Unwind and Unplug at Wattlebank Farm" - Gippsland Life
“They can do as little or as much as they want to. The horses could be around them, and more often than not they’ll often have an experience with Peter while they’re here. They have access to the veggie gardens; they can go and pick their veggies and herbs. They’ll purchase some mushrooms – we’ve got a little farm shop here. They can order some mushrooms or ask me to curate a hamper with local, Gippsland produce. We do see a lot of families. We’re pet friendly, we’re six minutes from the beach, it’s a really nice blend of both.”
Our cabin is also featured in Visit Gippsland
"'Seahorse' is located on the idyllic Wattle Bank Farm in Gippsland - a small sustainable farm growing oyster mushrooms and running Natural Horsemanship experiences. Only eight minutes to the glorious Inverloch beaches and wonderful wildlife walks in the Wonthaggi Heathlands, the once 1970's 10-metre long caravan has been repurposed into a warm cozy cabin to provide an ideal getaway for a couple or small family complete with a queen bed, bathroom, and fully equipped kitchen and three Japanese style bunk beds.
For horse lovers, look no further, you can pop over in the paddocks and hang with the team's 10 horses or for a Natural Horsemanship experience or Bush polo sessions. The farm caters for adults and children. They also offer respite stays through NDIS. You can help yourself to the seasonal veggie patch or pick up some oyster mushrooms or other produce from the farm shop. You can stay for two nights or two weeks - it is the perfect off-grid retreat to come grow, play and stay."