On the farmThere are myriads of ways to fill your time at Rathmore
This is the authentic Tasmanian country lifestyle so we recommend you stay awhile… sidestep the busy world for a few days, slow down and savour the simple joys of our beautiful Rathmore life and commune with tamed and untamed nature. Take time to look out, look up and look within.
Soak up the exquisite panorama and serenity. Experience a special, secluded picnic on a Rathmore hilltop on sunset, around a campfire or by the fireplace. You may choose to enjoy a Tasmanian sparkling or still wine with our “country canapes” or local cheeses and charcuterie…..what joy and bliss!
Our resident platypus
“Highlight was the platypus in the Dew Rivulet”.
While visiting Rathmore you are likely to spy our 6 local wild platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in the Dew Rivulet, especially from the Platypus Punt. A Platypus is this planet’s most unusual creature. Scientists first thought it to be a hoax with its bill and webbed feet like a duck, tail like a beaver and furry body like an otter. The platypus is a semi-aquatic mammal that lays eggs and is endemic to eastern Australia.
Bring the kids
Rathmore is super child friendly. We have pets including sheep, calves, chooks and ducks. All ages including adults are welcome to help feed and interact with these friendly sometimes cheeky animals. If adventurous, at night by torch light, you may see wallabies, pademelons, quolls, possums, wombats or even a Tasmanian devil. Seeing them in their own habitat is a wondrous experience. A delighted guest commented ‘The dam has lots of platypus, we were greeted by baby lambs and had the opportunity to feed baby calves”.