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Caldermeade Farm (Caldermeade)




Caldermeade Farm – Where the Country meets the City. Caldermeade Farm offers a unique experience for family and friends to enjoy great country food in the natural settings of a large commercial dairy farm.

At Caldermeade Farm up to 400 Holstein cows are milked twice daily (4.30am and 3.30 pm). Two operators take approximately one hour and twenty minutes to complete the process, each cow being on the rotary milking platform for about 10 minutes. The whole operation can be watched for Free from a comfortable, glass fronted viewing room and provides a good insight into the workings of a modern dairy farm.

Caldermeade Farm small animal nursery
The free animal nursery is a special treat for visitors of all ages especially children. Under parental supervision they can hold pat and feed a variety of baby animals in a safe environment. Depending on the season this may include calves, lambs, goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys or geese.

The lawns of Caldermeade Café provde open spaces for children to play and exercise or just kick a footy (but away from the buildings).

Opening Hours:


Open daily 9am–5pm summer, weekends and holidays
10am – 4pm winter weekdays
Cows are milked daily at 4.30am and 3.30 pm

Cost:


Activities are free except for a gold coin donation to the viewing room.

Review:


There is an elevated viewing room which gives a great view of the milking shed which is a giant carousel for fifty cows. The viewing room has two colourful painted cows with some bad cow jokes drawn on their sides - a case in point - How do you make a milkshake? Give a cow a pogo-stick.

Outside is a very nice playground, big log for climbing, panels which you can stick your head through and chook, ducks and other animals in a kids nursery petting area. The cafe also serves delicious food but can get crowded. Make sure you go at cow milking time (3:30 in the afternoon) for the best experience.

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Address | Contact


4385 South Gippsland Highway,  Caldermeade 3984, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: (03) 5997 5000
Map: X912 Ref: R8

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Link www.caldermeadecafe.com.au

Link Caldermeade Farm and Cafe on Facebook



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