BINGARRA BEEF FARM & MT.CANNIBAL
Lyn and Peter Link invite you to visit their 78 acre farm. They’ll discuss high input grass growing, 25 years of pasture improvement, past vealer production and the Angus steer fattening operation. A Melbourne Water streamside project on the Hamilton Creek has involved fencing and planting 6,000 plants and a further 1,000 native plants in shelter belts have resulted in wildlife corridors between Mt Cannibal and the Cannibal Creek. They will explain the management plan for deer, kangaroos and foxes. There is no house on this property but there is a Portaloo, with 2 steps to manage.
After a chat, farm walk and afternoon tea, a 2.5km circuit walk up Mt Cannibal is on offer. It is a steepish climb with steps up and down, but you are well rewarded with magnificent views in two directions. Estimated time is 40 minutes.
Anyone not wishing to partake in this walk may travel 3kms along Garfield North Road in the mini bus, to Lyn and Pete’s scenic home farm at the head of the valley. View the tree ferns, the damage to pasture caused by lyrebirds, the impact of wild deer on bushland and fern gullies, and the results of a Melbourne Water basket willow removal project.
TOUR DEPARTS – 1:30pm