ECO FARMSTAY & PRODUCE
A farm stay with a difference
We would like to share with you a unique experience by offering modern eco accommodation on a purpose built totally environmentally friendly off grid farm. The choice is yours: Whether you are looking for accommodation close to the NSW ski fields and Kosciuszko National park or are you looking to experience an Australian Alpine farm to walk with the animals or maybe a talk about sustainable off grid living or just to unwind away from the urban hassle, Avonside Alpine Estate is your choice.
With over 400 chickens on the farm, collecting the eggs and feeding the chickens is always an adventure for the young and young at heart..
Petting the Sheep
We are a registered breeder of the heritage breed, Southdown baby-doll sheep...these are dual purpose sheep and just love to be hand feed and given a pat...you'll want to take one home!
Our Orchard is filled with over 50 fruit and olive trees, with more being planted each year. Take a walk and watch the ducks do their bug patrol.
Brush our Coos
We just love our Highland cattle, and once you see them you'll see why. We have a breeding program to develop the cuteness factor to call them 'Teddy bears".
Growing vegetables in an alpine region is challenging, yet we manage to deliver a bounty each season. Help us or just enjoy the freshness.
Whether you want to sit back and enjoy the stunning alpine views, or walk around the property taking in the farm, we'll make sure your stay is hassle free.
THINGS TO DO WHILE VISITING THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS
Wildbrumby is the highest distillery in Australia. Located only 35km from Avonside, the distillery has access to pristine Alpine water, organically grown fruit and native mountain botanicals, which have become the inspiration behind its award-winning stable of schnapps, gin and vodka.
Tick Kozzie off your bucket list - this is a must do when in the mountains. Hike to the highest peak in Australia – take in the views right across the Kosciuszko Main Range all while standing on the highest point in the land.
100 Things to do in Jindabyne
No matter your age or fitness level there is always plenty to do in Jindabyne...In fact there are over 100 things, so contact us for a full list.
Step into the depths of Yarrangobilly Caves and you’ll discover stalagmites, stalactites and delicate decorations like shawls and cave corals. Explore six caves created from a belt of limestone laid down about 440 million years ago in Koscuiszko National Park.
Trout a plenty
Whether you would like to visit the Gaden Trout hatchery, attempt a relaxing catch at the Eucumbene Trout Farm, or follow the locals onto the lake and rivers, we've got you covered.
Avonside is nestled between Berridale and Jindabyne with both villages offering a unique selection of fashion, artist galleries and retail outlets - which you'll not find anywhere else.
No matter if you prefer fishing from the banks of pristine lakes, or the fast flowing clear waters of an alpine river, the Snowy Mountains is the best place in Australia. Lures or baits, land or boat, there is the perfect spot for all. Attempt great fame by achieve the grand slam of fresh water fishing on Lake Jindabyne.
Brumbies are a plenty in the Snowy Mountains and one of the best ways to view them is via horseback. In the area we are spoilt with a choice of excellent operators offering short, long and private rides.
Natures at your door step..
No matter if you are seeking an adventure in mountain biking, hiking, white water rafting, or an alpine walk to reignite your spiritual connection, our Snowy Mountains will have an experience for you.
Thanks for dropping by and looking through our website. We're hoping its easy to use and makes taking the first step towards a visit easy and informative. We, Olivier and Jacquie are a husband and wife team and,along with our kids, have been planning a tree change for years. After spending time traveling and living overseas it became apparent that a new beginning was required and with research and education we settled on 130 acres of previously pasture improved land with stunning views of our Snowy Mountains.
From the outset we wanted to create a farm stay experience like none other. One that looked at the permaculture principle in building a sustainable farm, with accommodation surpassing what is currently available in the area. At the same time developing an unforgettable experience for families or simply a place for those that want to escape urban life for a few days.
We hope you'll be able to join us and spend some time getting back to what's important.