Elouera Vale is a working farm located just outside Mittagong, NSW. Our property covers over 140 acres, 80 acres cleared and pasture improved and the rest consisting of forest. The Chain O Ponds creek runs through the property and makes for a lovely walk. You will probably get to see kangaroo, wallaby, wombats, echidnas, koalas and lots of bird life.
The lush green hills of the Southern Highlands abound with walking and cycling trails. You can head to the spectacular Nattai Gorge via the Box Vale Mine walking track, an easy 4.4km circular walk that follows an old railway line through a tunnel to breath-taking views. Enjoy a picnic in the magnificent Lake Alexandra Reserve or hike up extinct volcanic peak Mount Gibraltar.
The closest shops are only a 15 minute drive to the Mittagong Town Centre where you will find all the shops, cafes and restaurants for your needs.
We take responsibility for the Elouera Vale camels (also known as 'Southern Highlands Camels'). With over 30 years of experience with small farm holdings we love what we do. We have been working with camels since 2003. Lynne also has a passion for bees and honey.
We take responsibility for the Elouera Vale sheep, cattle, donkeys and poultry. We have a passion for sustainability and being 'off-the-grid' and love working on the land. Working with our animals brings us a lot of satisfaction. We believe the farm is a great environment to raise our family of two young children.
"I had a really great time attending the beginners course, the day was very professionally organised, extremely knowledgeable speakers and presenters, as well as being hands on and gaining insights from great mentors, the venue was very well prepared and the day was extremely memorable, highly recommend!"
"I recently attended both the advanced beekeeping field day and queen bee rearing weekend at Elouera Vale with Harvey and Denis, both highly experienced and knowledgeable beekeepers. The format is a good mix of theory (30%) and practical hands-on work (70%). Harvey and Denis are both very friendly and happy to pass on their knowledge in a relaxed environment - not to mention on a beautiful farm amongst the native gum trees and even some friendly camels. The advanced course is perfect for those who are already familiar with the basics of beekeeping and wish to go a little deeper with their practice. The queen rearing weekend is for those who would like to learn about raising your own queens. Lynne will serve the most delicious morning tea whilst you learn from true experts of their craft. I highly recommend these courses to any beekeepers."