Ironbark House Horse Riding, Dimbulah
Ironbark Farm on a private guided horse ride with a maximum
of two riders. We have three well behaved horses.
are individually designed to wants and level of experience of
riders will need to sign a waiver, wear approved helmets (provided)
and suitable footwear (ridged boots or shoes with a heel, but
House -Wildlife, Birding & Farm Tours
tours on property can be arranged to cater to any level
of fitness or interest with Kevin a guide of 20 years experience.
a dawn birding tour, an early morning rock wallaby visit, a sunset
hill climb or explore the farm and learn all about
the cattle and grazing side of the property.
tours are priced per group ( 1 to 4 guests)
and Walking tours:
have an 8km lowlands walking track &
over 25kms of marked trails
suitable for hiking or mountain biking
(mountain bikes available for hire for $50/24hrs)
Buzz Honey Bees
only do we cater for holidaying humans but for bees in need of
any one time you may find from 10 to 100 hives situated at Peters
Dam, located on the
northern side of the property. These busy bees, even though they
are still working, are
here on a little RnR from their usual pollination duties or are
young hives being established.
feel free to have look at the hives but do not disturb them!
have a selection of honey, some from this very property, for sale.
visit The Honey Providore at 2/107 Newell Street, Bungalow, Cairns
If, after exploring the property, watching wildlife or just lazing
with a book you need more to do
. in the surrounding area
you will find a wealth of activities, each one accessible as a
40klm to the north is historical Mt Mulligan who's mine was the
site of one of Australia's worst mining disasters with 75 people
loosing their lives in 1921. You can visit the mine site, cemetery
and ruins of the town. The heritage listed Tyrconnel Mine and
Battery (1876) nestled between Thornborough and Kingsborough is
a couple of klm detour en-route to Mount Mulligan.
Head West for an hour and you will reach the mining town of Chillagoe
famous for its Limestone Caves, historical smelter and Marble
quarries. The Caves, estimated to be between 600 to 1000 in number,
can be visited alone or to access the larger deeper caves are
available through Ranger guided tours several times a day. This
day trip will give you a real appreciation of outback life in
Drive South East for a change of scenery to visit the highland
rainforest and farming area of the central Atherton Tablelands.
Starting with Tolga and Lake Tinaroo wend your way around Yungaburra
with the famous Curtain Fig tree, Atherton, Herberton with its
quaint restored historical village. Sample a variety of cheese,
chocolate, coffee and bio-dynamic dairy products from a variety
of farms on your adventure.
If you didn't have time to stop in Mareeba on your way to Ironbark
House it's a 40 minute drive to stock up on goodies or explore
Granite gorge, perhaps drop into Mt Uncle Distillery and sample
some of their award winning handmade spirits or wine tasting at
Golden Drop Winery and don't forget a coffee at Skybury or the
The local town of Dimbulah, 7klm from Ironbark House has amenities
such as a local pool, pub, café, bakery, butcher, library,
variety/hardware store, bank, post office and chemist. The café,
Camp 64 is a tourist attraction in its own right with a fascinating
display of artefacts from Australia's pioneering past. The quaint
little train station opens twice a week for the Savannahlander
Train on its way to and from Forsayth.
Ironbark House is less than 2 hours from Cairns International
Airport and Port Douglas and well worth the drive!
Mail: PO Box
488, Dimbulah, QLD 4872