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A diverse range of animals call Cedar Glen home. Apart from our horses and beef cattle, we have a couple of house cows (often with calf at foot), pigs, sheep, turkeys, ducks, peacocks and chickens.
Naturally they all need to be cared for on a daily basis, and one of the joys of a Cedar Glen stay, is getting involved in these activities. We milk the cow each morning and encourage you to have a go. Then of course there’s feeding to be done twice daily, and eggs to be collected. Animal feeding occurs twice daily at 8.00am and 5.00pm, and is a favourite with adults and children alike.
Horses have long been part of rural Australian farming life. Whether it be as a form of transport, for mustering cattle, or to drag heavy ploughs through dry cultivations, the horse has always been the backbone of the Australian farm.
Join us on a one-hour trail ride through the foothills of the Lost World Valley as we cross the upper reaches of the picturesque Albert River and explore the beauty of the Cedar Glen property.
All level of riders are catered for to ensure no one misses out. The 20 minute trail is a perfect introduction to horse riding for beginner adults and children. We also have short led pony rides for little children.
We’ll show you how to crack an Australian stockwhip and throw a boomerang that does come back. Also don’t miss out on experiencing a real Australian tradition by including Billy Tea and Damper in the session. We’ll boil the billy, and share some home made damper, jam, syrup. This makes a great afternoon tea additon to the activity.
Named after Jack Stephens one of the original settlers of the area, “Jack’s Rocks” is a spectacular vantage point high on the Stephen’s property. It boasts spectacular views of the Lost World, the McPherson Range, and Cedar Glen. The access road to Jack’s Rocks is 4WD only and provides an exciting journey across the river and up the mountain side. To help soak up the views, we provide a complimentary glass of champagne or orange juice when we reach our destination. Don’t forget to take your camera for this one.
Years ago the Albert River was a haven for native Australian fish. Unfortunately the destructive European Carp was introduced to the river system and decimated native stocks. Over the past 15 years however, a local group of dedicated farmers and fisherman (The Carp Busters) have successfully reduced the number of Carp and restocked the river with native Australian fish.
The two key species are Australian Bass and the fully protected Mary River Cod. Many thousands of fingerlings have been released into the system since the inception of Carp Busters, and although Carp will probably never be fully eradicated, the balance of nature has now been restored.
Although this is an activity that you can do yourselves, we can show you the best spots to increase your chances of a successful catch. In support of the regeneration of native fish stocks, we operate on a strictly catch and release basis. The exception to this rule is if you catch a carp in which case it is prohibitied to return them to the river.