The Cafe

 

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Welcome to our beautiful part of Tasmania!

Whilst visiting Fivebob Cafe, visitors can enjoy delicious local fare, native flavours and seasonal produce from our cafe garden. Seating inside or on the deck takes in stunning views over the farm to Mt Wellington, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Enjoy a glass of Tasmanian or Australian wine/beer (we are licensed) with olives or drop in for coffee and cake, we serve lunch from noon till 2.30pm.

We encourage visitors to wander around the café garden and farm walk, enjoy some of the outdoor sculptures acquired during Art Farm’s Sculpture Prize Exhibition. The ‘Old Distillery’ Gallery features small exhibitions and workshops (see Art Farm Birchs Bay  website for further information.)

There are more than 100 hectares of diverse native bush including a protected Private Forest Reserve upon which several rare plants can be found and birdlife abounds everywhere. Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome at the café and on the farm walks.

Pathways from the carpark to the café meet disability access guidelines and the paths to the garden and distillery are all constructed on easy grades.

Opening Hours:

Thursday  11:00am to 4:00pm

Friday       11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday  11:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday     11:00am to 4:00pm

Fivebob Café – food on the farm

3866 Channel Highway, Birchs Bay TAS 7162

PH: 0428062255

Call to make a booking or

email: fivebobcafe@bigpond.com  – for a booking or functions information.

The Cafe

 

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Welcome to our beautiful part of Tasmania!

Whilst visiting Fivebob Cafe, visitors can enjoy delicious local fare, native flavours and seasonal produce from our cafe garden. Seating inside or on the deck takes in stunning views over the farm to Mt Wellington, the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. Enjoy a glass of Tasmanian or Australian wine/beer (we are licensed) with olives or drop in for coffee and cake, we serve lunch from noon till 2.30pm.

We encourage visitors to wander around the café garden and farm walk, enjoy some of the outdoor sculptures acquired during Art Farm’s Sculpture Prize Exhibition. The ‘Old Distillery’ Gallery features small exhibitions and workshops (see Art Farm Birchs Bay  website for further information.)

There are more than 100 hectares of diverse native bush including a protected Private Forest Reserve upon which several rare plants can be found and birdlife abounds everywhere. Well behaved dogs on a leash are welcome at the café and on the farm walks.

Pathways from the carpark to the café meet disability access guidelines and the paths to the garden and distillery are all constructed on easy grades.

Opening Hours:

Thursday  11:00am to 4:00pm

Friday       11:00am to 4:00pm

Saturday  11:00am to 4:00pm

Sunday     11:00am to 4:00pm

Fivebob Café – food on the farm

3866 Channel Highway, Birchs Bay TAS 7162

PH: 0428062255

Call to make a booking or

email: fivebobcafe@bigpond.com  – for a booking or functions information.

The Farm

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Five Bob, in Birchs Bay Tasmania, is a mixed farm, producing a range of horticultural products including cut flowers (Dutch Iris), forage and essential oil crops, native pepper and a range of other native plant food species. We’ve recently established a vineyard and are looking forward to enjoying the fruits of that labour in the not-too-distant future.

There are very few commercial farms in the southern Channel region these days – very different from when our family arrived here, when almost everyone made their living from berry fruits, apples, pigs, a few chooks and a dairy cow.

To sustain a commercial operation we have had to take advantage of our natural assets – perfect climate, wide range of soil types, a multi-skilled workforce, proximity to Hobart and internet connections to the rest of the world. We currently employ 10 – 12 local people, mostly locals, but almost all of our income comes from outside Tasmania, – more than half of that from export.

We’re also more public than most farms – we encourage visitors to enjoy walks in our bush, visit the café and kitchen garden and to explore our annual sculpture trail- the Art Farm Birchs Bay Sculpture Prize.

Guided tours of Diemen Pepper or other aspects of the farm can be arranged – contact Chris (0407 781 600) or ask at the Café.

 

 

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Art Farm

The Sculpture Trail

The 1.2km trail leads visitors through pear orchards, up winding bush trails, across open fields with views of Bruny Island and the D’Entreacastaux Channel and down into a picturesque orchards and the kitchen garden.  Allow one-hour for the walk, wearing suitable footwear for bush tracks.

Between Easter and July, a new exhibition of sculptures is on display. However, the trail and farm feature over 14 permanent sculptures, all year round.

Opening Times  – Daily –  all year round
Sculpture Prize Exhibition – Easter to July
Entry Fee : $2.00 per person / $5 per family / discount for large groups

What to expect on the Trail
The track is steep and uneven in parts and is not suited to prams.  Dogs on leads are welcome.

 

The Old Distillery Gallery

A converted essential oil distillery, the Old Distillery Gallery host exhibitions and workshops.  If you are interested in facilitating an arts workshop or exhibiting contact Art Farm Birchs Bay.

Contact Art Farm
E: info@artfarmbirchsbay.org.au
W: www.artfarmbirchsbay.org.au
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