Ironbark Farm Stay
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions
How far is Ironbark Farm Stay from Perth?
We are approximately 135 kms from Perth or approximately 115 minute drive. We are ideally located being the gateway to the Western Australian Wheatbelt region, an ideal location to explore our region from here.
Do you provide meals or where can I go to dine out?
We have available upon request, a standard continental breakfast for an additional cost. We do not provide meals, every cabin and the farm house has a barbeque and microwave to prepare your own meals. Being centrally located to many close regional towns, it is an easy drive to pop into Northam, Cunderdin or York to explore dining out options in these towns. Why not visit Ettamogah Pub in Cunderdin - a quirky and photogenic visit with great food!
Where can I shop for food and when are the shops open?
We have a small shop in Meckering, 5 mins away, open during the week only. Fuel and food is also available at the Meckering Roadhouse.
Northam, 20 mins away, offers Coles and Woolworths and many other shops, including a butcher and many bottle shops and cafes and fuel stations. The supermarkets are open on Weekends.
You will find IGA Supermarket in Cunderdin, 15 mins away, also fuel and butcher shop.
York, 30 mins away, also has an IGA, Fuel and many cafes and is well worth a visit to the many little shops if you love looking for anything unique.
Are children welcome?
Yes, children are most welcome. There is plenty room on the farm to explore. Children must be supervised at all times and not left unattended.
Do you provide linen and towels?
Yes we do, however, we do not offer housekeeping during your stay.
Can I use my mobile phone, and do you have WIFI?
We have excellent coverage via the Telstra mobile network. We do not have WIFI available.
Do you offer discounts for longer stays?
Yes we do. Please ask for our weekly rates. Our farm house in most suited for longer stays, being fully equipped with full kitchen and laundry.
What is your cancellation policy?
We ask that you pay the first night's reservation at the time of your booking as a deposit. This deposit is to confirm your booking, with the balance due at check in. If you need to cancel, we can refund you in full, however, if your cancellation is within 24 hours prior to your stay, your deposit will be forfeited. If you are ballooning in Northam and have advised us at the time of your booking, and your flight is cancelled within 24 hours prior to your arrival, we can offer you a free cancellation.
What might I see happening on the farm?
Farming is seasonal, so depending on what time of year you visit, you may get to see the crops being sown during late April through until mid June. November and December you may see the crops being harvested. We run sheep, so there may be times where we are rounding up the sheep to bring them up to the shearing shed for shearing. Our cattle may also be in the nearby paddock, they are great to watch and observe as they graze, with some cows with calves. Many other farming activities are done during the year, so there is usually something to see. If you bump into Andrew, don't hesitate to ask him if you can take you on a tour!
What is the weather like on the farm?
We recommend you bring some warm clothes with you during the winter months, as it can get a little colder than Perth. Especially when you are outdoors.
Make sure you bring sun protection during the warmer months too, especially a hat.
Can I light a fire?
Yes you can, buy only within the unrestricted burning period which is typically April to September, but please check with us first to ensure proper regulations are followed.
We have a designated fire pit area with wood supplied, which you are most welcome to use, bring some marshmallows and toast them on the fire while you watch the sun go down.
How can I pay for my booking?
We have eftpos available, you may call to pay over the phone using your credit card (2%surcharge applies), or you can pay online using paypal, simply go to our "Pay Online- Paypal" tab at the top of the page, please only use this option once you have had your dates confirmed. We welcome bank transfer too.