WARRAMBA IS ABOUT SLOWING DOWN. THE NAME MEANS ‘TURTLE’ IN THE LOCAL WIRADJURI LANGUAGE, AND THAT'S THE PACE YOU'RE EXPECTED TO TAKE WHEN YOU PUSH THROUGH THE RUSTY OLD FARM GATE.
There was a turtle on the drive the very first time we visited the property in January 2016. We stopped the car to move him back to the creek, and that’s when we caught a glimpse of the sandstone farmhouse that would become our home. We immediately fell in love.
The dream was to create a bolt-hole for friends and family, and a place full of imagination and adventure for our children to grow up. But first, there was a lot of work to be done. We had frogs living in the loo, the grass was knee high and a garden hose connected the house to the water tank. We wanted to retain the character and beauty of the house but update the interiors to a new level of luxury.
It wasn’t just the house in need of some love. We have added a garden, orchard and vegie patch. We rested the overworked farmland for twelve months before introducing a fold of handsome and curious Highland Cows. Warramba will also soon become a habitat for the Regent Honeyeater.
A lot has changed since our first day at Warramba. But much remains the same. Emu Swamp Creek still winds through the landscape with its dancing river reeds and wombat holes. A mob of kangaroos still hangs out on the hill. And that turtle still ambles across to the dam for a dip.
We look forward to welcoming you to Warramba.