Seatrees Farm overlooks a rugged coastline with rockshelves dating back one hundred and ninety million years. Its coves, cliffs and bays offer endless surprises, including Mammoth Rock on the oceans edge that is big enough for a picnic.
Beachcombing is magic made real. Shapes, colours, textures, sizes, all once, or perhaps still the homes of marine creatures with a job to do to keep the balance. The Sunstar and Neptune's Necklace are two of our favourites. If visiting in winter, keep a lookout for the Southern Right or even rarer Humpback Whales.
Bird & Mammal Lists
Click on our bird and mammal lists to see the range of creatures sharing the farm. It includes over one hundred identified bird and eighteen regularly sighted mammal species. Listen for the exquisite song of the Rufous Bristle-bird, now endangered and needing our help. Pairs often sing in duet.
When walking through the bush, stay on the tracks and focus on the small, delicate plants including orchids, heaths, ferns and lilies. They have lovely names like Milkmaids, Sundews, Greenhoods and Pink Fingers and remind us of the beauty of smallness. Many will be labelled for easy identification. For something more rugged, step onto the Great Ocean Walk in front of the property and enjoy one of the world's great coastal trails.
Fungi Fact Sheet
Coast Cottages is also home to many varied and beautiful fungi. Download our PDF factsheet for more information. Dowload here.
Our Wildlife Shelter page tells you something of the work we do for injured and orphaned wildlife. Possums, Wallabies, Platypus, Echidnas, Koalas, Sugar-gliders, Kangaroos, Bristle-birds, Yellow Robins and a Grey Goshawk have all been rescued and successfully released back into the wild. The injured Goshawk was found by a cottage visitor who contacted our Shelter.
We hope that visitors to Seatrees Farm come with an openness to the beauty of the coastal environment.
To help you appreciate and learn more about it is one of our principal goals.