The Animals

Native Animals

We have the perfect environment for many native Australian animals. Wallabies, Possums, Wombats, Echidnas, Platypus, Lizards, Quoll and an occasional Tasmanian Devil.


Birdwatching is a joy when birds are discovered in their natural settings. There are plenty to spot especially around the gardens in farmhouse area…


Many of our animals are easily viewed at dusk as they thud off down the road or up the hills behind the cottages.Don’t be surprised by the Bennetts wallabies and the possums who consider our garden as an all-you-can-eat buffet and graze through the evening. Nocturnal animals can be discovered in the spotlights if you venture down the road or the tracks after dark

Farm Animals

Many Tasmanians fondly remember their childhood visits to Sassafras Springs when it was known as “Old Macdonald’s Farm” at Ellendale.. We are reintroducing farm animals to entertain and educate your children…