Meet the Team
They can’t wait to meet you!
Sheeba – Executive Officer
Five-year-old Australian Kelpie. Sheeba spends her day rounding up the sheep. What for? Who knows.
Gozo – Marketing Director
Seven-year-old Maltese Shitzu. Gozo loves to think he’s boss (he’s not). Also, don’t mention his underbite. He’s very self-conscious.
Percy – Surveillance Officer
Every night as the sun goes down Percy the platypus begins his rounds of Scott’s Rivulet. He’s very stealthy. Can you spot him?
Sparkles – Groundskeeper
She keeps the grass short and morale high. Sparkles is the oldest of our four sheep. She’s often being shadowed by a sweet little black-faced lamb.
Donkey and Chester – HR Managers
They might be miniature in size but they make up for it with their huge personalities! Give them a carrot and you will be forever loved.
Mo – Apprentice Groundskeeper
When Mo isn’t doing backflips off stumps or trying to climb trees, he’s keeping our favourite plants trimmed right back. Thanks, Mo.
Chooks – Production Assistants
These girls work day and night to produce the tastiest eggs for your plate! The most golden of yolks. The finest in all the lands.
Pea Pea – Event Management
Pea Pea has been training his entire life for these events. And boy can he put on a good show. “Shake it, baby!”
Dick – The Village Idiot
What can we say? We should have known what we were getting ourselves into when we hired Richard. He truly is one terribly unfortunate-looking bird.
Churchill – The camp bugler
Sebastopol Geese – Swimming Instructors
Trevor – Carrot Thief
Native Fauna & Flora
Tasmania is renowned for its unique fauna and flora, many with ancient Gondwanan origins. Twelve bird species, three frogs, five mammals, over 500 plants, and numerous invertebrates are endemic to Tasmania, meaning that they are found nowhere else in the world – not even Mainland Australia!
Tasmanian Pademelon (Thylogale billardierii)
This cute and much smaller relative of the iconic Wallaby can only be found in Tasmania. As the sun begins to set, you’ll often see them chomping on plants around the river’s edge. Image: Sean Crane Photography
Pink Robin (Petroica rodinogaster)
Keep an eye out for these pink fluffballs flitting amongst the trees. While rare visitors to Kymmik Cottage you can reliably find them 30 minutes away in Ida Bay or near Hastings Caves. Their cousins, the Scarlet Robin, are commonly spotted around the cottage. Image: Daniel Appleby Photography
Embellished velvet ant (Ephutomorpha picta)
There are many native insects hiding in our Eucalyptus/Acacia forest. This strikingly beautiful critter is not really an ant but a wingless female wasp. Don’t worry she is very tiny and not at all scary. Image: Nick Porch Photography
Tanglefoot Beech (Nothofagus gunnii)
This is the only Australian native deciduous tree with leaves that turn golden and fall off completely. They’re an endemic Tasmanian species found only in alpine regions of the state. Find them putting on a mighty show in the dolerite landscape of Mount Field National Park.
Tassy Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus)
This tall gumtree is the official floral emblem of Tasmania and the dominant tree in our forest. Its sweet and subtle scent is the first thing you’ll notice as you step out of your car. Our bees love feeding on their flowers, which gives our honey its distinctive flavour.
Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana major)
We couldn’t believe this orchid was real either. Look at that gorgeous thing! These inimitable orchids can be seen between September and January, and grow in Eucalypt woodlands, coastal and swampy shrublands, and heathlands. Image: David Kleinart