Welcome to MARIEFIELDS

Welcome to MARIEFIELDS

Welcome to MARIEFIELDS Welcome to MARIEFIELDS Welcome to MARIEFIELDS

165 acres of rainforest,wildlife and ENVIRONMENTAL FARM

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bill mollison's permaculture home

Mariefields was formerly Tagari Farm of Tyalgum where Bill Mollison developed the world first permaculture concept.


Under the new stewardship of Dr John Quayle ,a Veterinary Surgeon and International Ecologist ,Mariefields is undergoing a rejuvenation with environmental protection at the forefront of every activity.


For over 30 years no chemical insecticides or fertilizers have been used at Mariefields Farm. We produce pure organic honey, free range eggs and grass-fed organic Angus beef cattle in a environmentally protected area with wildlife corridors and restricted native breeding and habitat areas.

Homestead

Built in 1920 the historic Mariefields Homestead has been restored to its original condition. 


The original dairy shed and tea house has been renovated into a rural workers dwelling.


The Farmhouse designed for Farm Stay accommodation has been renovated in a traditional country-style with modern  facilities. 


CONTACT US DIRECT TO VISIT MARIEFIELDS 

pristine rainforests

Rainforest trees with staghorns ,elkhorns and crows-nest line our 1km creek frontage.

Enjoy nature walks in native vegetation though wildlife corridors.

OUR WILDLIFE

resident possums

resident possums

resident possums

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check out the straw bale barn roof at night

brown dove

resident possums

resident possums

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look high in the trees near the wildlife corridor

cookoo bird

resident possums

cookoo bird

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they lay their eggs in another birds nest.  see them on the willow trees

dragonfly

tawny frogmouths

cookoo bird

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some of the many insects at Mariefields. 

no chemicals for over 30 years enable these insects to abound at mariefields.

tawny frogmouths

tawny frogmouths

tawny frogmouths

With their nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance, Tawny Frogmouths are often confused with owls,

 With their nocturnal habit and owl-like appearance, Tawny Frogmouths are often confused with owls, but are actually more closely related to the nightjars. Their feet are weak however and lack the curved talons of owls. 

ringtail possum

tawny frogmouths

tawny frogmouths

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see him at night in the wildlife corridor

our Native birds and InsECTS

guinea fowl

resident green frog

resident green frog

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the guinea fowls keep down the ticks 

resident green frog

resident green frog

resident green frog

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listen to him croak when on veranda

the goanna

resident green frog

the goanna

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we have several of these that live in our wildlife corridor

cane toad

free range organic chicken

the goanna

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we have many of these pests and we are reducing their population  

dragonfly mating

free range organic chicken

free range organic chicken

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no chemical for over 30 years has enabled these to abound

free range organic chicken

free range organic chicken

free range organic chicken

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collects our free range organic eggs

Early morning rainbow at Mariefields Organic Farm

Check out this great video of an amazing early morning rainbow at Mariefields Organic Farm.