Mariefields Homestead Tyalgum in Tweed Valley has deluxe accommodation featuring very comfortable beds with high quality linen and donnas. This ensures you will have a peaceful nights sleep surrounded by a natural healthy environment.
There are many interesting things to do and see when you stay at Mariefields Farm located 1 hour from Byron Bay accommodation
unlimited interesting activities on 165 acres of land for wildlife at Mariefields Farmstay
or just relax on a daybed with a good book on Mariefields Farmstay verandah deck
the Tyalgum farmhouse farmstay ,banquet barn and the pinnacle where guests enjoy deluxe accommodation
spacious Tyalgum farmstay with 6 large comfortable bedrooms in deluxe accommodation sleeps up to 9 guests with massive veranda deck for relaxing for mariefields farmstay guests
spacious Tyalgum Farmstay with 6 large bedrooms with very comfortable beds with luxury linen sleeps up to 9 guests in deluxe accommodation for relaxing Farmstay guests
Exclusive use by guests . A great place for banquets for Tyalgum farmstay guests. Complete with pool table, lounges and long timber tables close to your deluxe accommodation.
The straw bale banquet barn at this Tweed Valley Farmstay is close to your deluxe accommodation . The long timber tables and bamboo chairs make this building the perfect place to enjoy your reunion.
enjoy your group meals in this amazing building close to your deluxe accommodation. The Tyalgum Farmstay offers professional catering for our guests.
View this amazing mini wedding at Tyalgum Farmstay Mariefields. Wedding guests enjoy deluxe accommodation
For a quiet family wedding, a more extravagant affair or an intimate elopement, Mariefields Farm is an amazing location to exchange vows. We know from our past wedding experiences that Mariefields will give you and your guests a unique wedding experience for lifetime memories
Our Bamboo Wedding Boulevard will be set up for your wedding day and is a truly unique venue with The Pinnacle silhouetted in the background against the bride and groom. Our wedding package includes the wedding boulevard set up with the beautiful real live bamboo arbour, 30 comfortable chairs, signing table with 2 chairs, welcome sign and easel.
The wedding package includes 1 night accommodation for a maximum 10 persons overnight in our Australiana themed Tyalgum farmstay farmhouse. Mariefields has amazing views of the Border Ranges, the Pinnacle, Mt. Warning in the Tweed Valley Caldera with deluxe accommodation.
Our mountain streams, waterholes and the jetty on one of the dams will provide memorable photo locations of your special day. You will enjoy this special day as you relax with friends and family as you immerse yourself in these beautiful environmentally friendly surroundings.
Our authentic 6-bedroom Australiana Tyalgum farmstay farmhouse and unique straw bale Banquet Barn located in Byron Bay hinterland will provide a truly unique experience on your wedding day. Complete with modern 2 Bathrooms and 2 separate toilets, timber kitchen and leather lounges the farmhouse is very well appointed with deluxe accommodation.
The farmhouse has a functioning fireplace and large outdoor fire-pit near the banquet barn with a nearby trampoline for the young ones. We can accommodate up to 30 wedding guests with sleeping for up to 9 guests. You have the exclusive use, flexibility and freedom of 165 acres of our picturesque farmland whilst enjoying all of the activities and facilities on offer.
Enjoy our full Australiana Tyalgum farmstay wedding experience that you and the family will never forget. Catering options are available or you can organise your own catering. We have deluxe accommodation for 9 guests in our 5-bedroom farmhouse overnight but can cater for up to 30 guests in the Banquet Barn for the wedding day.
Our specialist Wedding Planner can assist you to create a fully customized package for your special day or we can do a turn key wedding personalised and customized to your budget.
The Wedding Package includes i night accommodation in the 5 bedroom farmhouse plus additional cost per person for guests for Day Use only to a maximum of total 30 persons. . Additional nights are available at reduced rates. See our RATES
The farmstay is located in Tyalgum:· 60km from Gold Coast airport· 96km from Ballina airport· 145km from Brisbane airport. Transport can be arranged to pick up guests at airports for additional cost.
This organic farmland property with deluxe accommodation is also a working cattle farm with chickens, ducks, guinea fowls and fruits trees as well as abundant native wildlife.
As owners we are located on the property and are always available to assist. Please view us at mariefields.com.au or contact us directly for additional information. The property is listed separately for holidays and regular bookings. These are priced differently as the wedding setup includes special arrangements.
The Tyalgum farmstay wedding boulevard is very unique as the bride glides through the bamboo bouvelade. The majestic border ranges national park with the pinnacle overlook the ceremony while guest can enjoy deluxe accommodation.
A short walk from the Tyalgum farmstay from your deluxe accommodation to the bamboo wedding boulevard though the rustic rainforest setting.
The grounds at Tyalgum mariefields farmstay have been manicured to provide a unique experience. Beautiful trees and plants are all over the property and abound with native birds while you enjoy deluxe accommodation.
The jetty on the dam behind the Tyalgum farmstay banquet barn provides a great photo location with the bird sanctuary island in the background from your deluxe accommodation.
The Tyalgum farmstay banquet barn has beautiful long polished timber tables made of hoop pine. The lightning effects in the evening is amazing as fairy lights twinkle from the ceiling before you enjoy your deluxe accommodation in the 5 spacious bedrooms.
The Tyalgum farmstay banquet barn is a unique environmentally sustainable building with some of walls constructed of straw bales and covered by hand plastering and close by is your deluxe accommodation.
pick mangoes from our Tyalgum farmstay mango plantation and enjoy our deluxe accommodation.
take a selfie with the unique plants at Mariefields Tyalgum farmstay in deluxe accommodation
Stroll past the Tyalgum farmstay barn made of straw bales from your deluxe accommodation.
bush walk around the Tyalgum farmstay paddocks and see the great views and wildlife and enjoy deluxe accommodation.
The original milking shed at Tyalgum farmstay has been restored a caretakers dwelling with deluxe accommodation.
Cows and their calves grazing on the Tyalgum farmstay helipad in front of the old homestead that has been restored to original condition. Enjoy deluxe accommodation at this farmstay.
prof goltenboth with lola and lulu at Tyalgum farmstay where he enjoyed deluxe accommodation.
cutting the bamboo at Tyalgum farmstay for making native bee hives. stay in deluxe accommodation at the farmstay
checking tank water level at Tyalgum farmstay where their is deluxe accommodation.
prof goltenboth planting the fig tree at Tyalgum farmstay homestead where he stayed in deluxe accommodation
prof goltenboth with Dr john at Tyalgum farmstay with deluxe accommodation
priming the pump at Tyalgum farmstay to pump up the spring water to tank. Enjoy deluxe accommodation.
loves to cool down in our Tyalgum farmstay dam. The farmstay has deluxe accommodation
enjoying fresh grass at Mariefields Tyalgum farmstay front gate. Excellent farmstay deluxe accommodation.
grazing on organic pastures at Tyalgum farmstay. Relax in deluxe accommodation.
easy to hand feed our cattle at Tyalgum farmstay close to your deluxe accommodation.
she loves our fresh spring water at Tyalgum farmstay where you stay in deluxe accommodation.
wonderful fresh cattle feed at Mariefields Tyalgum farmstay where you can stay in deluxe accommodation.
Check out this great video on children working with our bees at Mariefields Tyalgum farmstay where they stayed in deluxe accommodation.
introduction to beekeeping for adults at Tyalgum farmstay. Personalised courses arranged to suit you given by resident apiarist Dr John and guests can stay in deluxe accommodation.
professor goltenboth of Germany getting ready to open the hives at Tyalgum farmstay. He stayed in our deluxe accommodation.
our courses Tyalgum mariefields farmstay are total immersion courses. start immediately with the opening of the hives and learn as you go along. Guest stay in deluxe accommodation
the smoker we use at Tyalgum Mariefields farmstay settles the bees down so they are easy to handle , Guests can stay in deluxe accommodation.
Dr john runs special courses to teach adults & children about the bees at Tyalgum Mariefields farmstay. Stay in deluxe accommodation.
the children's courses are a great way for them to learn about bees under the care of a professional teacher at Tyalgum Mariefields Farmstay. Guests stay in deluxe accommodation.
The history of the old logging truck at Tyalgum Mariefields farmstay where guests enjoy deluxe accommodation.
The production facility (International-Harvester) was situated in Springfield Ohio, USA and where our Mariefields relic was manufactured and assembled. The photo is an actual image of the 1946/1949 model KBS-5 International, the very same as our Mariefields relic. Quite classy for its time. Model is KBS-5. The "S" representing ""splitter" meaning the truck had a 2-speed rear diff with a 4-speed gear box.
Years of Manufacture of the "KB" model was manufactured from 1946 to 1949. In 1949 some were assembled in Dandenong Victoria and are identified with an "A" in front of the model name. Tonnage is rated 2 ton carrying capacity but had capability to comfortably carry 3 ton.
Engine is Green Diamond, 233 cubic inch, flat head, petrol driven motor. Wheels are "Spider" style as opposed to solid rims.
Prior to the KB model being produced a K model was manufactured for the US war effort. Both the K and KB models were requisitioned for the Australian military as British motor vehicle imports were in scarce supply during WW2.They could be used either as a flatbed or tipper.
Because of ready access in the 1940's all models of International trucks were popular for both business and general public use in Australia. The different models ranged from pick-up/ute to heavy duty semi and road train prime movers. The powerful International R-190 was considered an icon for Interstate long haul freight and also for off road projects such as logging and remote oil rigs access.
The old truck at Mariefields has an interesting history. It was used for general freight and farm use. We can speculate as maybe transporting farm implements around the
area as well as building products, hay bales, wool bales, milk, cream, etc
However, the Mariefields area is very wet and one day when used as a
logging truck to pull out cedar logs from the nearby gully it was bogged in
the soft soil, unable to get pulled out and remained here to this day as a
true relic to the old logging days of the Tweed Valley.
MARIEFIELD FARMSTAY WALKS
Mariefields Organic Farmstay is blessed with beautiful scenery, vegetation and wildlife. No chemicals have been used on the farm for over 30 years to create this pristine eco stable environment. Enjoy points of local historical interest and the marvelous views of Mount Warning and The Pinnacle on the several interesting walks around the property. We recommend that you take all walks in a clockwise direction indicated due to the incline of the hills with degrees of difficulty from easy to more difficult.
Walk 1 - Outlook Track – Walk from the Farmhouse past the straw bale Banquet Barn through bamboo Wedding Boulevard to the gate. Sign on tree inside gate has arrow direction to The Outlook. Walk over the dam causeway past the big dam and Bird Sanctuary Island. Follow the fence line of the Wildlife Corridor, uphill past the olive and mango plantations. Take a short detour to the left of 150 meters as you go up the hill along the Mango Circuit to Pomegranate Grove and rest stumps. Midway along the olive planation on right side make a slight detour of 100m at the sign to the amazing Bamboo Boulevard, Migration Dam and viewing seats at Birdwatchers Lookout. Continue uphill through the Tallowood & Turpentine Tree Forest, relax on Jenny’s Chair at the old cedar stump for views of the Pinnacle. Take a short detour into the Koala Forest and walk on to the Old Tin Shed. At the Outlook you get excellent views of Mount Warning and the Pinnacle - Return on same track Easy Incline - 2 km – 1 hr
Walk 2 -Lily Ponds Track – Walk to cattle yards, sign on gate says Boundary Walk 4km and the Lily Pond Track is the first part of the Boundary Walk. Open and close the cattle yard gate and go to the right along eastern boundary fence from cattle yards past Jamie’s Gate, through Pine Tree Hill gate (close gate). At the top of the Pine Tree Hill take a rest on the Ghost Gum Forest chair with great views of the Pinnacle. Cross back to fence and continue on along the fence line to Mt Warning Chair for amazing views of Mt Warning. Go downhill to carefully cross the log bridge over Dead Tree Gully with the huge old logged Turpentine tree covered in moss and fungi. Then up to Cockies Gate built in 1920 to enjoy more views of Mount Warning. Walk on to the Lily Ponds and relax on Carol’s Chair to enjoy the wildlife on these two beautiful Lily Ponds. Just past the Lily Ponds is a sign on an old ironbark mother tree to turn right up the hill to the Black Stump. Relax on Black Stump Chair to enjoy the amazing views of Mount Warning and the Pinnacle. Then only a short walk up the scenic way to the Old Tin Shed and The Outlook. Return via Outlook Track Moderate 2.5km -1 hr
Walk 3 -Pinnacle Track – Walk past the Homestead to the Homestead Gate (close gate), walk past the 3 water tanks to Andrew’s Gate and relax on Dingo Gully Chair with amazing views of Mt Warning and the Pinnacle. Turn right downhill along the northwestern boundary fence to Goanna Gully, up Possum Hill and down to Cockatoo Gully, up Black Parrot hill to Matt’s Corner. Walk past Hannah’s Fence along Travis Lane past the old chicken pen to Rory’s Gate. See the mango and pomegranate orchards on the right. Follow the boundary fence down past Rory’s Gate to the Fish Pond Chair. Walk past the two Silver Perch Fish Ponds to River Flat Gate (don’t open this gate), stay very close to the fence along Green Frog Hollow to Connection Gate. Walk up the entry road past Mariefields Apiary to the Farmhouse. Moderate +: 2km - 1hr
Walk 4 - Boundary Walk – This walk takes in all of Mariefields highlights and combines all the walks. Walk eastern boundary starting at the cattle yards on the Lily Pond Track to The Outlook. See the sign on the big gum tree at the Outlook to cross down to beautiful Rainforest Gully and take a rest to enjoy the wildlife at Karen’s Hideaway Chair, continue out of the gully to the 1940 logging truck left where it was bogged and take a short rest on the iron bark logs on the back of the truck. Follow the fence line to go to Ray’s and Jo’s gates and take a rest on the old fig tree chair. The follow the fence to Migration Dam and Eddies Chair. Keep a close watch from Eddies Chair on Migration Dam as often there are migrating birds on an International stopover. Just past Migration Dam see sign to make a slight detour 100m each way to the amazing Bamboo Boulevard with the Birdwatchers Lookout. Return back along Bamboo Boulevard and walk down into Dingo Gully (keep gate closed) to Andrew’s Gate and relax on the Dingo Gully chair. Continue around the western boundary on Pinnacle Track - Moderate + + (steep hills & gullies) - 4km - 2hr
Walk 5 - Creek Walk and Swimming Holes
Platypus Swimming Hole
Walk to front entry gate past the Mariefields gate sign, turn left on gravel road and walk approx. 20 meters just past garbage bins cross road to right side, open Creek Walk Gate (and close again), walk straight ahead along fence on right for 30 meters past the Bamboo Forest on left, on the creek fence line is Platypus Gate (open this gate and close again). The Platypus swimming hole is on the right about 15 meters inside gate along the creek bank. There is a high creek bank on the opposite side of the creek overlooking Platypus Hole where you can sit quietly very early morning or late afternoon to look for the platypus.
NOTE: Platypus live in this water hole so please do not disturb rocks, vegetation or dig out any holes.
Easy walk but some tall grass in places - 0.7 km - 20 minutes
Dragonfly Swimming Hole
Continue past Platypus Gate, walk through the amazing Bamboo Forest to the cattle paddock, follow the fence line through the Mulberry Tree plantation approx. 150 meters from Platypus Gate to Dragonfly Gate (keep gate closed at all times). This is a nice swimming hole.
NOTE: Dragonfly Swimming Hole is quite deep so please watch young children as the water is often very clear and the depth is deceptive. Easy walk but some tall grass in places - 1km - 40 minutes
· Keep all gates closed at all times as cattle are in these paddocks
· Do not open or enter gates on boundary (Jamie’s, Cockie’s, Ray’s, Jo’s, Andrew’s, Matt’s, Rory’s or River Flat gate as these owners have cattle grazing)
· Do not disturb cattle or walk close to them
· Take nothing and leave only footprints
· Wear sturdy footwear and wear a hat
· Take extra water and a snack
· Carry a phone with Telstra connection
· Call 0400 299 444 if any problems
· Take the time to enjoy our beautiful farm