Discover Highfield Farm & Woodland

A TRULY SPECIAL PLACE

Highfield Farm & Woodland is our property near Adelong in the Riverina Highlands of NSW.

Our aim is to seamlessly blend small-scale, ethical, and sustainable farming practices with the preservation of one of Australia’s most critically endangered habitats.

Our off-grid, off-line and eco-luxury farm stay, known as Kestrel Nest EcoHut, offers guests an exceptional experience to reconnect with the wonders of nature.

By carefully stewarding the land, we sustain our farm and nurture the habitat for a diverse array of birds, animals, and plants that call Highfield Farm & Woodland home.

Realising that farming cannot thrive without biodiversity, we are committed to tipping the balance back towards the environment. Our unwavering belief is that prioritising ecological sustainability is not only the responsible choice but also the morally right one.

Join us on a journey that harmonises the beauty of nature, the bounty of sustainable farming, and the preservation of our precious ecosystem and be part of the positive change.

Louise & David

 

TURN UP, TURN OFF AND TUNE INTO NATURE…

Kestrel Nest EcoHut is our eco-luxury, off-grid, off-line accommodation nestled in rolling farmland with extraordinary views and perched above a rocky mountain stream.

Our EcoHut is proudly without Wi-Fi or mobile phone signal. As an off-grid eco-retreat, we aim to connect you to the bush without distraction and the constant ‘buzz’ of today’s connected world.
For every booking at the Kestrel Nest EcoHut, we plant native plants in our farmland and conservation areas to offset travel carbon emissions.

Located in Mt Adrah, near Adelong in the Riverina Highlands Region, halfway between Sydney & Melbourne and one hour from Wagga Wagga. Just 10 mins off the Hume Highway.

We would be delighted to show you our work in our environmental and conservation projects via the Farming with Habitat Tour, or if bird watching is more your thing, we have a dedicated Bird Watching Tour of our farm and woodlands.

KESTREL NEST ECOHUT

GUEST REVIEWS

A wonderful place to connect with nature, with all the comforts of home. After 11,000km of travel across 4 states, Kestrel Nest EcoHut was a standout destination. Highly recommend this experience.

Warren Harrington

This is it. This is where you should stay for your special weekend away. My partner and I will be back again and again. Honestly, it’s perfect.

Carmela Chivers

Wow, this place is breathtaking! With beautiful 360 degree views, floor to ceiling windows, well designed interiors and a huge outdoor bath, it made for a perfect three night stay. Louise was a wonderful host, and we loved the tour of the farm. 

Romaine Sutton

Honestly the best weekend getaway I have ever experienced! The location was stunning, the hut has been extremely well built with careful planning of the environment. Louise and David were very knowledgeable about the area, and their thoughtfulness in anticipating a guest’s every need is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the stocked kitchen implements and pantry items were above and beyond, the fresh eggs and freshly (still warm) bread were next level and having a bath on the verandah looking out on the stunning view was simply amazing!!! 

Linda Barrie

OUR COMMITMENT – PEOPLE AND PLANET

Two-thirds of Highfield protects Box Gum Grassy Woodland – a critically endangered habitat. This habitat now only exists in 5% of its former range. The remaining one-third of Highfield is largely native grass pasture. Disturbingly native temperate grasslands only exist in 1% of their former range and yet are not protected. These statistics have resulted in us considering the whole of Highfield as a site for environmental repair.

This is our purpose, our motivation.

At Highfield, everything we do is aimed at addressing the climate and extinction crisis, increasing biodiversity, protecting our soils and improving the health of our waterways.

Please read our more in our Environmental Projects.

As part of our certification with Ecotourism Australia we collect data on our greenhouse gas emissions associated with our accommodation – Kestrel Nest and seek to reduce our emissions year on year.

Our aim is to offer memorable experiences that are accessible and inclusive. We outline ways in which accessibility and inclusivity have been considered to assist guests with planning their visit.