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Indulging The Senses At Evercreech In Tasmania

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Evercreech is a beautiful 100-hectare private homestead on the South Esk River in northeast Tasmania that invites relaxation and adventure.

Entrepreneur, owner and developer of Evercreech, Justin Couper, has transformed a former sheep station into an experiential tourism destination and has used his passion for polo as a backdrop theme. Hidden among uninterrupted beauty, there is plenty to indulge the senses, delicious cuisine, fresh, clean air and the sounds of nature.

The river, forest, farm and seasons shape what unfolds at Evercreech, resulting in a unique and authentic experience for guests. It is a beautiful combination of all things wild and cultured about Tasmania.

 

Cottages & Comforts

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Orchard Cottage

The shearer’s sheds and workers cottages have been turned into stunning contemporary abodes that can accommodate singles, couples, families and groups. The majority are self-contained with an option to dine with other guests.

The highlights include the three-bedroom Orchard Cottage with an open fireplace and balcony overlooking the Evercreech rivulet and an orchard. The River Cottage with its four bedrooms sits away from the main facilities and boasts a view of the polo field and river. Its seclusion is perfect for friends and families that enjoy open plan living.

Morning coffee is brewed at Chukka Club where guests can also enjoy the rich history of the property and learn more about its activities, including polo. Throughout the day and into the evening, it also acts as the backdrop for drinks and provides an opportunity for relaxed mingling with other guests and professional guides.

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The Chukka Club

 

Food & Drink

Evercreech holds tastings, workshops and unique events in the Shearers Quarters communal dining room. The whiskey and wine tastings, and culinary master classes by leading chefs all showcase exceptional Tasmanian produce.

This spring, chef Jahan Patterson-Were, will hold culinary escapes at Evercreech that will feature its grass-fed cattle and trout plucked straight from the river. Jahan is celebrated for his Basque-inspired cuisine and together with Evercreech, can accommodate a couple or a group looking for a 20-course degustation experience.

Guests will also be advised of the best places to buy some of the state’s finest produce like cheese, chocolates, wine and seafood. Then bring it all back to the farm to prepare a feast.

 

Outdoor Pursuits

The property has an abundance of outdoor pursuits that you can experience on foot or on horseback. Stroll through the rambling gardens and enjoy a forest walk or go on a trail ride through the forest reserve or by the sea. Evercreech caters to both amateurs and skilled riders. Polo is played in summer and this is a great opportunity to take lessons and work your way up to instructional chukkas. As the game attracts the polo elite, it will make for an exciting spectator sport too, especially with a glass of wine in hand.

Fly-fishing, kayaking and bird watching are available as well and Evercreech will ensure you put in the hands of an expert so your experience is a memorable one that is packed with insights and stories.

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Evercreech Trail Ride

If you love long rambling walks, then the Evercreech Forest Reserve tour will thrill you. Here, you will discover the White Knights, a magnificent stand of eucalyptus forest giants. More than 300-years-old and rising up to 91 metres high, they are the tallest white gums in the world. Explore the surrounding bushland by going on scenic walks into the forest where you will see the picturesque Evercreech Falls.

Alternatively, take the 90-minute drive from the farm to Cradle Mountain and the Lake St Clair National Park. This is one of the state’s most cherished places. It is home to rich and diverse vegetation including ancient rainforests, glacial lakes and an abundance of wildlife. There are a variety of walks available to soak in the surrounds. The best views of Cradle Mountain can be enjoyed from Dove Lake. 

 

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