Maleny Dairies Tours

Maleny Dairy Logo 2015

Maleny Dairies – its all about taste.

Maleny Dairies is a family owned business situated in the picturesque hills of Maleny. We are proud of our heritage and want to share our story with you. Dairy farms have struggled greatly since the deregulation of the milk industry in 2002.  To combat this, our family decided to build a milk processing plant of our own, right here on the family farm. 

This cuts the food miles and keeps our carbon footprint low.  Other local dairy farmers benefit from having our processing plant close by.  We pay them a fair price for their milk keeping agriculture sustainable for future generations. So when you purchase Maleny Dairies products you are helping to support local farming families.  You are buying products that are as close to nature as you can get, real milk made the old-fashioned way.  No permeate, no additives just pure milk!

dairies

Bring the Family for a picnic and enjoy the view…

md26730a_8790

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOUR TIMES:  Monday to Saturday at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. (Times can vary for bus groups etc).

COST:  $11 per person for anyone 2 years and over.

CLOSED PUBLIC HOLIDAYS.  NO TOURS ON THESE DAYS.  SORRY

BOOK:  To book a tour, phone us on 5494 2392.

What’s involved in a tour?

A tour guide will take you up to the baby animal pen to pat the baby calves.

We will give you a brief history of the farm and the reason why we started Maleny Dairies.  You will then be shown how hand milking is done using our cow ‘Sweetpea’ or ‘FairyBell’ or ‘Millie’.

A walk down into the pit of the dairy to see where the cows get milked. (At the 2.30 pm session you can see the cows being milked).  Then we go to the factory so see where the milk is processed and bottled.

See the coldroom and drystore.  Watch a 10 minute DVD showing the process of milk from the cow to the bottle and everything in between.

At the conclusion of the tour you will get to try some of our dairy deliciousness.

(If time permits for school children grades 3 and up, we will have a question and answer session and play a game.)

For more information click here for the link to the Maleny Dairies website.

Advertisements

WittaFest 2015 (Inaugural Event)

WittaFest 2015 an inaugural event bringing people of Witta and surrounds together.   It will be held at the Witta Recreation Club Saturday 19th September from 10 am to sunset.  Enjoy stories, crafts, music, food, drink (and German Beer!) all wrapped in history!  Come and discover Witta’s historic landscape & pioneer life with historic displays & tours of the Church, School & Cemetery.

Musicians: The Barleyshakes (folk music, fiddle, banjo & guitar);  The Kelly Family Band (family folk music)Kim Kirkman (classical and folk airs on harp and viola)Irish Joe Lynch (inspirational storytelling); Mitch Ruggles (banjo – Americal 19th century)McKay & Wright (traditional folk music); Astar & Rawhinia (classical violin pieces); Rubatuba (tuba / sousaphone and accordion) and Maleny Singers (classical extracts from Bizet’s Carmen).

Historical Displays, Walks & Tours, Workshops & Demonstrations, Food & Beers

  • Pioneer Life – Teutoburg up to 1900
  • Maps and Surveying – historical maps and plans
  • Immigration in 19th Century
  • Costumes from the 19th Century

FUN & GAMES

For more information click to go to the WittaFest website