“Eat, stay, play and let yourself go” is a motto the Splitters Farm team live by. Not just a working cattle farm, at Splitters they welcome guests with open arms. Everything they do is about helping visitors find connection.
Each evening, glamping and camping guests congregate in the fully-equipped, communal camp kitchen for a barbecue, woodfired pizza, drink and a laugh. They gather around the campfire for a story or song and admire the stars. They reminisce about the magic of childhood, create family memories and make new friends.
Guests who are fortunate to visit on a Friday night are often treated to a “breaking of bread” with Splitters Farm owners, Carly and Ashley Clarke. They teach campers and their children how to make damper “twisties”, before turning in for the night.
Bring your own swag, tent or camper, or enjoy a stay in a luxury eco safari tent. After a restful night sleep and with devices safely stowed away, families can be present in the moment, spend time exploring in the open air and get a little dirt under their fingernails.
Help collect duck eggs. Snuggle guinea pigs. Enjoy a paddle down Splitters Creek, and leave with a deeper connection to Mother Nature and an appreciation of what it means to run a farm.
Farmer Carly’s Damper Twisties
1 kg self-raising flour
½ cup milk powder
pinch of salt
½ sachet of yeast
2 ½ cups of warm water
For this recipe you can use a bread maker on the dough setting, or hand knead ingredients for 10 to 15 minutes. Spray a bowl with canola oil. Place dough in the bowl cover with a tea towel and set aside in the sun to rise for a couple of hours. Take a large handful of dough, stretch it out into a snake-like shape and wrap around a stick. Hold over low coals and rotate until cooked. Allow to cool a little before pulling the stick out. Fill the hollow with butter and maple syrup (honey or jam work great too), or dip into your favourite camp oven stew.