Springfield Deer Farm Cottage in Mole Creek Tasmania
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Hosts: Jim and Marilyn Vaughan

Guestrooms: 1

Address: 20 Azels Road, Mole Creek, Tasmania 7304 Australia

Postal Address: P.O. BOX 18 Mole Creek, Tasmania 7304 Australia

Telephone/Fax: (03) 6363 1282,
Mobile: 0427 522 527

Activities/Attractions: Mole Creek is situated 74 km south of Devonport and about 25 km west of Deloraine, in central northern Tasmania (Australia). Mole Creek occupies a valley between the Gog Range and the Great Western Tiers in the central north, not far from Tasmania’s highest point, Mount Ossa.

This is an area of fascinating limestone caves that have been forming over the past 450 million years and are now protected in Tasmania’s only underground national park. There are more than 300 caves and sinkholes in all, many featuring streams and springs.

After navigating the caves, you can join a four wheel drive tour of the Mersey valley, visit a leatherwood honey farm, or try white-water rafting on the upper Mersey. There are many pleasant short walks in the area at Liffey Falls and Arm River. You’ll be rewarded by beautiful scenery on longer bushwalks at Lake Rowallan and the Walls of Jerusalem National Park.

There’s plenty of wildlife at Mole Creek – including the world’s largest barn owl and native Australian animals at the Trowunna Wildlife Park.

Mole Creek is home to little more than 200 people, most of whom earn their living from farming and forestry. It was named after of a small stream that veered underground, like a mole. The area was originally inhabited by Aboriginal people and was explored by Europeans hunting for fur skins in the 1830s.


"Neat cottage accommodation set on a lovely farm setting. Can be difficult to find so aim to arrive in daylight - but the map supplied by the owner makes it easier to find. Booked a delicious venison roast dinner for the family - so didn't even have to worry about cooking for the night! Breakfast supplied so everything was taken care of. "

"We had a great time! The location is tranquil (deer don't make much noise) and the valley beautiful to look at. It is also excellently located for bushwalking - Cradle Mt, Walls of Jerusalem etc - and also just around, in the Tiers. Great organic raspberries nearby (nr Western Creek). Of course the venison and how Jim cooks it was absolutely superb."

"Lovely, quiet, easily accessible location with lots of space and all the amenities."

"Our family stayed here overnight and wished we had stayed longer. A lovely family who showed us wonderful hospitality and we really enjoyed the roast venison. Beautiful views and the caves not far away. Hoping to get there again for a longer stay."


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General Information: Welcome to Springfield Deer Farm Cottage Accommodation in Tasmania, Australia ... near Deloraine, Cradle Mountain and the limestone caves at Mole Creek. The farm is nestled at the foot of the Great Western Tiers and is a fully working deer farm with about six hundred deer. We can offer guests a venison roast with vegetables for $20 (serves four).

This gourmet food region offers delicacies such as honey, cheese, raspberries, smoked salmon and fruit wines all within 40 minutes drive. While staying in the area, take time to visit the caves, wildlife park and Sheffield, the town of murals. With Cradle Mountain only ninety minutes away, it’s an ideal location to make a day trip to a region of awesome beauty and inspiration. Wildlife abounds with black cockatoos attracted by the pines on one side of the cottage and there is at least one Tassie Devil that is a regular visitor after dark. Accommodation features include:

  • The cottage sleeps up to five guests
  • A double bedroom
  • A lounge room with a double sofa bed and a camp bed is available for children
  • It has its own private bathroom
  • Laundry facilities
  • Kitchen
  • A verandah with an outdoor setting great for enjoying the view or for a barbeque
  • We can supply a complete range of products, we will manufacture any product you may require, e.g. spring rolls, pies, kranskies, salami, ham, burgers, pepper roll, pastrami, etc.
  • We supply fresh venison and venison small goods direct to various restaurants and delicatessens in Tasmania
  • Farm visits are also available & products for sale at Deloraine Market 1st Sat each month 9am-1pm

Payment Accepted: Cash only.

Rates: (Prices quoted in AUD Dollars).

$99/night/couple

Continental breakfast provisions supplied.

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"We had a fantastic stay. Exceptional value. The kids had a ball playing with Michael on his quad bike/cubby and the comfortable accommodation was only exceeded by the warm reception and friendly hosts. We took away some of their amazing exceptionally delicious deer ham produced from their farm. Our kids loved it. The glow worm caves were a highlight in Tasmania for our kids, as was Tasmania. Wish we'd booked in for a meal."

"A wonderful family who made us feel welcomed. We had a beautiful roast dinner (cooked by our hosts) and their young son made our children welcome. Spectacular accommodation and views. Wish we could have stayed longer. Will definitely go there again!"