The farm

Pebble Island is farmed under lease by Alex and Dot and their children and has 6,000+ sheep bred either for their fine quality wool or organic meat. There is also 120+ head of cattle and 7 horses.

For 6 months of the year (April to September) the family are generally alone on the island occasionally receiving visits from the military helicopters bringing troops for training exercises or just to visit the island with their families. From October to March farming is at its busiest, and this is also the season for local and international tourists who come to stay in The Nest. 

The supply ship, Concordia Bay, visits the island with supplies every 6 weeks, and the small Islander planes are able to deliver more urgent requirements. Gone are the days when the seaplane landed on one of the ponds, and parcels were often thrown from the aircraft if there were no passengers to land. Now the plane lands on the grass airfield or in very wet weather, the long sandy beach.

Activities available:

  • Walking

  • Wildlife

  • Photography

  • Geocaching

  • Farm activities: depending on the season you may witness sheep shearing, etc and if time permitting, Dot and Alex would be happy to arrange a farm visit

  • Biking (bikes may be available to use, please ask ahead)

  • 4x4 Island tours (potentially available through The Lodge, please ask ahead)