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Caldermeade Dairy Farm

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by Deborah Jayne (subscribe)
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Published October 14th 2014
Milking the Fun at Caldermeade Dairy Farm
Caldermeade Dairy Farm
Caldermeade Dairy Farm
The Caldermeade Dairy Farm is a fully functioning commercial dairy farm situated on the South Gippsland Highway, Caldermeade, just south of the Koo Wee Rup turn-off.
Caldermeade Dairy Farm
Caldermeade Dairy Cows
See where milk really comes from. A purpose built viewing platform looks over the entire milking shed, giving a clear bird's eye view of the cows, the staff hard at work and the process that brings milk fresh from the farm and into our homes.

The cows are milked at 3.30pm every day and the general public are welcome FREE to see the milking process first hand.

If you are driving past - perhaps on your way to Phillip Island or Wonthaggi - feel free to call in for a wander around and enjoy a quality coffee, milkshake or ice cream. Stretch your legs while the kids enjoy the adventure playground - or make Caldermeade your destination and enjoy lunch in the charming cafe by the fire, on the enclosed patio or out on the lush green lawn.

Caldermeade Dairy Farm
Caldermeade Dairy Farm Cafe
Things to See and Do at Caldermeade Dairy Farm

Enjoy a milkshake / coffee / meal in the fully licensed café. Dine inside, on the patio or choose a picnic table out on the lawn.

Pat the baby animals in the animal enclosure. Get up close and personal with the calves, lambs, chickens and peacocks. See the rabbits playing in their enclosure on the lawn and if you're lucky the horses and goats may come to the fence to say hello.

The adventure playground will keep the kids happy and active for ages - and there is plenty of room to run around or kick a ball.

See the cows being milked!!! Milking starts at 3.30pm daily and takes about an hour. The cows are fun to watch, jostling for their place on the carousel. Some enjoy the ride so much they refuse to get off and have to go round twice!

Where is Caldermeade Dairy Farm?

4385 South Gippsland Highway, Caldermeade Victoria 3984

Telephone: 5997 5000

Web page: www.caldermeadefarmandcafé

Caldermeade Dairy Farm
Caldermeade Dairy Farm Adventure Playground
When is Caldermeade Dairy Farm Open?

Monday – Friday: 9am to 4pm

Friday night: Spit roast dinner from 6pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Parking at Caldermeade Dairy Farm

Gravel parking area.

Parking is FREE.

Entry Prices

Entry to the farm, parking and all activities are FREE!


Caldermeade Dairy Farm is 'wheel friendly' (aka: Prams, strollers & wheelchairs).

Flat lawn area and gravel surround the café / milking shed.

Gravel parking area.

The upstairs viewing area over the milking carousel is inaccessible for wheels.

Caldermeade Dairy Farm
Caldermeade Dairy Farm Cafe
Eating at Caldermeade Dairy Farm

Caldermeade Dairy Farm is a great place to stop for a coffee, milkshake or ice cream, or try Caldermeade for breakfast or lunch.

Breakfast runs from 9am to 11.30am, with some breakfast choices available all day.

The menu includes entree, lunch mains and desserts, with kid's meals available.

There are five (5) main meals to choose from and are generally priced around $20.

Kids meals are $10.50.


Devonshire tea

Cake cabinet

Ice cream

For day-trippers looking for a faster, more affordable option,

McDonald's is located a stone's throw up the highway.

Caldermeade Dairy Farm
Caldermeade Dairy Farm Milking Shed
Spit Roast
Friday night is spit roast night at Caldermeade Dairy Farm

Two (2) courses: Roast beef and dessert.

Adults: $29.50

Children: $14.75

Venue Hire

The Caldermeade Dairy Farm is available for birthday parties, weddings and functions. Fully licensed. Catering options available.

Shopping at Caldermeade Dairy Farm

The café has an extensive range of homemade jams, sauces, relish, seasonal produce, tourist and souvenir type items.

Caldermeade Dairy Farm
Caldermeade Dairy Milking From Viewing Room

Caldermeade Dairy Farm is a great place to stop on the way to Phillip Island for a coffee, milkshake or ice cream, and to stretch your legs.

Enjoy the fully licensed cafe, dining inside by the open fire, on the enclosed patio or at a picnic table on the lawn out in the sunshine.

Oh, and don't forget to see the cows being milked at 3.30pm!

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Why? Dairy Farm and Cafe
When: Milking takes place at 3.30pm daily.
Phone: 5997 5000
Where: 4385 South Gippsland Highway, Caldermeade, Victoria
Cost: Free
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