Since retiring from teaching I have written 4 books to encourage children to love and accept themselves and develop emotional resilience. They are available as e-books from www.TheNewChildrenSeries.com
Published August 10th 2016
A Fun Outing For The Whole Family
Are you wanting to do something a little different in the next school holidays? Celebrate a birthday? Give your visiting guests a special treat? Or do you want a fun family experience in a beautiful natural setting? Whatever your age or the occasion, the Miniature Animals Tour will delight you.
Miniature Animals Tour Photo courtesy of Crystal Creek Miniatures
There are over 50 miniature animals in the Palmdale Stud located at 1004 Numinbah Rd, Crystal Creek. It is part of the family-owned property that includes the Crystal Creek Coffee Shop, Nursery and holiday accommodation in the renovated, historic Post Office Cottage.
The owners, John and Carolyn have been running their businesses on their property in Crystal Creek for 21 years.
Plants for sale create a lovely entrance to the Cafe
Palmdale Stud and the Crystal Creek Cafe are situated on the banks of the beautiful Crystal Creek where lunch or coffee can be enjoyed on the large verandah overlooking the creek.
Beautiful Crystal Creek flows gently beside the Cafe.
The historic Post Office Cottage.
As you breath in the fresh country air, you can feel yourself relaxing as you take in the view through the trees and admire the idyllic picture of the Post Office Cottage on the other side of the river, set in lush green pastures. You and your children can also feed the tortoises, fish and large eel that swim in the river below and are clearly visible from the verandah.
The Miniature Animals Walking Tours and talks go for an hour and a half; they are fun, informative and hands-on with lots of photo opportunities. There are miniature horses, rare imported zebu cattle and miniature donkeys to pat, feed and cuddle.
Getting ready to greet the public. Photo courtesy of Crystal Creek Miniatures
The Palmdale Stud breeds and sells miniature animals locally and overseas. Over the years they and their beautiful animals have had extensive media coverage in magazines, newspapers and been featured on numerous television shows such as Totally Wild, The Great Outdoors with Ernie Dingo and The Great South East with Laurel Edwards.
Before you leave check out the Nursery for a range of plants including succulents, palms, and natives at a reasonable price.
Before you leave check out the Nursery.
Palmdale Stud and the Crystal Creek Cafe are situated at the corner of Upper Crystal Creek Rd and Numinbah Rd about 10 kms out of Murwillumbah. The tours operate Saturday and Sunday 10am Queensland time. It is recommended that all joining the walking tours wear hats and covered in shoes. Bookings are essential. John and Carolyn can be contacted on (02) 6679 1532 The minimum cost for the tour is $60 and covers up to four people. Additional people are $15 each. The website is www.minianaimals.net