We, Kathy and Kevin Collins as Banksia Farm Bed and Breakfast hosts, warmly welcome visitors with comfortable luxurious adult accommodation and provide home-grown produce for your breakfast.
Banksia Farm B&B is located in our hand-built stone homestead set amongst expansive gardens, hosting a wealth of birds, frogs & mammals with stunning views of the nearby Porongurup Mountain ranges.
The famous botanic gardens at Banksia Farm surround the lavishly appointed accommodation and Cafe-gallery with restaurants and town services just 2 kms away. Banksia Farm B&B in Mt.Barker, Western Australia, is tranquility personified, the perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.
We are just 50kms away from the coastal towns of Albany and Denmark, and adjacent Walpole tree-top walk.
Banksia Farm, in the Plantagenet Shire, is centrally located to the Stirlings, Porongurup and Fitzgerald National Parks, renown for fine wine, wildflowers and great walks.
It took over 20 years for Kevin to build the stone house that I (Kathy) designed. Now that the kids have gone, half of our house has been dedicated to the comfort of those seeking something a bit different but relaxing, peaceful, invigorating and a great place to unwind or recharge.
Kevin and I love people to come and enjoy using our place as a base from which to exlore the wilderness of the Porongurup and Stirling Ranges or the bush just over the back fence. You could visit Albany and Denmark on the south coast or just put your feet up, listen to the birds and watch the sunset reflections over the Porongurups. You could even indulge in a spa or a guided sunset champagne eco-walk, then throw a rug on the lawn, lie back and count the stars while enjoying a local wine. You can do it all, but you might need a few days!! But why not, you deserve it!!
An amazing transformation took place of a formerly denuded 11 acre farmlet, purchased in 1984, as we, Kevin & Kathy Collins, created a unique tourism enterprise containing the world's only complete arboretum of Banksia species. Revegetation with predominantly banksia & dryandra species has lead to a thriving eco-system with abundant fauna and birdlife. The property has been granted “Land for Wildlife” status. Bandicoots, bungarras, bobtails, king skinks, lizards, frogs and sometimes honey & pygmy possums are seen as well as many types of birds. Our horticultural hobby has turned into a thriving tourist business.