Experience farm life with Craig Starr and his amazing dogs at Gold Creek Station, a short 20 minutes from the CBD of Canberra.

Active and interactive

We encourage hands on experiences, lots of questions and as many photos as you please. Students watch our Kelpie dogs round up the sheep before we move into the shearing shed to learn how to shear a sheep and do all the jobs that make a real shearing shed work. All this active learning is followed by a good hearty BBQ lunch for those hungry kids!

The Starr family have been on Gold Creek Station for almost 50 years and are sixth generation farmers. This is not your usual ‘chalk and talk’, this is a hands on insight into the life of a typical Australian farming family. 

Lunch Menu

We only serve good wholesome fresh food. Each person receives:

  • 2 beef sausages
  • Garden salad
  • Hot potato with sour cream 
  • Fresh bread 
  • A soft drink 

Special diets are happily catered but please advise one week before your visit.

Groups sizes are between 30 – 200.

You will be the only group on site to ensure the best experience. We can be flexible with our times to fit in with your schedule. We like to allow 2 hours for the demonstrations and lunch. 



Your students will get to experience our Kelpie dogs rounding up a mob of sheep and then put them in a small yard. Some of the kids can help catch a sheep for everyone else to have a closer look.

From here we go to the shearing shed to see a sheep being shorn and see how a real shearing shed works.

Our demonstrations are fun, educational and hands on. We have had great feedback from school groups who enjoy the active program at Gold Creek Station.

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