Carinya Station - Lightning Ridge

Overview

Carinya Station owners Joe and Jacinda Barry and their five children Jess, Megan, Archie, Clay and Pippa, purchased Carinya in 2012, as a family farm running Merino Sheep along with Hereford and…

Carinya Station owners Joe and Jacinda Barry and their five children Jess, Megan, Archie, Clay and Pippa, purchased Carinya in 2012, as a family farm running Merino Sheep along with Hereford and Santa Gertrudis cattle.

As the drought set in they sold off their cattle and reduced sheep numbers significantly, and thus had to come up with a way to make money while still maintaining our home. Joe and Jacinda then began inviting grey nomads to come and stay in exchange for giving a hand on the farm. This unique idea grew significantly over time, and they found themselves having to adapt and change what they offer to suit their travellers wanting first-hand experience in farm life.

Many of their guests over the years have turned into life long friends, and they are grateful to have met so many amazing, unassuming people from all walks of life that we have the privilege of calling our friends. Carinya Station pride itself on treating guests like their family, because essentially, if you are coming here with a genuine interest in what they do and why they do it, then you're their type of people!

Carinya Station is a farm stay open to travellers of all ages, who want to experience their style of farming life.

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