Norfolk Blue 100 acre Farm www.norfolkblue.com
This property is named after the distinct blue/grey island cattle which began its heritage herd. The farm is now synonymous with fresh and sustainable and just like Emily’s Hilli Goat farm, it has several strings to its operation. Visitors can enjoy a farm tour in the comfort of a 4 X 4 station wagon while taking in a potted history of the part of the farm which was used in the 1800s by the British-based Melanesian Mission.
In what was once the farm’s homestead, a fine-dining restaurant serves up the property’s own beef and a range of the freshest island produce. If you’re a seasoned vege grower, you immediately recognise greens picked no more than an hour or two before they’re served, and I swear the broccoli which accompanied my locally-caught kingfish had come straight from the garden and gone into the pot.
Back in town, Norfolk Blue’s business extends to the Blue Bull Café Restaurant, a more casual dining experience where the crispest salads are matched with the farm’s own produce and excellent coffee.
Magnificent Moreton Bay fig trees line the road leading to The Norfolk Blue Restaurant.