We believe that the experiences we have make us who we are. To visit Spring Bay Mill is to become part of our ongoing story of transformation and renewal. We invite you to step up and get your hands dirty.

Whether you’re coming for a business event, school camp, wedding or other occasion let us provide a bespoke itinerary of experiences before, during or after your event.

Contact us to add experiences to your next event here at Spring Bay Mill.

Horticulture

The process of renewing this former industrial site means Spring Bay Mill is a veritable feast of on-going horticultural projects — forest regeneration, grasslands and wildflowers, rare species propagation, designed plantings, organic food production, worm farms and beehives.

Our highly experienced team lead by Head Horticulturist Marcus Ragus, offer a range of bespoke seasonal experiences from horticulture tours and demonstrations to hands-on workshops and tree-planting ceremonies.

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Indigenous culture

The traditional owners of this unceded land are the paredarerme people. The ancient middens found at Freestone Point are a reminder that this has long been a place for people to gather, feast and share culture.

We work closely with NITA Education and local Aboriginal elders to create authentic Indigenous culture and learning experiences  — Welcome to Country, smoking ceremonies, Indigenous history and culture tours, bush-tucker workshops and more.

 

Mill tours

By up-cycling and repurposing the remains of a once destructive industry into beautiful, functional event spaces, we have woven the past into our present and our future.

Our guided site tours take you through the relics of our industrial past, following the journey of the millions of trees transformed into wood chips and on to the fascinating story of how The Mill was acquired and transformed into what it is today.

These tours inspire discussion around transformation, regeneration and the power of creative activism.

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Walks

With easy access to the newly formed Prosser River Reserve we offer half and full day guided walks through this spectacular 1,500ha of varied and unique terrain. The reserve includes almost 500ha of undisturbed old-growth forest, fresh-water ecosystems and dozens of threatened and endangered plant and animal species.

Maria Island

Steeped in layers of Indigenous and colonial history, toarra-marra-monah/Maria Island is a uniquely preserved National Park with rare geology, historic buildings, miles of white sandy beaches and a plethora of wildlife.

Spring Bay Mill is uniquely situated with easy access to Maria via a 30 min ride in our private vessel.

We offer half and full-day guided excursions to explore all parts of the island via hikes, bike rides, boat tours and snorkeling.

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Food & Drink

It wouldn’t be a trip to Tassie without sampling some local booze. We offer whiskey, gin and wine tasting experiences as well as tours of local wineries and distilleries.

Our in-house chef Michael Santamaria offers garden-to-plate workshops, cooking classes and demonstrations as well as plenty of local produce tasting.

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On and in the sea

Spring Bay Mill is surrounded by stunning coastal landscape, beaches and peaceful bays. Our private vessel can facilitate boat charters up and down the coast as well as to toarra-marra-monah/Maria Island. 

Get out onto, and into, the water with kayak excursions, surf lessons, snorkeling or rock-hopping coastal tours. Encounter an incredible array of marine life including seals, giant lobsters and kelp forests.

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Night Sky

Wide open spaces and minimal light-pollution make Spring Bay Mill the ideal location for getting a good look at the night sky. Guided star-gazing sessions, astro-photography workshops and fire-pit story sessions are just some of the ways you can get out and enjoy the dark.

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Well-being

Sunrise yoga by the sea on Windlass Deck, mindfulness and meditation training, Forest Bathing among the she oaks or an indulgent massage. We want you to leave Spring Bay Mill feeling relaxed as well as inspired. Our specialist wellness practitioners draw on the power of our tranquil nature setting to provide rejuvenation for mind and body.

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