About Us

A Dairy Tour with a difference

A Tour of the Duck River Robotic Dairy and La Cantara Artisan Cheese Factory is a unique and fascinating experience. A dream of the Agritas Board is to showcase the Circular Head Dairy Excellence in a purpose-built facility for the traveling public to experience one of the leading industries in our region.
You will be led through the different stages of milking, including the LELY Robotic milking system, history of the regions cheese making which go back to the early 1900s, it is a great opportunity for the young and old to be educated on our regions dairy history, cheese making history and the new modern ways of farming.

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Back in the days...

Heaps! You will love how kids watch wide-eyed as our cows are milked by ‘robots’ and we love how the older generation marvels at how technology has changed. The history of cheese making in the regions dating back to the 1900s plus heaps more……. An educational tour of Dairy Industry in Circular Head.

Back in the days...

We expect the older people will absolutely love our tour because it takes them back through the whole history of dairy farming in our region.

We reminisce about the days of the horse and cart, how milk arrived in glass bottles fresh and cold, and Duck River Butter Factory.

We go through each development in dairy farming and how the farm was constructed. People will be fascinated by our Robotic milking system and they will love seeing how the cows take to it so easily.

It’s a great day out in the country on the edge of the Smithton township in such a beautiful part of Tasmania and the world.

Local passionate guides run the tours, so you’ll receive a warm country welcome and a wealth of information about dairy farming through the ages, including how we care for our cows, from what they eat to their regular health checks

Our Location

At Smithton, only 20 minutes from the historic fishing village of Stanley, 1 hour from Burnie, and 1-1/2 hours from Devonport location of the “Spirit of Tasmania”