Farm stays in Queensland

Ok city slickers, it’s time to disconnect from the screen and reconnect with a humble farm stay with genuine true-blue farm experiences. Get involved and milk the cows, collect the eggs and ride horses atop the rolling country side. The beauty is that you can keep your farm stay break as peaceful or as jam packed as you like!

Farm stay types and experiences

Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape surrounded by lush paddocks, open skies and friendly cows, or a family getaway to get your hands dirty during the morning farm routine, a Queensland farm stay is just the thing. Often run by families themselves, you’ll feel like you’re in a home away from home in no time with a nice cuppa and local produce served up daily.

Throughout south east Queensland and beyond, you’ll find loads of farms to experience. You’ll get the chance to meet and feed cows, horses, pigs, chickens and sheep (the classics) and be shown the ropes by the local pups at most of the farm stays on offer. However, you may find a few surprises from alpacas to peacocks to emus and kangaroos so get ready to extend your Old McDonald verses!

Ease into the farm stay experience in Maleny in the Sunshine Coast hinterland offering rainforest retreats with a side of dairy cows. Or, if you’re looking to truly immerse yourself in the Aussie country life, head west to Shandonvale Station, two hours away from Longreach, where there are over 4,000 animals, they need a helicopter to round them up!

Plan your holiday

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Paradise Country Farmstay

Oxenford, Gold Coast Area
From AU$80.00 - 420.00
Why just spend a day at the farm when you can spend the weekend? Enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle with the choice of their farm style camp, caravan or motor home sites. Or truly retreat in their Farmstay Eco Tents.

Worendo Cottages

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$360 - 540
Worendo Cottages offers a peaceful setting in the Lost World Valley overlooked by the rugged mountains of Lamington National Park. On offer is an invigorating escape from the mundane in a stunning and peaceful wilderness setting.

Henderson Park Farm Retreat

Barmoya, Livingstone Area
From AU$190 - 285
Henderson Park, a fifth generation family run working cattle property, is uniquely positioned just 10 minutes off the East Coast Highway and 30 minutes north of Rockhampton, Central Queensland. Join an educational property tour, simply unwind or take a break from travelling.

Cedar Glen Farmstay

Beaudesert, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$330 - 495
Cedar Glen has been in the Stephen's family since 1882, and they've been hosting visitors to the farm for over 30 years. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast in the beautiful Lost World Valley, this spectacular 1050 acre property is home to beef cattle, Arabian horses, milking cows, sheep, pigs, kangaroos and poultry.

Childers Eco-lodge

Apple Tree Creek, Bundaberg Area
From AU$27 - 88
Childers Ecolodge offers unique affordable accommodation in a country setting, with beautiful bushwalks, birdlife, farm animals, campfire, and wildlife on-site. Choose from furnished double Eco-tents, some with ensuite, or quad rooms with share facilities, and make use of the shared kitchen and games rooms.

Hay Point Country Bed and Breakfast

Hay Point, Mackay Area
From AU$140 - 140
Relax and escape to this tropical country retreat located only 25 minutes south of Mackay. Access roads are all sealed - only 10 minutes from the highway. The air-conditioned self-contained unit provides a convenient home-base while you explore the Mackay/Whitsunday region's rainforests, reefs and many other unique tourist attractions.

Fordsdale Farmstay

Fordsdale, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$198 - 250
Fordsdale Farmstay is 1000 acres of tranquil bushland and grazing property situated in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane. They offer a 22 year old wheelchair friendly, four bedroom brick farm homestead as a weekender.

Cherrabah Resort

Warwick, Southern Downs Area
From AU$120 - 320.00
Discover a rare slice of Australia carved from over 5,000 acres of spectacular wilderness, set high in the mountains at Cherrabah Resort. At Cherrabah Resort you can simply relax and enjoy the views or join in a range of great activities including horse riding, bush walking, clay target shooting, canoeing, bush golf, quad bikes, mountain bikes, tennis, and much more.

Eastwood Farm

Gympie, Gympie Area
From AU$155 - 165
Eastwood Farm located near Gympie, only an hour and a half drive from the Sunshine Coast airport, is high on a hill with expansive views. Mike and Gina will enjoy welcoming you to Eastwood Farm. They uniquely combine their love of the land and genuine Aussie demeanor, with a wealth of wildlife knowledge and outback stories.

Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages

Pinbarren, Noosa Area
From AU$150 - 300
Noosa Cottages is an Eco award winning Retreat and Sanctuary for your Queensland holidays in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland, fully self-contained holiday accommodation on 30 private treed acres. Sunshine coast accommodation with panoramic mountain views, offering great value for money.
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