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!

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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.

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.

Bestbrook Mountain Farmstay

Tregony, Southern Downs Area
From AU$40 - 490
Bestbrook is a farmstay the whole family will enjoy. They have accommodation to suit all budgets from bush camping, to their bunkhouse and up to their self contained cabins. Imagine waking up in the crisp morning air and, after a fun filled day, relaxing as you watch the sun set on another splendid Queensland experience.

Branell Homestead Bed and Breakfast

Laidley, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$99 - 198
Branell Homestead Bed and Breakfast, located one hour from Brisbane, just outside Laidley in the beautiful Lockyer Valley, is for people who wish to experience the finer things in life, from reading a book in the extensive library, to watching a movie on the big screen.

Rossmount Rural Retreat

Gympie, Gympie Area
From AU$145 - 155
Rossmount is a 35 acre exotic fruit farm set in the hills, situated half way between Fraser Island and Noosa; ten minutes from Gympie and 20 minutes from Tin Can Bay where you can feed the dolphins. Escape, explore and enjoy:

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.

Laguna

Hope Island, Gold Coast Area
From AU$575 - 700
Laguna is Sanctuary Cove at its finest. The award-winning builder of this beautiful property finished the house to meticulous standards. Featuring an expansive open plan living and dining space, a poolside covered entertaining area with a huge built in barbecue, a broad outdoor waterfront terrace with glass fenced swimming pool, large master suite with large walk in robe and huge stylish ensuite, plus a nine metre pontoon.

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.

Mapleton Falls Accommodation

Mapleton, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$160 - 320
Experience the excellent service of the award winning original Mapleton Falls Accommodation with nature and Great Walks at your doorstep. Offering four boutique self-contained apartments with heavenly views from each deck.

Country Mile Escape

Flying Fox, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$200 - 345
Nestled in the heart of the Gold Coast Hinterland resides this luxurious 70-acre boutique getaway, just 15-minutes to the quaint township of Canungra and 40-minutes to the bustling Gold Coast. Property owners Trish and Murray Wilson have successfully handcrafted a welcoming rural retreat (since April 2017) showcasing two beautifully appointed self-contained studios, ideal for a romantic couple’s escape or wedding venue (up to 60 guests).
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