Farm Stays

Sometimes you just want to get away from it all: the city, the stress, the inbox. Take time out to embrace country life at a peaceful hinterland farm stay or delve into the rugged Outback lifestyle at a working cattle or sheep farm. 

In Queensland, the choice is yours. Experience life on a farm and reconnect with the simple things.


  • Swap your kids’ iPads and screens for chicken feed and fresh air. A farm stay is a perfect family holiday to reconnect with the land and each other. 
  • Within an hour’s drive from Brisbane you can escape the hustle bustle and relax into a farm stay cottage in Lockyer Valley, Somerset or the Scenic Rim.
  • Head to the Hinterland behind the Sunshine Coast for working dairy farms set amongst a lush green rolling hills.
  • For the real deal experience, head west to Outback Queensland where you can join a horseback cattle run, sing by the camp fire, sleep under the stars or sit on the Outback Station porch surveying the red landscape for miles. 
  • A Southern Queensland Country holiday is a fully-fledged immersion into country life. Along with farm stays and cottages, the region is chock a block full of farm to table activities like apple picking, wine and cheese tasting and hiking. 

Just want to go a little bit country? There are horse riding day tours and half day farm tours to do. Start searching below!

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Jungle Tours and Trekking

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Jungle Tours operates out of Cairns and specialises in day and extended tours to the World Heritage areas of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Wilderness, where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the Great Barrier Reef.

Ocean View Estates Winery, Restaurant and Craft Brewery

Ocean View, Moreton Bay Area
Ocean View Estates is a place to escape and be spoilt with elegant food in the a la carte restaurant created by Head Chef Tony Tierney, wine passionately made by Winemaker and Owner Thomas Honnef, craft beer made by one of Australia’s few female brewers, Hannah Honnef.

D'Aguilar National Park

The Gap, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
Discover remote gorges, sheltered pockets of subtropical rainforest, expanses of eucalypt woodland and spectacular views to Moreton Bay, all within an hour and a half's drive of Brisbane. D'Aguilar National Park (formerly Brisbane Forest Park) protects the D'Aguilar Range’s vast bushland area.

Small World Journeys

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Small World Journeys offers eco-friendly customised educational tours for high school and middle school and university groups. Their multi-day educational trips in Australia celebrate the Aussie icons and the wonders of the natural world, led by expert guides.

Tourist Drive- Cooloola Coast Fraser Island

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The Cooloola Coast Fraser Island Tourist Drive will take you on a journey from one aquatic playground to another through the UNESCO recognised Great Sandy Biosphere and a unique eco coastal system known as the Great Sandy Straits.

Bellthorpe National Park

Woodford,
Free Entry
Bellthorpe National Park is at the southern end of the Conondale Range in the Sunshine Coast hinterland. Experience rugged bush land with rainforest, waterfalls and scenic creeks. Escape the hustle and bustle and relax over a picnic in the Stony Creek day-use area.

Benarkin State Forest Park

Benarkin, South Burnett Area
Free Entry
Benarkin State Forest on the Blackbutt Range is a great spot to picnic, fish, spot platypus or hike or ride on forest trails. Explore the unsealed 16 kilometre scenic forest drive, which leads off the D'Aguilar Highway, through rainforest, hoop pine plantations and eucalypt forests containing blackbutt, tallowwood, white mahogany, gums and ironbarks to small flats beside the inviting waters of Emu Creek.

Mount Blaine Hiking Track

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The Mount Blaine Hiking Track forms part of the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate managed by Ipswich City Council, and is accessed from the Flinders Plum Picnic Area off Mt Flinders Road in Peak Crossing, just South of Ipswich.

Hinze Dam

Gold Coast, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
South East Queensland's AUD395 Million Hinze Dam was originally constructed in 1976, later raised 15 metres in 1989 and recently upgraded in 2011. The large embankment and un-gated spillway across the Nerang River provides water security and flood mitigation to the Gold Coast.

Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails

Numinbah Valley, Gold Coast Area
Numinbah Valley Adventure Trails operates on "Yowgurrabah", a 2,500 acre privately owned cattle property in the Gold Coast hinterland in the heart of the beautiful Numinbah Valley. Trail ride times for our two hour ride is 8.
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