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

Multiple Locations
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.

Ford Road Conservation Area Tracks

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The walk is located at the southern end of the track system to J.C. Trotter Memorial Park in Brisbane. It is a multi-use trail network and forms part of the Koala Bushland Coordinated Conservation Area.

Noosa Horse Riding

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Take the opportunity to go riding on Lake Weyba just 10 minutes from Noosa part of the beautiful Noosa River System, part of the Great Sandy National Park, Southern Gateway to World Heritage listed Fraser Island.

Sandy Creek Track

Peak Crossing, Ipswich Area
The Sandy Creek 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.

Tablelands Tours and Transfers

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The best small group and private day tours from Cairns, travelling to scenic World Heritage listed rainforest, waterfalls and more. Tablelands Tours are your experts in Tropical North Queensland. They tailor tour packages for both groups and families.

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.

Amamoor State Forest

Amamoor, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Amamoor State Forest produces some of the finest hoop pine in Queensland. More than 120 bird species have been sighted in its riverine rainforests and plantations of hoop and bunya pines. Enjoy a drive through the forested valley to walk through the forest along trickling creeks and streams.

The Pioneer Valley

Eungella, Mackay Area
Free Entry
A wonderland of waterfalls, lush flora and volcanic boulder formations contrast against a tapestry of sugar cane fields as you head through The Pioneer Valley and Eungella National Park. Apart from being one of the richest sugar cane growing areas in Australia, this valley is by far one of the most picturesque in Australia, encompassing many rural townships where warm hospitality and delicious food can be enjoyed.
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