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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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.

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.

Bonus Downs Farmstay

Mitchell, Maranoa Area
From AU$35 - 120
Bonus Downs, a privately owned property run by Lyle and Madonna Connolly, is the ultimate outback historical experience. Experience the magnificent Bonus Downs homestead, find yourself on a tranquil bushwalk or take in the day's activities or absorb the atmosphere of the outback.

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:

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.

James Farmhouse and Rose Cottage

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
From AU$400 - 500
The James' Farmhouse and Cottage is set on six acres of land and provides a serene and comfortable base from which you can experience the beautiful and fascinating Granite Belt. The Granite Belt has 40 wineries;

Kilcowera Station

Thargomindah, Bulloo Area
From AU$25 - 45
Kilcowera Station is situated between Thargomindah and Hungerford, half way along the Dowling Track, in South West Queensland. Travellers by air or road are now able to visit the 94,000 hectare property and enjoy the rangelands, lagoons, creeks, waterholes, gorges, caves and wildlife.

Eighteen Mile Cottage and Homestead

Darlington, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$450 - 700
Eighteen Mile Cottage and Homestead offer quality holiday accommodation only 90 minutes from Brisbane and Gold Coast, in the beautiful Lost World Queensland! Come holiday in either their charming two bedroom cottage or sprawling six bedroom homestead.

Bellthorpe Stays - Nature's Retreat

Bellthorpe, Moreton Bay Area
From AU$165 - 330
Bellthorpe Stays: Natures Retreat. Beautiful accommodation with access to private waterfalls, rainforest, walking tracks, wildlife, wilderness plus farming. Next to Bellthorpe NP. Bellthorpe Stays is the place to get away from it all and catch up on the rest and relaxation you've been missing out on - just over an hour from Brisbane and half an hour to Maleny.
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