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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Henderson Park Farm Retreat

Rockhampton, Rockhampton Area
From AU$195 - 275
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.

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.

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:

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.

Endless Summer Resort Coolum Beach

Coolum Beach, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$110 - 450
You'll love the holiday atmosphere of Endless Summer Resort. Only a two minute stroll to the beautiful Coolum patrolled surf beach. Perfectly located on a quiet street away from the traffic and passing crowds but still affording great ocean views.

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Witta, Sunshine Coast Area
From AU$200 - 350
Wittacork is a modern working dairy farm on 500 acres, containing over 150 acres of pristine rainforest. The farm adjoins Lake Baroon Conservation Area and National Park and is a Land for Wildlife registered property.

Keira Farm

Mutdapilly, Ipswich Area
From AU$220.00 - 350.00
Keira Billy is a country cottage nestled beside a stand of gum trees and old cattle yards on a working farm at Mutdapilly, 15 minutes from Ipswich and 45 minutes from Brisbane. It is conveniently close to the motorsport precinct which includes Queensland Raceway and Willowbank Raceway.

Myella Farm Stay Accommodation

Kokotungo, Central Highlands Area
From AU$40 - 180
Come and live the real outback life. Myella is a working cattle farm situated one and a half hours from Rockhampton. The rooms are air-conditioned and have refrigerators in them. Each room features a painting from a local artist.

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.
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