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.

Bestbrook Mountain Resort

Tregony, Southern Downs Area
From AU$35 - 455
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.

Stockton Rise Country Retreat

Forest Hill, Lockyer Valley Area
From AU$140 - 190
Stockton Rise Country Retreats offer somewhere special to stay in the beautiful Lockyer Valley. Giving a choice of two homes, you will find this accommodation very close to the township of Forest Hill.

Bunyip Springs Farmstay

Maidenwell, South Burnett Area
From AU$140 - 500
Bunyip Springs Farmstay provides visitors with genuine farm experiences and the unique attractions nearby make Bunyip Springs the perfect place to holiday. The 251 hectare farm is a grazing property and paddocks near to the accommodation facilities are home to the farm animals.

Eastwood Farm

Gympie, Gympie Area
From AU$155 - 165
Eastwood Farm located near Gympie, only an hour and a half drive from the Sunshine Coast airport, is high on a hill with expansive views. Mike and Gina will enjoy welcoming you to Eastwood Farm. They uniquely combine their love of the land and genuine Aussie demeanor, with a wealth of wildlife knowledge and outback stories.

Greenlee Cottages

Sarabah, Scenic Rim Area
From AU$180 - 325
Greenlee Cottages are four contemporary cottages with rustic charm set in the Scenic Rim, with a backdrop of Greenlee Farm macadamia orchard. Soak up the great views of the Canungra Valley from the deck.

Redrock On Booie

Booie, South Burnett Area
From AU$165 - 200
Redrock on Booie, comprising two luxury self contained cottages high on the Booie range, just 10 kilometres north of Kingaroy, is set on 45 acres of pristine native bushland. This includes 20 acres of hardwood forest - a natural haven for native birds and wildlife and home to a small, but growing, herd of pedigree Lowline Cattle.

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.

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.

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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