Want to experience life on the farm, without moving to the country? Read on.
Plan a trip in Southern Queensland Country and swap your usual motel digs for farm stay accommodation to try your hand at feeding chickens, pigs or horses from your overnight stay.
From cabins to Queenslanders, we’ve got you covered with the best farm stay accommodation in our region.
1. Bestbrook Mountain Resort
No need for a long roadtrip to book farm stay accommodation, Bestbrook Mountain Resort is only 90 minutes from Brisbane’s CBD.
With four two-bedroom cabins, six three-bedroom cabins and a village bunkhouse that sleeps up to 62 (hello school camp), this resort is perfect for any group size.
Prefer to BYO your accommodation? Pitch your tent or extend the trailer legs at one of the four powered or non-powered campsites for a true under-the-stars sleeping experience.
Gather the troops for twice-daily animal feeding and learn about life on the farm as you handfeed the chickens, sheep and horses.
Pack your walking shoes and step it out around Gnomes Gully or the Mountain Track among the world heritage-listed Main Ridge National Park.
Explore the property at hoof pace (additional charge) with a trail ride, lesson or parent-led ride – suitable for beginner riders to those more experienced.
Make sure you’re back in time to jump on board the wagon ride in the afternoon, to test your whip cracking and boomerang skills.
With a fully-licenced bar and restaurant, wrap up your day’s adventure on the deck to catch a magical country sunset.
A: 9790 Cunningham Highway, Maryvale QLD 4370
P: 07 4666 1282
2. Bunyip Springs Farmstay
It doesn’t have to be all about farm animals when you book farm stay accommodation.
With Bunya Mountains National Park – Queensland’s second oldest national park – just over 20 kilometres away, you can combine your farm stay experience at Bunyip Springs with a side of nature.
Offering three accommodation options, including a lodge, a cottage and a unit – there’s plenty of room to move, irrespective of your travel group’s size.
Feed the chickens, gather the eggs or milk the cows in the morning or afternoon and explore the trails of Bunya National Park in between.
If you don’t feel like venturing beyond the fence line – there’s bushwalks and a natural spring to discover on the property too.
A: 503 Maidenwell-Bunya Mountain Road, Maidenwell Q 4615
P: 07 4614 6175
3. Passchendaele Farmstay
Ready to put on your mustering hat and get your hands dirty? Book working farm and farm stay, Passchendale.
While mustering work is seasonal, you can still have a hands-on experience feeding the chickens, pigs and cow all year round.
It’s not all work and no play at Passchendaele, with swimming, bushwalks and regional wineries close by to enjoy.
With a cottage and homestead both accommodating up to seven guests, plus six campsites across two separate locations, this farm stay accommodation is perfect for families and groups.
A: 4149 Ironpot Road, Kumbia Q 4610
P: 07 4164 8147
4. Mount View Homestead Farm Stay
Looking for a farm stay packed with character? Check-in at Mount View Homestead for digs dating back over 120 years.
While the four-bedroom homestead may have been build in 1894, a recent renovation has given it a new lease on life.
Learn about farm life on this 650-acre working stud cattle and grain growing property. Lend a hand at feeding time, or soak up the scenery of surrounding valleys with a walk around the property.
Located a short 20 kilometres south of Toowoomba, enjoy easy access to nearby attractions, such as the Darling Downs Zoo or Glengallan Homestead.
A: 164 Ramsay Road, Ramsay Q 4358
P: 0438 113 627
5. Tweeters Country Getaway
Enjoy farm stay accommodation with a touch of resort-style accommodation at Tweeters Country Getaway.
Providing a mixture of queen and bunk beds with ensuite rooms and walk-in-robes, this farm stay offers comfort in spades for your whole family.
Get to know Mr Peacock, Mrs Peahan or Misty the goat as you explore the farm, guided by resident tour guide Chilli, the family kelpie.
Head out on a bushwalk (guided by Chilli, of course) and play spot-the-native wildlife – ticking off koalas, echidnas or bearded dragons from your list.
Pick ingredients for dinner straight from the fruit and vegetable garden and orchard, packed with chemical-free produce like corn, potatoes or zucchini.
Settle in on the veranda to soak in the sunset over the surrounding gorge and mountains or grab a book from the library to relax by the open fire.
A: 6065 New England Hwy, Glenaven Q 4355
P: 0476 194 848
6. Lee Farmstay and Cottages
Don’t think you have to leave the fur children at home when you book farm stay accommodation – Lee Farmstay and Cottages welcomes all the members of your family.
Book one of the two-bedroom cottages or the three-bedroom Queenslander and settle in with enough time to explore the 62 hectares of farmland.
While the chickens, sheep and horses will steal your attention each day at 8am and 4pm for feeding, there’s plenty to keep you occupied throughout the day.
From fishing in the dam (BYO rod and reel) or exploring the farmland by bike to relaxing by the pool and sauna – there won’t be any mention of “I’m bored” here.
A: 27 Harchs Road, Kingaroy QLD 4610
P: 07 4162 5103
7. Rubern Lodge
Who says you can’t book farm stay accommodation with easy access to a town’s amenities?
Rubern Lodge provides modern accommodation with plenty of green space for you to enjoy, less than three kilometres from Chinchilla’s main street – perfect farm stay accommodation for those easing into country life.
Take a walk around Bernie’s Yard on the 300-acre property to see old tractors and farming equipment or head into town to explore the main street.
Expect to be greeted with the resident horses and hounds, as you settle into your country accommodation.
A: 8 Gaske Lane, Chinchilla Q 4413
P: 0429 161 343