Farmstay Holidays

Farmstay Holidays

A Farm Stay can be a great destination for a family holiday or weekend getaway with toddlers and small children. Especially during the winter months.

We have put together this list of Farmstays within 4 hours drive of the Northern Gold Coast for you and your toddler. From camp sites to glamping to cabins and B&Bs, this list should have a farmstay option that will delight you an your toddler.

Worendo Cottages

Worendo Cottages

Address: 97 Cedar Glen Road, Darlington QLD 4285

Accommodation: Cottages. Three cottages feature an indoor fireplace and all have an outdoor camp fire setting under the stars with free firewood and marshmallows!

Onsite Activities: animal feeding, fishing, lawn games and hikes.

From Ormeau: 80 minutes

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Paradise Country

Paradise Country Farmstay

Address: Production Drive, Oxenford QLD 4210

Accommodation: Chose from farm style camp, caravan or motor home sites. Or truly retreat in their Farmstay Eco Tents.

Onsite Activities: Enjoy full guest use of Paradise Country Farm, Wildlife Park and Farmhouse Restaurant during your stay. Also enjoy Farmstay activities like farm animal feed up, nursery bottle feeding, egg collecting and cow milking, Farmstay happy hour from 5pm to 6pm with animal meet and greet (Friday and Saturday only) and nightly campfire.

From Ormeau: 20 minutes

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Hosanna Farmstay

Hosanna Farmstay

Address: 4 Tunnel Road, Stokers Siding NSW 2484

Accommodation: Country camping at its best, with plenty of campsites for campers, and huts and cabins for glampers.

Onsite Activities: Animal feeding and cow milking, Swim in the dam, Play in the creek, Conquer the waterslide, Build a campfire, Make some delicious Damper, Explore the property and the natural environment and more.

From Ormeau: 70 minutes

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Bestbrook Farmstay

Bessbrook Farmstay

Address: 9790 Cunningham Highway,
Maryvale QLD 4370

Accommodation: Bestbrook Mountain Resort has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and preferences; including Self-contained Cabins, Bunkhouse (backpacker style rooms) and Bush Camping.

Onsite Activities: Included in you stay is animal feeding, billy tea and damper, whip cracking and boomerang throwing. 

From Ormeau: 105 minutes

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Tommerup’s Dairy Farm

Tommerups Dairy Farm

Address: 2142 Kerry Road, Kerry QLD 4285

Accommodation: Scenic Rim farm stay accommodation on weekends and school holidays only. The Homestead for larger groups or families and the Cottage that sleeps 4. Currently at least a 4 month wait on availability.

Onsite Activities: Activities are conducted by the farmers, with the farmers, doing chores that we do as part of our life on the farm. Chores include milking, animal feeding including smashing pumpkins for pig feeding!

From Ormeau: 65 minutes

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Brockhurst Farm

Brockhurst Farm

Address: 2250 Mt Mee Road, Ocean View QLD 4521

Accommodation: Can accommodate 22 people 22 people in four self-contained cabins. They are dog friendly. Also available for self-catered weddings.

Onsite Activities: Organised farm activities for children to enjoy. Activities include feeding and patting farm animals, milking the cow, collecting the eggs, also a lead horse ride and a double on the quad bike. Unlimited use of the dam for swimming or rafting (raft supplied). You can also feed horses from your cabin.

From Ormeau: 110 minutes

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Cedar Glen Farmstay

Cedar Glen Farmstay

Address: 3338 Kerry Road, Beaudesert QLD 4285

Accommodation: Stay in your own private historic cottage surrounded by the spectacular scenery of the Lost World valley and Lamington National Park. Four cottages to chose from.

Onsite Activities: feed the animals twice daily. You can also learn how to throw a returning boomerang, crack the Australian stock whip. There is also Alpaca walks or a guided cave hike activity which takes in some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Queensland.

From Ormeau: 75 minutes

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Fordsdale Farmstay

Fordsdale Farmstay

Address: 171 Wagners Road, Fordsdale QLD 4343

Accommodation: Offer camping for completely self sufficient campers and weekend Glamping experiences. Pet friendly farmstay. Packages offer tents with real beds and furniture. Each tent has its own ensuite. 

Onsite Activities:  The farm owners breed Arabian horses and take guests trail riding on the horses. There are horse yards near the tent areas, so children can spend time grooming the horses of an afternoon.

From Ormeau: 100 minutes

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Clandulla Cottages and Farmstay

Clandulla Cottages

Address: 312 Boyland Road, Boyland QLD 4275

Accommodation: luxurious self contained accommodation for couples, families with children or a small group of friends wanting a special short-term getaway in an Australian farm setting.

Onsite Activities: Enjoy the tranquility of the farm, its animals and surroundings and get involved in farm activities such as feeding all the farm animals and collecting eggs. Wander through the property listening to the wildlife and birds, play tennis/soccer or just relax on your deck with a panoramic view of the mountains and toast marshmallows around the campfire at the end of the day.

From Ormeau: 35 minutes

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Eighteen Mile Cottage and Homestead

Address: 3112 Kerry Road, Darlington QLD 4285

Accommodation: Come holiday in either their charming two bedroom cottage or sprawling six bedroom homestead. Surrounded by 500 acres of countryside, mountains and meandering river, all available for guests to explore. Both houses are positioned on individual acreage blocks.

Onsite Activities: Activities include bush walking, campfire, swimming, bird watching, fishing, stargazing, board games, books, or exploring the local district such as Christmas Creek.

From Ormeau: 35 minutes

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Greenlee Cottages

Greenlee Cottages

Address: 45 Rymera Road, Sarabah QLD 4275

Accommodation: Greenlee Cottages are four contemporary cottages with rustic charm set in the Scenic Rim, with a backdrop of Greenlee Farm macadamia orchard.

Onsite Activities: Our visitors enjoy relaxing on the deck, having a BBQ, swimming in the pool and having a fun time. If you are interested in animals, you can enjoy the wide range of widlife in the bush and feed the horses on the farm.

From Ormeau: 35 minutes

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Hanoob Views

Hannob Views

Address: 2278 Carney’s Creek Road,
Carney’s Creek QLD 4310

Accommodation: Our two houses are set on a 10 acre property. The Villa and The Cottage are totally private from each other with separate driveways. Both properties include complimentary tea and coffee and are dog-friendly.

Onsite Activities: Discover lovely wineries, gourmet experiences, Maroon Dam and other local attractions, or stay in and enjoy the gorgeous views. We have created a welcoming environment for everyone to enjoy, including your canine family member or even a horse.

From Ormeau: 35 minutes

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Bellthorpe Stays

Bellthorpe Stays

Address: 200 Willett Road, Bellthorpe QLD 4514

Accommodation: Four self contained cabins to choose from situated in idyllic settings on 400 private acres, amidst forest or open paddocks.

Onsite Activities: Check out the wild life, discover the rainforest, take in the sounds of nature, rest at the private waterfalls on the property, take a walk around and explore.

From Ormeau: 135 minutes

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Magpie Creek Thoroughbred Farmstay

Magpie Creek Thoroughbred Farmstay

Address: 470 Mundoolun Connection Road, Boyland QLD 4275

Accommodation: Our farmstay is a 100 year old federation style house.  There are 3 separate units under the one roof.

Onsite Activities: Activities include bush walking, campfire, swimming, bird watching, fishing, stargazing, board games, books, or exploring the local district such as Christmas Creek.

From Ormeau: 35 minutes

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Blackwattle Farm

Blackwattle Farm

Address: 123 Old Peachester Road, Beerwah QLD 4519

Accommodation: Rain Forest Cabin is suitable for 4 persons, including children and pets on request. The tiny house on wheels sleeps four people but better suited for two.

Onsite Activities: They have a variety of Farm Animals including Alpacas, Miniature Pigs, Dexter Cows, Miniature Goats, Poultry and of course our Trusty Pooches Lily, Rocket and Maxii. Guests are welcome to help feed the menagerie in the afternoons.

From Ormeau: 105 minutes

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Pinbarren Green Lodges

Pinbarren Green Lodges

Address: 340 Pomona Kin Kin Road, Pinbarren QLD 4568

Accommodation: three self-contained lodges located in the Noosa Hinterland set in 42 acres of beautiful private land. They welcome families with children and also provide facilities to bring your horse on holiday.

Onsite Activities: The farm boasts Alpacas, Donkeys, Goats, Cows, Miniature horses, Ponies, Horses, Geese, Chickens, Guinea Fowl and Ducks. An animal encounter is included in your stay where you will get to meet and feed all of the animals on the farm.

From Ormeau: 105 minutes

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Bunyip Springs Farmstay

Bunyip Springs Farmstay

Address: 503 Maidenwell Bunya Mountain Road, Maidenwell QLD 4615

Accommodation: Accommodation premises include the Cottage and Unit, both have the option of two or three bedrooms for guests. The larger premises of the Lodge is suitable for larger groups (two families).

Onsite Activities: Children experience activities such as feeding/leading alpacas, hand milking, egg collecting and led horse ride. The property’s rural setting includes natural bushland, spring fed creeks and granite boulder formations. These features provide wonderful bushwalking, wildlife and bird watching opportunities.

From Ormeau: 190 minutes

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Lee Farmstay Cottages

Address: 27 Harchs Road, Kingaroy QLD 4610

Accommodation: Four cottages that are ideal for those wanting to escape the hussle and bussle of city living, for families especially those with small children who’d love to spend time with farm animals and a couples getaway. The Queenslander is a larger accommodation choice, housing 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living area and is suitable for larger groups and families.

Onsite Activities: Meet the sheep, ducks, chickens, peacock, guinea pigs, horses and dogs daily at 8am and 4pm. Fish the dam, relax by the pool or in the sauna or bike the farm trail. There are two play areas including a tyre swing, sandpit, swings, monkey bars plus a hay barn to explore.

From Ormeau: 195 minutes

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Highfield Farm Stay

Highfield Ranch

Address: Highfield Ranch Tyalgum NSW 2484

Accommodation: Three beautiful farmhouses to choose from: Farm House sleeps 18, Country House sleeps 22, and the Ranch House 28 guests. No expenses has been spared with the styling, setup and functionality of this farm experience.

Onsite Activities: Football field / Billiard room with pool table, dart board and working fireplace / Fire pit / Swimming Pool / Short term housing of horses / Chicken house and farm fresh eggs whilst staying / Seasonal produce from vegetable gardens and orchard / Access to fishing dam / Motorcross track to use with own motorbikes / Riverbed fire pit and picnic area / Wifi / TV / Air conditioning

From Ormeau: 90 minutes

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Dairy Flat Farm Holidays

Dairy Flat Farm Holidays

Address:  4697 Summerland Way, Dairy Flat NSW 2474

Accommodation: Dairy Flat has a number of great accommodation options to cater to all family types. Whether you’re planning a group holiday with family and friends or a weekend getaway for two, we have the perfect cottage for you. All houses have fire pits outside and wood heaters inside and are equipped with washing machines, dryers, fully equipped kitchens with microwave and either gas or electric ovens and all have Weber barbecues.

Onsite Activities: Guests can enjoy handling and feeding the animals in the farmyard area. There are chickens, goats, lambs (in the right season) and a donkey. Milk a cow, play tennis or take a swim in the saltwater swimming pool, go bush walking or bird watching.

From Ormeau: 110 minutes

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Alstonville Country Cottages

Alstonville Country Cottages

Address: 7 Alstonville Cemetery Road, Alstonville NSW 2477

Accommodation:  Eight self-contained cottages are situated on 42 acres, peppered with farm animals and wildlife. Each cottage is privately terraced among flowering trees and shrubs. There are a total of eight air conditioned two bedroom cottages and one bedroom cottages.

Onsite Activities: Relax by the pool, read on your secluded veranda. Bush walk through the Heritage Rainforest down to Duck Creek. Bird Watch. Cook your own pizzas in the Wood Fired Pizza Oven. Pick your own herbs or fruit when in season, feed the friendly farm animals or collect freshly laid eggs.

From Ormeau: 110 minutes

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Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Address: 286 Tesch Road, Witta QLD 4552

Accommodation: Four self contained cottages are set on a ridge overlooking Lake Baroon and the Kondalilla National Park and surrounded by rainforest.

Onsite Activities: Guests  are invited to experience a range of farm activities daily at 7am and 4pm including collect eggs, have a tour of the dairy, feed the goats and pigs and help to bottle feed calves.  If you have any scraps you can save these and feed them to the chickens. A beautiful rainforest walk is located close by to the cottages in addition to several farm walks offering fantastic views. Pony Rides are also included in your stay should you choose.

From Ormeau: 140 minutes

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Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages

Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages

Address: 171 Ewarts Road, Noosa QLD 4569

Accommodation: Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages has three bespoke accommodation options all with their own charm and features, all child and pet friendly.

Onsite Activities: Daily farm animal feeding, abundant wildlife, a infinity waterfall pool with magnificent views, an orchard for fruit picking and the Noosa Trail Network scenic trail number 2/3 boarding the property for hiking, wildlife viewing and mountain biking.

From Ormeau: 160 minutes

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Noosa Avalon Cottages

Noosa Avalon Cottages

Address: 292 Pomona Kin Kin Road,
Pomona QLD 4568

Accommodation: There’s a series of 1920s Queenslander cottages to choose from, each is not only self-contained but comes equipped with a fire pit, so don’t forget the marshmallows.

Onsite Activities: Your time here can be spent taking care of the cows and chooks that form the bulk of animal residents and exploring the surrounding Noosa Trail Network, welcoming bushwalkers, horse riders and mountain bikers alike.

From Ormeau: 140 minutes

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Want more Farmstay Options?

Check out these great sites.

Downunder Farmstays

With a network of over 600 farms across Australia, they have a farm to suit all travellers – whether you are on your honeymoon, travelling with your extended family, or part of a group program. No two farmstays are the same, guaranteeing a unique, authentic and memorable experience. Their large network of farms can be found just over an hour out the major centres of Melbourne, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Perth.

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

This web page has a great list of websites that we used to find most of the great farmstays above.  If you are looking for farmstays further north in areas like the Fraser Coast, Capricorn and Outback Queensland regions check out this page to help you with your search.

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