Need to get away from it all? Do the kids need a break from all the screen time? Peaceful, slow but never dull, a farmstay could be just the thing you need to recharge your batteries.
Here is our pick of the best farmstays in South East Queensland.
Wittacork Dairy Cottages
286 Tesch Road, Maleny
Wittacork is a modern 300-acre working dairy farm overlooking the stunning Lake Baroon in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Guests can milk the cows, feed the goats, collect eggs for breakfast and squelch around in the mud with the pigs. Enjoy a trip to the waterfall and take in the natural and peaceful surrounds.
With four self-contained cottages to choose from, it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in rural living.
Cedar Glen Farmstay
3338 Kerry Road, Beaudesert
Situated in the Lamington National Park, Cedar Glen Farmstay is a 4th generation genuine working farm, with four historic cottages to choose from.
Unwind, enjoy the peace and quiet or get involved in the farm activities, feeding and caring for the animals.
Learn how to crack an Australian stockwhip and throw a boomerang that really does come back. Enjoy a twilight mountain top 4WD tour or a guided cave hike. Experience the genuine sense of open space and the wondrous feeling that you are on a real farm.
Tweeters Country Getaway
New England Highway, Glenhaven
Hidden in the Australian Bush, Tweeters is a large, luxurious farm rental. Sleeping up to 16 people in its 6 rooms, Tweeters is perfect for large group getaways, reunions and special occasions.
129 Gap Road, Bellthorpe
Watersmeet is your home away from home, a nature lover’s haven for up to 10 guests on 147 acres. The homestead has 4 bedrooms, a spacious living area with fireplace, open dining/kitchen with BBQ just outside, as well as an expansive deck facing spectacular views.
Rejuvenate your soul amidst the numerous walking trails through rolling pastures, native woods and unrivalled biodiversity. Located only 1.5 hours from Brisbane and less than an hour from the Sunshine Coast, it’s an idyllic escape from city life.
Fordsdale Horseback Adventures & Glamping
171 Wagners Road, Fordsdale
With 1,000 acres of tranquil bushland and spectacular grazing plateaus, Fordsdale is the perfect place to truly get away from it all. Choose your own camping spot amongst breathtaking locations along the Ma Ma Creek, relax in the quiet in front of the endless backdrop of natural landscapes. You can bring your own tent to camp (bush camping only, no powered sites, 4WD required) or take advantage of their glamping packages.
There are several horse riding experiences available, from daily trail rides to an overnight riding adventure. Pets are welcome too!
Bestbrook Mountain Resort
9790 Cunningham Highway, Maryvale
This family-owned farm offers old-fashioned hospitality and an authentic country holiday experience. Make the most of the farmstay activities including feeding the animals, milking cows, making butter, billy tea and damper, and wagon rides.
Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages
171 Ewarts Road, via Upper Pinbarren Creek Road, Pinbarren
Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages is a place to surround yourself and your children in natural beauty. Offering beautiful, bespoke self-contained accommodation on 93 rolling acres with magnificent panoramic views and infinity pool. Rosecliffe is located directly on the Noosa Trail Network.
Farm guests are invited to enjoy the extensive gardens, seasonal citrus fruit from the farm orchard and join in the daily morning farm animal feeding.
312 Boyland Road, Boyland
An authentic Australian farmstay, offering visitors a unique country holiday adventure with luxurious yet affordable accomodation. Get involved in farm activities, hand feed and cuddle friendly animals and toast marshmallows around the campfire at the end of the day. Relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.