Wanting to mix up your standard weekend away or family outing? Try out some of Australia’s best farm stays where you will be able to experience and learn about farm animals, the process of how it all works and just have a fun experience with your family and being outdoors.
1. Tommerup’s Dairy Farm Brisbane
Set in the amazing world heritage landscapes about an hour out of Brisbane you have this working dairy farm where these farmers try to give a real hands on experience of farm to fork. With various activities to
get the whole family involved in farm life.
2. Rustic Hut Farmstay - Tasmania
Located near the seaside this farm offers activities involving cows, where you’ll milk, churn butter and feed the animals. They also have a kids club available where it allows parents to have some time out and keep the kids busy learning about farm animals and their needs.
3. Diamond Forest Farm Stay - Perth
This farm offers a collection of animals to get all members of the family involved in feeding them and
provides self-contained cottages to stay in. They are an appropriate stay for young families who want to experience something in the tall tree region of Western Australia.
4. Riverndell - Melbourne
This farm is great for a parents or couples get away as it provides a private beach, spa house and an onsite restaurant for guest. You will still get to experience your normal farm activities but is great for a weekend getaway retreat.
5. Cupitt - Sydney
This farm stay offers a beautiful 100-year-old heritage cottage which offers a large deck facing towards the sunset. They also offer a winery, brewery and fromagerie as a twist to your normal farm experience and you can take a tour on the behind the scenes of how it all works.
6. Sunflowers Animal Farm - Perth
Sunflowers Farm offer self-catering cottages and 315 acres to roam around on. There is plenty of activities for the whole family including egg collecting, tractor rides and also caring for orphaned animals. Also, the location is in the Margaret river region so there are various vineyards to go and check out on your journey around.
7. The Farm - Byron Bay
This famous farm of Byron bay is known for its heritage black pigs, it’s amazing produce and restaurant the Three Blue Ducks. They offer various activities for the family but do suggest you plan your visit to be able to get most activities in. You can do horseback riding, stay at the beach cottage or work in the garden. It’s great for a weekend stay while visiting the rest of what Bryon has to offer.
8. Brockley Farm Estate - Tasmania
This Farm stay will offer a B & B experience while you get to adventure a 10,000 acre working sheep and cattle farm. They offer bicycles so you can explore the farm, and all is has to offer.
9. Rocky Mountains Lodge - Sydney
This farm stay overlooks the kangaroo valley and has a lodge style accommodation. Horse riding is the main feature and can take you to Mt. Moollootoo and other various trails. It is a working farm, so it is great for kids and families to see how it all works.
10. Billabong Ranch Adventure Park - Victoria
This stay will offer a range of activities and will keep you and the whole family busy. From horse riding, rock climbing to an onsite museum. You can do a weekend or a few days to see and get everything done. Great stay to keep busy and learn new things.
Keep these farms in mind next time you are planning a weekend away or family trip. They are great options to keeping kids busy and just give everyone an experience they’ll remember.