Where country meets luxury. Get back into nature with our list of the 10 best luxury farm stays around Australia.
Aussies love nothing more than escaping the grind and exploring the countryside for a quaint weekend away.
Well Australia, its time to bust out of the concrete jungle and head back to our roots. And what’s more Australian than a hard day’s yakka on the farm?
Whether you’re looking for a little R & R in the peace and quiet of rural Australia or an educational and practical farm stay, one of these 10 best luxury farm stays across Australia is bound to be the perfect escape for your next getaway.
Mount Mulligan Lodge
Located just 160 kilometres north-west of Cairns, Mount Mulligan Lodge is the all-inclusive, outback escape you have been looking for. One of the best farm stays in Queensland, with over 28,000 hectares of privately owned property, Mount Mulligan offers a range of outback experiences which are as rugged and intimate as the next.
As part of the Northern Escape Collections, a curated portfolio of sustainable lodges and experiences celebrating and protecting Queensland’s diverse nature, Mount Mulligan Lodge is the perfect sustainable stay to enjoy and experience the beauty of rural Far North Queensland.
Plus with Mount Mulligan Lodge’s prime location, you may even wish to take a quick day trip to the Great Barrier Reef or Daintree Rainforest!
With scenic diversity that only the Far North Queensland can provide and three unique choices for accommodation, each with their own private deck and outdoor bath, at Mount Mulligan Lodge you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to that R & R time you’ve been waiting for!
Mount Mulligan Lodge | Mount Mulligan Station, Mount Mulligan QLD 4871
Burnside Organic Farm
A place to explore, relax and feel inspired; Burnside Organic Farm is the perfect place to unwind and truly get back into nature. Located at the centre of the beautiful Margaret River in Western Australia, this little gem is a unique and luxurious farm stay experience!
Spanning 15 hectares, Burnside Organic Farm is home to a fantastic vineyard, avocado orchid, caper plantation, market garden and bee hives – all organic of course! Farmers, Lara and Jamie have been farming and living self-sufficiently on the farm for 23 years, with the help of their farming buddies, dexter cows, saddleback pigs, chicks, geese and sheep. The winery and farm system also runs as a certified biodynamic with demeter, meaning they use all their own fertilisers through composting, integrating animals and cover cropping!
Visitors are welcome to join in on a farm tour, pick their own vegetables and even enjoy a private organic wine tasting during their stay. You can even purchase some of the fantastic wines and produce on offer to have a little piece of your stay with you back home!
With a variety of rustic bungalows to choose from, some which even include an outdoor bath, it’s the perfect place for that romantic night away, unique farm experience or, of course, a fun family trip with the kids!
Burnside Organic Farm | 287 Burnside Rd, Margaret River, WA 6285
One of the best farm stays in New South Wales, for a unique Australian country experience you simply cannot look past Kimo Estate! Located in Gundagai in New South Wales, this 7000 acre sheep and cattle farm will provide a peaceful and tranquil stay for you and your loved ones.
With a choice of luxury glamping in Kimo’s famous eco huts, a night or two in the intimate cottage, or living the rustic life in the shearers quarters; there is a room to fit everyone’s mood at Kimo Estate!
During your stay you can explore the gorgeous wineries and hinterland of the Snowy Mountains via helicopter, or enjoy a steady horseback ride through the gorgeous region instead. There is even a selection of seasonal workshops to partake in such as photography lessons or basket weaving.
If you are looking to unwind and enjoy some of the more historic parts of Australia in style, then Kimo Estate is definitely the farm stay for you!
Kimo Estate | 1218 Nangus Rd, Nangus, NSW 2722
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
If it’s an authentic farm experience you’re after, then look no further then Tommerup’s Dairy Farm in Queensland’s Kerry Valley!
Get up close and personal with the Jersey girl dairy herd and learn all the ins and outs of dairy milking from the farm to your fridge during your stay. Or, perhaps even try your hand at smashing pumpkin pig feeding, calf and pig feeding, or even rock hopping in Duck Creek. Be sure to try their delicious gourmet ice cream which they make right on the farm too!
Plus its location in Queensland’s breathtaking Scenic Rim means you may even fancy taking a day trip to Lamington National Park or hot air balloon ride over the Scenic Rim while you’re there.
With two homey accommodation choices – the cottage and homestead – each self-contained and decorated space is filled with that rustic country feel and feature gorgeous verandahs, you’ll feel truly connected to the land around you as you sit back, relax and take in all that Tommerup’s Dairy Farm has to offer.
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm | 2142 Kerry Rd, Kerry, QLD 4285
Flinders Bush Retreats
If it’s a private, secluded bush retreat you are after, then Flinders Bush Retreats is the South Australian farm stay for you!
Located just outside of the outback town of Hawker in South Australia, Flinders Bush Retreats is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of outback Australia.
With 11,000 acres, Flinders Bush Retreats offers guests the option of award-winning self-contained accommodation, eco-tent glamping or even bush camping. You’ll feel as if you are in heaven, with each self-contained accommodation featuring modern conveniences, stylish furnishings and unique views of the Flinders Ranges Region.
Explore all that the South Australian outback has to offer during your stay with 4WD bush tracks, bush walks through Willow Waters Gorge or perhaps even a mountain bike ride. You might even fancy a visit to the farmyard nursery to collect some freshly laid eggs before heading back to camp to huddle around the fire and enjoy the magical starry sky, free from all that city light fog!
Ditch your phone, crack a cold one at the Cradock Hotel and enjoy all the day trips and attractions the Flinders Ranges Region has to offer with Flinders Bush Retreats! It’ll be worth it!
Flinders Bush Retreats | 651 Willow Waters Rd, Hawker, SA 5434
Willow Berry Farm
For the ultimate R & R farm getaway, there’s only one spot worth searching for: Willow Berry Farm.
Considered one of the prettiest farms on the New South Wales Coast, Willow Berry Farm is 160 acres of lush green farmland and picturesque creek views. Located just two hours south of Sydney in Berry, Willow Berry Farm offers a relaxing farm experience with a beautifully restored homestead for all to enjoy.
With a farm shed that overlooks the dam, tumbling garden spaces and a selection of yoga classes, there’s no greater place to relax and unwind. Take some time to explore the many cows, sheep and home-grown veggies on the farm, head to the scenic Broughton Creek for a picnic or perhaps even stop by Seven Miles Beach for a quick surf during your stay.
Plus, with daily yoga classes in the yoga shala – created from an old tractor shed – you’ll truly be able to relax and let go of the stresses of the concrete jungle at Willow Berry Farm. Willow Berry even offers additional retreat programs throughout the year to truly enjoy some extra me time and replenish the soul.
If you are searching for your inner zen once again, be sure to check out Willow Berry Farm! We sure will be!
Willow Berry Farm | 123A Beach Rd, Berry, NSW 2535
Wanting to enjoy the simplicity of farm life whilst still enjoying a taste of the finer things in life? Then Upland Farm is the place for you.
Its luxury meets farm life on this 107 acre cattle farm in Denmark, Western Australia. Upland Farm provides a haven of luxury and charm for guests in its Guest House, with large glazed windows and doors opening up to the panoramic farmlands and neighboring vineyards and valley views.
Wanting to maintain the serenity and peace of the natural area, Upland Farm established their Iron Ash Guest House as a self-sufficient, eco-friendly dwelling, located in the heart of the farmlands. With their own compost bins, rainwater tanks and buildings designed to take advantage of the wind and sun, his gorgeous stay is not only serene, but sustainable as well.
With its close proximity to the Denmark Coast, you may even fancy taking a day trip to Elephant Rocks for a quick snorkel or even a visit to the Singlefile Wines to explore the wineries and vineyards of Western Australia.
For a trip that’s peaceful, serene and of course sustainable, Upland Farm is the place to be! What are you waiting for?
Upland Farm | Denmark, WA, 6333
The Rustic Hut
For a unique and interactive farm stay on the Tasmanian Coast, you can’t go past The Rustic Hut!
Situated at the base of the Dial Range, just eight kilometres inland from Penguin; The Rustic Hut provides a peaceful country experience, technology free! Here you can truly unplug and enjoy your time in the country with The Rustic Hut, who pride themselves on providing old fashioned country hospitality in the heart of the Tasmanian North West Coast.
Join owners Tania and Phillip in milking the cows, feeding the farm animals and collecting eggs from the chickens during your stay! Or, explore all that is the Dial Range, with day trips to Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Launceston, Stanley, The Leven Canyon and the Tamar Valley all easily accessible from the farm.
With four accommodation choices to choose from including The County Hut, Mountain View Spa Hut, Valley View and Farm Hut – each offering is luxurious, comfy and rustic, helping you relax and unwind after a day of exploring the countryside.
The Rustic Hut | 851 Ironcliffe Rd, Penguin, TAS 7316
Rivendell East Gippsland
Craving a taste of spring time? Then check out the gorgeous East Gippsland region at Rivendell East Gippsland!
Home to a plethora of native flora, this farm stay located in Tambo, Victoria, is the perfect escape for those who are craving to feel the wind in their hair and surround themselves in the beautiful aromas of orchids. Whether its relaxing in the orchid spa, sitting by the fire in a cottage, listening to the birds as they sing at dawn, riding the East Gippsland trail or cooling off in the Tambo river, there is a memory to be made with Rivendell East Gippsland.
Whilst you’re here, enjoy a selection of meals prepare by on-site chef and gardener Josh Thomas at the seasonal and delicious La Matanza Farm Table. Here you’ll find the freshest sourdough, homemade cured meats, cultured butter or, for the dessert enthusiasts, a sweet and equally addictive ice cream and sorbet.
With options of a unique couple’s cottage with a fully-equipped cedar hot tub, daybed terrace and private garden; or a three-bedroom cottage with access to the orchid spa and breath-taking views of the truffière overlooking the mountains – there’s no better place to relax and unwind then Rivendell East Gippsland!
Rivendell East Gippsland | 926 Stephenson Rd, Tambo Upper, VIC 3885
Kings Creek Station
For a real taste of the Aussie outback you simply cannot look past Kings Creek Station.
Located just 36 kilometres from the spectacular Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory, Kings Creek Station, originally a cattle and camel farm, has since become a local tourist hub for those dying to get back into the bush!
Whether it’s roughing it at a campsite, a little bit of glamping or perhaps even a night or two in their luxury tents, Kings Creek Station has a spot for you! Experience all the beauty of the Northern Territory with their upcoming buggy station tours or hot air balloon ride during your stay. You may even wish to take an Aboriginal cultural tour, Kings Canyon rim walk or the Catherine Springs Walk through the Watarrka National Park whilst you’re there!
With a selection of great eats at the Kings Creek Station Cafe, including the legendary camel burger, majestic views of the surrounding desert oaks and that big open sky thats perfect for stargazing, there is no other place quite like Kings Creek Station to admire the beauty of the Australian outback.
Kings Creek Station | Luritja Rd, Petermann NT 0872
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