Dusodie Holiday Farm is set on the banks of the
Chichester River, in the foothills of the Chichester State Forest,
20 minutes from Dungog, 1.5 hours from Newcastle and 5 minutes from
Chichester Dam, State forests and the Barrington Tops. We offer a
true farmstay experience, with plenty of farm animals and wildlife
for all to enjoy. A great family getaway, where parents can relax
while the children enjoy the freedom of a country lifestyle. Wake to
the sounds of abundant birdlife & inhale the crisp, clean country
Looking for a farm holiday or inspired to do a
tree change trial? Honeycomb Valley Farmstay is just 3 hours from
Sydney and 15 minutes to beautiful beaches. Here you can stay in a
lovely self-contained cottage while you soak up country life.
Located at Nabiac, just 20 minutes from the restaurants, lakes and
attractions of Forster, our 90 acre working farm provides an
experience you and your children will love. With a pool and
air-conditioning for hot days, and fenced fireplaces and campfires
for cold ones, any season offers the perfect reason for a weekend or
week long getaway!
Set on a 500 acre Hereford cattle stud, "Ashmar"
Farm Stay is a NSW Tourism Award Winner offering a true country
experience to all our guests. Try your hand at milking a cow,
collecting farm eggs or feeding our animals and enjoy a hay ride
around the property. Ashmar sleeps up to 14 people, we have a main
cottage and for larger bookings, an additional separate flat and
bathroom. Last year 48% of our bookings were previous guests, who
enjoyed their time here so much, they wanted to come back. Gayle and
Ian will be your hosts during your stay and we can supply home
cooked meals if you don't want to self cater. Ashmar is the perfect
place for a family get away or party, plus we only take one booking
at a time, so you will always have the place to yourself. Enjoy our
beautiful surroundings, quiet location, fresh country air and at the
end of your day take in the stunning night sky.
Located at Telegraph Point, a short drive north from Port Macquarie, Telegraph Retreat offers a choice 4 accommodation options - the two bedroom Federation Spa house that can hold up to 7 people, two smaller cottages as well as a one bedroom unit. In cottages dining options available as well as hot spas and massages. We love our animals and we know you will too! Kids can collect the multi-coloured eggs from our heritage breed poultry or feed the ducks and geese. Enjoy a farm tour of our animals including miniature Galloway cows, Stella the donkey, lots and lots of goats and Hamish and Andy our sheep. Daily guided animal feeding in the school holidays and at weekends.
Experience a truly Australian holiday with
family or friends at Roseneath Station Country Accommodation. Fully
refurbished shearer’s quarters, Roseneath offers the unique country
experience. Choose from fully self catered getaways to full farm
involvement experiences. The choice is yours - stay as long as you
like! The shearer's quarters are fully self contained (including
linen) and offer you, your family and friends open plan living with
comfortable bedrooms. The accommodation sleeps 10 (3 double rooms
plus a bunk room). Enjoy the large eat in kitchen, the sunny morning
verandah at the back or the fabulous front deck where you can watch
the sun go down in the evening over the battlements of the Great
Enjoy the privacy of your own self contained
cottage. Relax beside the calming waters of the Manning River.
Wonder at the Sea Eagles teaching their young to fish. Explore
rainforest, wetland and esturine riverbank without leaving the
property. General facilities include Inground saltwater swimming
pool, undercover gas and wood BBQ area, Private Boat ramp (or fish
from the bank), diverse range of walks, Animal feeding (collect
fresh free range eggs), Laundry including clothes dryer. TV Video -
Four luxurious country cabins in a tranquil
forest setting with cosy logfires, bushwalks at your doorstep yet
just minutes from the beautiful Manning River and unspoilt beaches.
Saltwater pool, spa, games room, bush walking and bike trails. The
two-bedroom country cabins are spacious and spotlessly clean,
sleeping up to six people very comfortably. Each cabin has a cosy
log fire with full size kitchen including microwave, and a BBQ area
for outdoor cooking and eating. Best Family Accommodation in NSW
award in 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2004.
Cundle Flat Farm offers a superb camping area &
accommodation set within 350 acres of the headwaters of the pristine
Manning River… you may be lucky and see the many platypus! The
rustic 2-level cabin is known as "The Chapel", and a farm-style
bunkhouse is also available. Each has a lounge area, slow combustion
fire & includes the use of a fully equipped kitchen. "The Chapel"
sleeps up to 5 guests & "The Bunkhouse" sleeps up to 25 guests (bunk
room & 3 family rooms). The Camping Area has level grassy sites,
large shelters with BBQs and firewood, toilets & hot (gas) showers.
Easy access for swimming in the river is adjacent to the camping
Clarendon is a 1000 acre luxury retreat nestled
in the Kiwarrak State Forest and National Park on the Mid North
Coast. South of Taree and north west of Forster, Clarendon is just
over 3 hours drive north from Sydney. Accommodation consists of six
luxury cottages. Facilities include: private heated spa pools,
swimming pool, half-court tennis, bushwalking, horseriding on
quality horses, massage, aromatherapy & facials, dogs welcome.
Wangat Lodge is a tranquil bush retreat for
family holidays, group activities, school camps, training courses,
and conferences. The Lodge is set in peaceful natural surroundings
20km north of Dungog, on the northern side of the Hunter Valley and
in the foothills of the Barrington Tops. Travelling time is 1 1/4
hours from Newcastle and around 3 hours from Sydney. Wangat Lodge is
constructed of mud-bricks and locally hewn timber. It is situated on
a 37 hectare Wildlife Refuge bordered by a pristine stretch of the
Chichester River and overlooking the Barrington Tops National Park.
Port Macquarie area. Three units set out on a
600acre cattle breeding property surrounded by mountainscapes and
lush green pastures, bordering the Wilson River. Tall timbered
forests for 4 wheel driving and native animals. A clean river to
swim and fish in. Tracks for bike riding. Apart from cattle there
are 2 Shetland ponies, lambs, a donkey and chooks. A large well
equipped playroom and outdoors play area. Large shady verandas for
relaxation plus covered barbecue area.
Two stunning self-contained luxury country cottages on 120 acres, just 3 hours from Sydney, on the mid north coast of NSW Australia near to Myall Lakes, Forster and Barrington Tops. Each cottage is fully air conditioned, with all linen and cooking utensils a Spa Bath, Log Fire, private BBQ area and elevated deck with country views.
Enjoy canoeing in the creek, feeding our farm animals, collecting the eggs and FREE pony rides.We have a swimming pool, bikes for your use, cricket, soccer and totem tennis. We also offer massage for Mum in the privacy of your cottage, 4-WD tracks, bird watching, bush walking, and plenty of wildlife. Peacehaven is the perfect family farm-stay holiday, where Mum and Dad can relax too. Children are always welcome at Peacehaven.
Welcome to our beautiful valley of green pastures, nestled amongst forested hills. Welcome to birds singing in the creek by day and brilliantly silent starry skies by night. Here you can sit on the verandah for hours, warm yourself in front of a wood fire heater, stretch out for a walk in peace or cook up a storm.
Wallaby Creek Cottage is a fully self-contained, two bedroom cottage for up to five people, resting in the hills of our 200 hectare grazing property in the Upper Clarence region of Northern New South Wales.
Belbora Cottage is a fully self contained 2/3 bedroom cottage on scenic acres surrounded by working cattle properties located 20 mins from Gloucester. 2 bathrooms and 2/3 bedrooms all linen supplied. Upstairs reverse cycle air conditioning. Beds have new fitted electric blankets. All linen, towels, milk, tea & coffee supplied. Lots of friendly animals for the children to interact with and good old fashioned country hospitality.
North West Region
Welcome to Belltrees, home of the White family since 1831 and one of Australia’s most famous rural properties with its crowning centre piece, the Homestead. Belltrees remains today a very large and historic working farm, incorporating horses and Black Angus cattle.
Belltrees, located near Scone the Horse Capital of Australia, breeds thoroughbreds to produce some of Australia's finest polo ponies.
Belltrees accommodates guests in the Belltrees Country House, a magnificent home to Peter and Serena White and their family…..a true B&B (plus dinner) experience. a selection of Belltrees Cottages or the spectacular Mountain Retreat.
Guests range from couples, families and even small conference groups wanting to escape the city or just simply enjoying a leisurely farmstay break.
Central West Region
Barcoo's Barn B&B and Farmstay is on a
working farm in the Central West of New South Wales, At Barcoo's
Barn you can enjoy farm activities, explore the local bushland
that abounds in Australian native wildlife such as kangaroos and
crimson rosellas, or just take it easy. We are just 10 minutes
to Bathurst, Australia's oldest inland city, and only 8 minutes
to the world-renowned Mount Panorama Racing Circuit and the
unique National Motor Racing Museum. A 2 1/2 hour drive through
the beautiful Blue Mountains will see you in Sydney, home of the
Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Our Farmstay B&B provides a genuine farmstay in a safe, clean and comfortable environment with unsurpassed hospitality.
Ba Mack Homestead Bed and Breakfast is only a 25 minute drive on a tar sealed road to Mudgee, famous for its wineries, honey and fine food. We invite you to share our beautiful home and hope that our welcome is the start of a most relaxing and special time with us.
Three generous queen sized bedrooms, family room and bathroom are provided in your own guest wing in our home, overlooking the orchard and surrounding views of our 285 acre property.
In the morning, wake up to the sounds of the country, have a go at milking our house goat, collect our farm fresh chook and turkey eggs and sit back and enjoy your complimentary country breakfast with fresh homemade bread and local produce.
Visit some of the many attractions the Mudgee region has to offer.
Nestled in picturesque Bobs Farm is Kookaburra Farmstay. Set on 35
acres of beautiful bush and farmland the KC Farmstay offers a
real farm experience. A variety of animals can be found at the
farm from chooks & cattle to donkeys & alpacas. Daily "jobs"
time is around 4:30pm when you are invited to help milk the cow,
collect the eggs and feed the numerous other animals such as the
ducks, goats and turkeys. The Farms cottages provide peaceful
and comfortable accommodation in traditional rural lifestyle
while being only minutes away from attractions such as Nelson
Bay and Stockton Beach.
Secluded 5 star bushland retreat with luxury facilities and a private recreation
centre. Only 2 hrs north of Sydney in the beautiful Hunter
Region, Banjos offers a distinctive and unique holiday
experience for couples, families and large groups. Two architect
designed luxury 5 star lodges set on 20 acres of private
unspoiled bushland within a 1,000 acre reserve. Exclusive
Recreation Centre including tennis court, 9-hole mini-golf
course, indoor spa, sauna, table tennis, billiards, giant chess
set, magnetic dart board, children's adventure playground and
Enjoy spectacular views to the Barrington Tops, one of Australia's largest and awe-inspiring national parks or to the Pacific Ocean. This world class resort has over 405 ha (1,000 acres) of natural adventureland featuring an amazing variety of flora & fauna. Activities range from kayaking at the Fresh water lagoon, swimming at either our saltwater pool or Goonarook lagoon, self-drive discovery buggy hire, mountain bikes, volleyball, tennis, Lowanna Day Spa for massages & pampering, a wide variety of rainforest & bushwalks, yabbying & sports fishing.
Starline Alpacas Farmstay Resort is a working alpaca farm with around 200 alpacas and our accommodation consists of eight modern Sandstone Family Cottages, three luxury Stockyard Suites for couples, with another four Waterview Cottages, two and three bedroom, recently completed. Starline is a great place for friends and family to gather to enjoy the freedom and peaceful ambiance of farm life, while indulging in the pleasures of the extensive gardens and the leisure facilities, including tennis, pool, spa, sauna and Children's playground.
Our accommodation consists of sixteen different facilities, being thirteen self-contained cottages and three suites, sleeping to eight people in one to three bedroom facilities. Relax on your own private veranda, enjoying the changing colours of the sunset reflected on Yellow Rock of the Brokenback Ranges, surrounded by the most peaceful and cute alpacas at only an arms' length from your cottage.
Riverwood Downs is located on the banks of a mountain river in the foothills of the BARRINGTON TOPS "World Heritage Wilderness" - just 2.5 hours drive north of Sydney. It is located in a beautiful rural area known as the Monkerai Valley between the towns of Stroud and Gloucester.
With four different styles of Accommodation plus a Riverside Camping Area, Riverwood Downs Mountain Valley Resort has accommodation and facilities to suit everyones needs.
Whether you decide to stay in a Riverside Spa Cabin, Boutique Resort Room, Self-Contained Park Cabin, Bunkhouse Room or Camp, you have access to our fine "Rosewood Restaurant" and Cocktail Bar, Cafe, Indoor Tennis, Table Tennis and Pool Tables. Plus, for a reasonable charge you can hire a Canoe or explore the property on Horseback.
Amazement is a totally unique attraction for coastal New South Wales. It is designed to provide a welcoming and attractive environment where families can explore our mazes, picnic, play and grow together in an enjoyable, safe, secure and natural environment. Located just 5 kilometres from Westfield Tuggerah in the picturesque Yarramalong Valley, it presents families with an affordable leisure alternative to the beaches and the shopping centres.
Amazement also offers farmstay accommodation. The farmhouse accommodates up to 6 people comfortably in 2 bedrooms with a sofa bed in the living area.
Yarramalong Valley Farm Stay is the ideal place to getaway with family and friends located around an hours drive north of Sydney and set on 50 gorgeous acres.
The accommodation comprises an amazing fully self contained house that sleeps up to 15 comfortably. Watch the kids faces as they collect the eggs for your breakfast, feed the ponies,
alpacas and sheep. It is all about relaxing and taking time out. Sit on the balcony, read a book, listen to the birds and look out over the beautiful valley. At night have a bbq under the stars or toast marshmallows on your own campfire.
Lots of wonderful activities to do in the area such as Treetops Adventure Park, Springfield Trails Horseriding and Amazement.
Madison's Mountain Retreat is a four-star farmstay in Kurrajong Heights, 1 hour from the Sydney CBD. There are 8 self-contained log-fire cedar cottages and 2 refurbished train carriages. One cabin is wheelchair accessible. Madison's is ideal for family holidays with the kids - have an adventure when you collect the eggs for breakfast or help feed the alpacas every day. Other features include an 18m indoor heated pool and spa, tennis court, gazebo with BBQ, large shed, common room (with library, pool table and open fire), open space and acres of bush. Pet-friendly. 02 4567 7398
Located just 70 minutes from Sydney at Maroota, the Tobruk Sheep Station Homestead is a large country homestead suitable for up to 3 families or 12 people. Providing accommodation with large central dining and lounge rooms, three double bedrooms and bunkroom, fully provisioned kitchen and 1 bathroom/toilet, air conditioning and wrap around balcony with BBQ facilities. Guests staying over weekends can partake in the day programme or simply enjoy the many features of the farm and its surrounds including: Woolshed Restaurant at Tobruk – open every 2nd and 4th Sunday per month, Bush walks, Outdoor games and bike riding (byo), Quality time by the campfire, Delicious country meals (on request and POA), Daily feeding of the animals, Visit the villages of Wisemans Ferry or St Albans, Take the kids fruit picking at one of the nearby farms, Boutique wineries with cellar door, Visit Australia’s oldest church and school house.
Ride, relax and
reconnect with your family at Yarrabin - a great family holiday
with a difference. One where you don’t have to cook, where you
and your children can participate in an enriching and
confidence-building activity like horse riding, and one that you
will remember forever? Escape to our 2,500 acre sanctuary for
people, horses, and native wildlife. Running as a horse riding
ranch and farmstay since 1963, we have lots of farm animals to
cuddle and feed, a large mob of quality trained horses of all
levels, and plenty of space to do as much or as little as you
please. Three hearty country meals a day are included in your
board. Loads of other activities. All this and still close
enough for a weekend away!
An exclusive Blue Mountains private estate Wilderness Horse Riding Lodge set in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Discover the best of the Blue Mountains at this unique venue in stunning wilderness bushland. Experience horse riding, cattle, native wildlife and the rural lifestyle in our guesthouse or camping. Enjoy trail riding in the pristine wilderness of the Megalong Valley.
Located 15 minutes from Blackheath on Megalong Valley Rd.
Perfect Blue Mountains B&B/farmstay for family accommodation, groups of up to 20 people & midweek couples getaway. With driving time of 1.5hrs from central Sydney, access via Bells Line of Road is easy. Enjoy superb onsite facilities & activities including huge country kitchen for self catering, BBQ on the verandah, spa, yabbying, fishing & kids playground. Endless activities for children whilst parents can relax, enjoy and rejuvenate. Stay in queen bedded couples rooms or family rooms & suites – all with ensuite bathrooms. Around Bilpin & the Blue Mountains enjoy excellent restaurants & cafes nearby, Botanic Gardens Mt Tomah, Zig Zag railway, Jenolan Caves, Katoomba/3 Sisters & Kurrajong/Blackheath/Leura villages to explore. Bilpin Springs is a great weekend or school holiday Blue Mountains farmstay getaway.
Experience real Australia at Mowbray Park Farmstay, situated in the foothills of
the Southern Highlands.It brings together the best of 'life on
the farm' with Australian country hospitality. At Mowbray Park
guests can choose from classic Country Lodges, the deluxe ensuite rooms of the main Homestead or the colonial warmth of
Majellan Lodge with its wide sweeping views and ensuite guest
rooms. The children will be overwhelmed with excitement as they
head off on the hayride for a real "hands on" farm experience ,
helping with the farm chores, feeding the livestock, pet
kangaroos and cuddly nursery animals. They'll also milk the
cows, bottle feed the calves, feed Doris the pig and watch our
working dogs muster the sheep for that old favourite shearing
The Cedars is the largest private wildlife sanctuary in the Kangaroo Valley situated within one of the most picturesque Valleys in Australia.
Cedars Cottages provides accommodation in four beautifully appointed self-contained 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom cottages, each accommodating from 2 up to 6 people. Each cottage features a traditional Australian farmstead verandah overlooking superb breathtaking views of the Kangaroo Valley. Cottages are well appointed with indoor and outdoor cooking facilities, bright ensuite bathrooms, and generous living spaces to enjoy the peace and solitude of country life.
Activities include wildlife spotting, feeding farmyard animals, after dark glowworm visits, hiking, swimming in the creek, massage and archery as well as many activities available at Kangaroo Valley.
Morvern Valley was one of the original 25 acre guesthouse properties in Bundanoon back in the 1930's. There are just three fully self contained three bedroom cottages. They are spaced far apart upon the 25 acres. A whole cottage is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay, indeed the Morvern Valley property is not home to your hosts.
Each is tastefully decorated with antiques and collectables from times past. Ponies, chickens, ducks, geese and sheep are friendly and love a pat and to be hand fed. There is 'Fudge' a miniature horse who stands just 31 inches high; and also 'Reggie' and 'Sammie' two very tame alpacas!!!
Each cottage has three bedrooms with antique four poster beds with romantic muslin nets - quality feather doonas and electric blankets ensure your stay is cheerful and enjoyable.
Comfortable sofas, games and videos are provided to enjoy alongside the roaring log fire - even marshmellows to toast !!!
Morvern Valley Farm Cottages have brand new bathrooms with antique style fitments, and a wonderful spa for two with a heat pump for long enjoyable spas.
Children are very, very welcome and we do accept some pets by arrangement.
Welcome to breath-taking scenery, spectacular waterfalls and rainforest in National Parks. There's picturesque farmland with winding country lanes. Rugged, rainforest escarpments provide some of the best natural scenery Australia's great dividing range has to offer. The south coast beaches are just half an hour away.
Foxton Park is set on eighty acres (30 acres of forest) in Wildes Meadow, near Robertson approximately 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, in the Southern Highlands.
The original cottage named 'Binnowee' was formerly owned by media gardening personality Don Burke. The homestead has been renovated as a farmstay and offers fully self contained accommodation. There are 3 bedrooms configured to sleep 10. Quality, feather down doonas and comfortable bedding are a pleasure. Modern conveniences including flat screen TVs will satisfy the whole family.
Situated and hour south of Sydney’s CBD, Little Forest has five magical self-contained cottages set amongst the bushland and formal gardens of an historic forty acre property. All the cottages are comfortably appointed for families, with fully equipped modern kitchens and bathrooms, cosy fires, outdoor settings, toys, books and DVDS, a tree house, trampoline and barbeques. Little Forest welcomes pets and we have lots of cute farm animals to pat and brush. Explore the bush tracks, easy to use on foot or by mountain bike. Little Forest is conveniently located in the sophisticated Southern Highlands, only minutes from Bowral and Mittagong where you can enjoy shopping, restaurants and cafes. The Bradman Museum and Cricketing Hall of Fame or Trainworks Australia’s newest and biggest steam train experience are minutes away in the car too.
A perfect base for your winter or summer holiday located 13km from Jindabyne set in the heart of the NSW Snowy Mountains the ideal place for outdoor adventure.
Highland Lodge Farmstay is surrounded by our pristine high country, boasting exceptional views from many parts of the property. Watch birds, kangaroos and other wildlife in natural bushland from one of our walking or mountain bike tracks. Highland Lodge is a 160 acre working cattle farm and provides every visitor with a true high country experience.
Bring the kids to Highland Lodge, there's plenty of room to run, ride bikes & explore in a safe environment. They can meet & feed our animals- chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, pet dogs, alpacas, cows & bulls, Gus the donkey and Ben our Snowy Mountains Brumby.
On a clear night you can show the family a million stars or take a torch lit walk in search of possums and owls.
The complete outback experience for the whole family, Comeroo is a working sheep & cattle station which has been in the Sharpe family since 1919.The station encompasses a vast area - 100,000 acres of Australia's red and black soil, North West of Bourke. Situated beside the Maranoa water hole, a scenic 6km stretch of permanent water. Comeroo is available for an overnight stay or a month long experience, all with the bush hospitality Australia is famous for.
Hanericka Farmstay is located midway between Sydney and Melbourne in southern NSW. About six hours drive from Sydney, five hours drive from Melbourne and three hours drive from Canberra. It is an ideal stop over on a long journey or as a sole destination for your holiday. Hanericka Farmstay offers children and adults alike, the unique opportunity to experience Australian farm life first hand. After breakfast it’s straight into doing the daily rounds of feeding farm animals. There are ducks, chooks, pigs, alpacas, turkeys, horses, kangaroos and camels! (We are always on the lookout for willing volunteers to help with washing and sweeping out pens, make-up milk powder, wash-out bottles, put down fresh straw for nests and so on!) With a well-deserved and hearty morning tea under your belt, it’s time to round up the horses for saddling and riding. We lead beginner riders around the farmyard with some basic tips to build up their confidence. More confident riders can do walking rides without being led with adult supervision. For experienced riders we offer a one-hour trail ride around other parts of the property.
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Experience the gentle pace of country life at Mogendoura farmstay. Located 10 minutes from some of the South Coasts best beaches and only two hours from Canberra and four from Sydney, this beautiful 220 acre property enjoys 2km riverfront and nestles between the Moruya River and Mogendoura Creek.
Accommodation includes a unique Spanish style farmhouse with four bedrooms providing superb accommodation for up to ten, numerous living areas overlooking Moruya River.
There are also three top quality, self-catered, two-bedroom brick cottages set well away from the Mogendoura farmhouse with a communal barbeque and children’s playground.