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Farm Stays Near Brisbane for Families | Farm Stays QLD with Kids

If you are looking for farm stays near Brisbane or farm stays in QLD generally, we’ve compiled this list to help you know which one to choose that will be right for your family.

We want to help you bring the family back to where life started – in nature, with time on a QLD farm.

When parents want to rediscover that peaceful place within and children want to enjoy the endless adventures of the bush, a farm stay these holidays attends everyone’s needs. Some farm stays even allow you to bring your family pets which add to the beauty of the childhood memories created on the Australian farm.

It is an easy thing to re-find the tranquility so foreign to the city when you discover rock lined creeks hidden beneath the trees, or spy a solitary animal resting amongst the leaf litter.

Click the titles for more detail and find a farm stay to suit you and your family. Family friendly farm stays near Brisbane awaiting your discovery…

North of Brisbane Farm Stays

Cedarton Sanctuary

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A lovely farmstay near Maleny, Cedarton Sanctuary is a great place to take your family. 100 acres, horses, cows, sheep, pigs, hens, ducks and Swagga the cat. Sleeps 10 however can easily sleep more if needed. In ground pool, tree house, the kids love collecting eggs in the morning and afternoon plus feeding the animals. 20 mins to Australia Zoo, 30 mins to Caloundra, Maleny, amazing waterfalls and a great forestry walks 15 minutes away.

Woodford Folk festival is only 10 mins away. Min 3 night stay, you can either book upstairs only or the whole house and have family and friends.

Address: 1259 Kilcoy Beerwah Rd, 4514 Cedarton, QLD

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Wittacork offers a choice of 4 cottages including the farmhouse for your family stay. Set on a high ridge that overlooks Lake Baroon and surrounding rainforests in Obi Obi Gorge national park, you will no doubt enjoy your time exploring the 300 acres of land and forests on offer.

Your family will love walking through the 2 kilometres of walking tracks, crossing creeks and finding hidden waterfalls in the process.

Children will especially love the farm animals! Milking cows, feeding time and finding some native creatures will be a great highlight. Cottages sleep 4, 5, 6 or 8 people so you can choose which accommodation type suits you best.

Address: 286 Tesch Rd, 4552 Witta, QLD

Wattle Gully Retreat, Witta

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Situated on 50 acres your family will be able to enjoy early morning walks down to the creek and waterfall, feed and pet the farm animals, milk the cows and perhaps enjoy a spot of fishing. There is also swimming in the creek, bird-watching and forest paths to follow through the property. At Wattle Gully you can choose from 2 cabins sleeping 3 and 5 guests respectively, or stay in the farmhouse which can sleep up to 14 guests.

Address: 158 Ansell Rd, Witta QLD

Brockhurst Farm Stay

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Brockhurst has a choice of 4 cabins ranging from 4-10 guests depending on your choice of cabin. Each cabin has a beautiful view and individual fire pits for a starlit night by the fire. Your family dog is also welcome to join you during your stay and your children will love feeding the horses, pony riding, and perhaps even a ride on the quad bike.

The family will thoroughly enjoy swimming in the dam or water rafting, surrounded by the beauty of the bush.

Address: 2250 Mt Mee Road, Ocean View, Queensland

Inland Farm Stays

Bestbrook Mountain Resort Farm Stays

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Bestbrook has a wide offering of 9 cabins ranging from maximum guest totals of 4-8 depending on your choice of cabin. There is also plenty of space to camp and caravan, or for large groups the on-site village bunkhouse has 20 rooms each with 3 beds.

There is plenty for the family to enjoy here with trail rides for adults and children and parent led horse rides for littlies 2-7 years. Your children will also love the wagon rides, animal feeding, butter making (to be pre-booked), yabby fishing, bush-walks and labyrinths created using native plants and local materials for an ecological walk.

Families will also be able to enjoy the restaurant/bar later on, with a walk back to the cabin under the stars…

Address: 9790 Cunningham Highway, Maryvale QLD

Destiny Boonah Eco Cottages and Donkey Farm

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Located on 200 acres of bushland you will discover 2 beautiful, eco-certified cottages. Both are solar powered and completely off the main power grid so the only footprints you will leave on the farm are those of your own two feet.

Red cottage can host up to 7 people while Green cottage can host up to 4. This property is located on the scenic rim which is visible from the front of the cottages as the beginnings of a lush green mountain range.

There are many animals roaming freely on the farm as it is a dedicated space for animal conservation so children will be able to enjoy the beauty of life in all its phases. If you would like to see the donkeys and learn more about them you can book in to visit them at the stables.

Address: 701 Boonah Rathdowney Rd, Wallaces Creek QLD

The Woolshed at Jondaryan

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There are a large selection of stays to suit your family at The Woolshed with shearer’s quarters sleeping 5 people per room, cottages and cabins ranging from maximums of 2-6 guests, and camping/caravan sites across the property with both powered and unpowered available.

The property is home to a heritage-listed woolshed which is also the oldest and largest in the world at over 150 years of age. There is plenty to do here with an onsite museum, café/restaurant, animals to feed, shearing, horse and cart rides, an open fire pit and bush kitchen.

Once a month the owners host an old time dance at the Flagstone Creek Public Hall, also located on the property. The added bonus is that your family dog can come and enjoy the experience too and the kids will love playing in the paddocks and searching for bubbling brooks in the bush.

Address: 264 Jondaryan-Evanslea Road, Jondaryan, Queensland,

Fordsdale Farm Stay

Fordsdale offers their farmhouse with room for a maximum of 10 people or ‘bush camping’ in your choice of location across the 1000 acre property. The kids will get a real feel for what life is like in the bush as they play in the creek, walk down wild tracks and check out the roaming animals such as goats and horses.

If you like the camping experience this is an inexpensive option for a great farm stay. Horse riding packages are also available and your family dog is welcome alongside your own horse (if you have one.) Otherwise, enjoy a ride on one of Fordsdale’s well-kept horses and enjoy the scent of fresh air.

Address: 171 Wagners Rd, Fordsdale, Queensland

South of Brisbane Farm Stays

Cedar Glen Farm Stay

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This historic farm stay is located on 1050 acres. It is a 4th generation farm in the ‘lost world,’ within the Lamington National Park. Take your pick from 3 cottages or stay in the homestead which houses from 2 to 8+ guests at a time. Your family will love feeding the animals, egg collecting, cow milking, swimming, playing tennis on the courts, horse riding and river-fishing.

They can also get involved in whip cracking and boomerang throwing lessons, or take a ride up to the top of the nearby mountain by 4WD to enjoy the view by twilight. Families can also be fully catered for with delicious fresh produce meal packages on offer.

Address: 3338 Kerry Rd, Beaudesert, Queensland

Read our detailed review here.

Echo Valley Farm Cottage

Echo Valley Farm Cottage – Springbrook

Your family won’t want to leave this 180-acre historic working farm in Springbrook. With horses, goats, sheep, calves and wide open spaces to roam, Echo Valley Farm Cottage is an absolute gem. Best of all it’ll give your family a time to explore and appreciate the beauty of farm life.

Echo Valley Farm Cottage is very close to World Heritage Springbrook National Park, which is part of the Gondwana Rainforest. So if incredible waterfalls and stunning landscape is your thing, you’ve hit the jackpot.

Your hosts Rozie and David are also incredibly generous of time and spirit and aren’t intrusive. The accommodation is also very comfortable and spacious.

Address: 157 Forest Springs Goomburra Rd, Goomburra QLD

Read our detailed review here.

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm Stay

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Tommerup’s is a 6th generation dairy farm which is still going strong. The littlies will be able to enjoy milking cows, feeding animals, collecting eggs, farm walks, fishing, picnics by the creeks and rivers, and enjoying the freedom of farm life.

There is a cottage to house 7-9 guests or you can stay in the old homestead which fits 10-12 people.

Address: 2142 Kerry Road, Kerry, Scenic Rim, Queensland.

Clandullah Cottages and Farm Stay

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There are 4 cottages to choose from at Clandullah with maximum guest numbers ranging from 3-6 per residence.

Here you will enjoy real ‘country hospitality’ from the self-contained cottages dappled across the property. The newly renovated Abbotsford Barn is available for large parties or functions with space for a band. The bar too will be ready for service all at the base of Mt Tambourine.

Your little ones will enjoy feeding the animals, collecting eggs, cuddling furry creatures, admiring the peacocks and native animals as they roam freely about the farm, and even visiting nearby ‘Witches Falls,’ ‘hanggliding’ for the older kids, and perhaps some hot air ballooning.

Address: 312 Boyland Road, Boyland, Qld

Looking for a farm you can visit on a day trip?

There are lots of wonderful baby animal farms near Brisbane for kids to experience. Check out our Local’s Guide to Petting Zoos in Brisbane!

White Ridge Farm is a great option and it’s only five minutes drive from Caboolture.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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