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Rancho Relaxo: The Best Farm Stays in QLD

Break away from the crowds and go off-grid with a little rural adventure to one of the best farm stays in QLD.

Bloodwood Cabin

Itching for a getaway that will instantly relax you? There’s nothing quite like a farm stay to take your worries away as you wind down, surrounded by nature and the simple life. We’ve found a range of farm stays in Queensland from rustic to luxe, so there’s something for every style, budget and occasion. Don't worry, whip cracking and cattle mustering are most definitely optional!

Whether you’re keen to downsize and decompress in a tiny home or explore more of Australia’s outback farm lifestyle, we’ve sourced the best farm stays in QLD to book for your next holiday.

Paradise Country Farmstay

Paradise Country Farmstay

Ready to enter a paradise state of mind? Book a long weekend away at this farm stay in Queensland! Opt for a cosy camping or van experience, or book a beautifully furnished eco tent for a seamless holiday escape.

Not only will you get to meet some adorable farm animals (meet and greet experiences can be booked with cows, chickens and kangaroos) on your farm stay, but you’ll also be treated to some seriously scenic surroundings. Paradise Country is quite unique in that they have a restaurant and café on-site, so your every need is well and truly covered.

Production Drive, Oxenford

Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages

Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages

Nothing could be sweeter than a private country cottage in the Noosa Hinterland. This farm stay in Queensland is an award-winning eco-retreat and sanctuary, set on thirty acres of private land. Surrounded by lush greenery and trees, the panoramic mountain views provide a breathtaking backdrop to your next escape.

292 Pomona Kin Kin Road, Pomona

Mayan Farm

Easily the best farm stay in QLD for a luxe escape is Mayan Farm. Set on 100 acres in the Noosa Hinterland alongside the Kin Kin River and home to sustainable luxury villas like no other, Mayan Farm is a popular destination for those seeking to escape the rat race.

The villas are constructed from rammed earth and reclaimed materials like railway sleepers and timbers from the original slab hut building on the property. Cattle and horses roam the property while the farm operates around you, so you can enjoy the buzz of activity on the working farm while you relax in your comfortable quarters.

342 Sister Tree Creek Road, Kin Kin

Tiny Farm House On The Hill

Experience a Queensland farm stay and a tiny house stay all in one, with the Tiny Farm House On The Hill! Enjoy the 180-degree views of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and watch the miniature cows, sheep & alpacas from the windows of your minimalist tiny home away from home.

The perfect stay for a couples getaway to disconnect, all whilst leaving a lesser environmental footprint with this eco-friendly accommodation. Dine under the stars and enjoy some of the seasonal organic farm fruit, veggies and herbs as you unwind in one of QLD’s best farm stays.


Bloodwood Cabin

This farm stay isn't mucking around! Bloodwood Cabin is set within a 20,000-acre working cattle farm. But don't think that means you'll be slumming it! Set out with everything you need, it's back to basics - but it's anything but basic.

Think fresh local produce that you can cook up under the night sky, gorgeous linen bedding and a bath under the stars. Enjoy long bushwalks around the gorgeous natural bushland where you'll likely spot cattle, horses, wallabies and kangaroos among the other native critters. Bloodwood is entirely sustainable and eco-friendly and you couldn’t find a better farm stay in QLD to escape the city’s noise.

Bloodwood Cabin, Rawbelle QLD

Skyline Farmhouse

Located in the idyllic Scenic Rim this sprawling homestead sleeps 16 guests and is set on 755 acres of lush farmland. Enjoy 360-degree views while you laze by Skyline Farmhouse's gorgeous pool or take a wander down to visit the property's alpacas, chickens, sheep and cattle.

Skyline offers the perfect mix of authentic farm stay with a luxury feel, with their comfortable fresh and modern accommodation. Then head out and explore the best of the local food and produce scene in this stunning region. This is the perfect spot for relaxing and unwinding with your nearest and dearest on your next farm stay escape in QLD.

Rosevale, QLD

Cedar Glen Farmstay

Cedar Glen Farmstay

Round up your Saddle Club pals and stay in the gorgeous Scenic Rim at Cedar Glen Farmstay. Cedar Glen is the best farm stay in QLD to book if you’re especially outdoorsy or adventurous because there’s just so much to do here.

With activities a-plenty like whip-cracking, trail rides, and guided cave hikes, you’ll make the most of your visit without having to lift a finger to plan. There are a variety of accommodation packages to choose from, ranging from cottages to the homestead, all allowing you to drink in views of the stunning Lamington National Park that surrounds the 1020-acre property.

3338 Kerry Road, Beaudesert

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm

Find a breath of fresh air at one of the best farm stays in QLD. Offering a real working farm experience, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm calls the stunning Scenic Rim home. The Tommerup’s team prides itself on offering genuine country hospitality and creating memorable experiences like no other!

There are only two guest houses on the property, so you’ll have total privacy to relax and you can opt to join the daily farm activities like milking the cows or feeding the farm animals.

2142 Kerry Road, Kerry

Cadaghi's Cabin

Cadaghi’s Cabin

Cadaghi’s Cabin is a wonderful retreat from your everyday life, but don’t just take it from us. Superhost Stephanie was a finalist in the 2022 Host Of The Year in the Airbnb Host Awards - so you know you’re in capable hands at one of the best farm stays in QLD.

You’ll enter via a private driveway, and you’re welcome to explore the property and visit the friendly farm animals, including Taco the pony. There’s also an outdoor firepit with firewood and marshmallows provided. The cabin is cool and cosy and has the perfect deck to enjoy wine and cheese on in the afternoons.

Sitchu Tip: This cabin is a short drive to the renowned Spirit House Restaurant, so make sure you make a reservation to dine in advance!

Ninderry, Queensland

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

Wittacork Dairy Cottages

If you’re looking for a home among the gum trees, Wittacork Dairy Cottages are a wonderful place to stay! This working dairy farm is surrounded by acres of pristine rainforest and also adjoins Lake Baroon and the popular Kondalilla National Park. The cottages are self-contained with beautiful views, and you can explore the surroundings on one of the many walking trails.

Located in Maleny, this stunning rainforest-surrounded farm stay is one of the best in Queensland to visit for an authentic farm experience. You can collect eggs, tour the dairy, feed the goats and pigs or even bottle-feed a calf! Pack your gumboots and get ready to have a wonderful time at this farm stay accommodation in Queensland.

286 Tesch Road, Maleny

Best Farm Stays Near Queensland - Northern NSW

Mavis’s Kitchen & Farm Stay

Mavis’s Kitchen & Farm Stay

For an utterly wholesome escape, head to Mavis’ Kitchen to stay in one of the serene cabins on-site. Whilst this accommodation is not in Queensland, it’s a short drive over the border and well worth including in our guide to the best farm stays! There are several cabins to choose from, ranging from the spacious Farm House that houses up to 12 guests, to the secluded Secret Cabin or romantic Couples Retreat cabin.

The gorgeous gardens are thriving with fresh fruit, herbs and produce that are used in the kitchen, or available for purchase in the form of preserves, pickles and more! Friendly and well-behaved dogs are also welcome at the farm stay, provided they stay on their leash when you explore the garden and surrounds.

64 Mount Warning Road, Uki, NSW

Heartwood Cabin Farmstay

Heartwood Cabin Farmstay

Surround yourself with nature at the Heartwood Cabin Farmstay. Set against a horizon of native trees, this newly constructed cabin provides an elevated country escape, likened to staying in a modern treehouse! Technically this one is over the border in the Tweed Valley, but it’s worth the extra drive.

Drink in views of magnificent Mount Wollumbin, with ocean views to the East, as you wind down on the verandah, or even soak in the outdoor hot and cold bathtub - the perfect spot to watch the sun go down with a cup of tea or glass of bubbles. Set on a 100-acre property, you can also visit the friendly goats and Muscovy ducks that call Heartwood home.

Burringbar, NSW

Feeling ready to pack your bags and escape to the countryside after reading this list? Same here! Check out our guide to the best wineries around Queensland to add to your itinerary, or check off some bucket list items with these must-visit destinations in the outback!

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