Discover your inner farmer and have an authentic farm stay experience in the Scenic Rim, just one hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The Scenic Rim is home to some amazing farmers, who open their farm gate and invite visitors to feed the animals, milk the cows, meet the camels and pick the vegetables.
The whole family will love visiting these farms. And of course, there are heaps more accommodation options in the Scenic Rim including cabins and cottages, more farm stays, camping or glamping and B&B’s.
Visit this sixth-generation dairy farm in the spectacular Lost World and take a hands-on farm to fridge journey of your milk. Help Farmer Dave milk the cows, Farmer Kay feed the heritage pigs, wrangle the goats, calves and chooks and stock-up on some take-home goodies from the farm larder.
Stay in one of two restored historic homesteads on the property.
Cows milked by robots? Yes really. This automated dairy uses milking robots to allow the cows to be milked at anytime of the day, whenever they feel like it. Farmer Gregie and the Dennis family lead regular farm tours of the milking shed and the on-farm bottling factory. Bring an esky and go home with some Scenic Rim 4Real Milk, cheese and yoghurt.
Lillydale is one of the Scenic Rim’s most established farm stays. The Hardgrave family welcomes visitors to their eco-cabins and homestead on their working farm in the beautiful Mt Barney region. While you’re on the farm you can join in animal feeding, collect the chicken eggs, learn how to milk cows, visit the dinosaur cave, test yourself in the maze and go for a horse ride.
- Ayton Chicken Farm
Visit this pastured produce farm which follows the Joel Salatin method of regenerative production. Farmers Kathy and Rod O’Connell will share their vision and farming philosophies as you chat at their farm shop. The guard geese Genghis, Harry and Houdini keep the chooks safe and are big characters.
They open their farm shop on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 10am – 12pm.
- Summer Land Camel Farm
This is the Scenic Rim’s newest farm attraction and will open your eyes to these beautiful creatures. The camels are rescued from the wild in central Australia and brought to the Harrisville farm to enter the dairy herd. While you’re here see, the camels being milked in the dairy, try the milk, the ice-cream and go home with some hand and body products made from camel milk. Stay for coffee in the on-farm café.
- Naughty Little Kids
Farmer Nathan will introduce you to his wonderful world of goats. His farm is at Peak Crossing, a short drive from Ipswich, and is home to more than 100 goats – including 40 babies (kids). When you visit you can feed the babies their bottles, try the milk and the gelato made from goat’s milk, plus learn all about goats. Did you know goats really love watermelon?
Carolyn Davidson knows and loves sheep and she shares her passion with visitors to her farm, situated near Beaudesert. Carolyn runs regular cheese making workshops, as well as farm tours, where you can cuddle the sheep and lambs and learn how she makes her beautiful cheeses based on sheep’s milk. Her cheese is on the menu at some of Queensland’s leading restaurants. And yes there will be taste tests!
- Mount Tamborine Organic Garden
Adam Willson is an agronomist and horticulturist who has advised clients on organics and composting in Northern Iraq, Romania, and China. Adam and Mayjune established their organic garden on Tamborine Mountain in 2011 and now sell organic fruit and vegetables direct to customers from their farm gate and online. Delivery is also offered. His garden was modelled on an 1895 Paris market garden and customers receive their produce within 48-hours of harvest.
- Greenlee Macadamia and Honey Farm
When you stay at Greenlee Farm Cottages you can relax on this scenic Canungra macadamia and honey farm and sample the produce from the comfort of your cottage. Robyn and Paul Lee enjoy sharing their taste of farm life with visitors. Walk through the macadamia orchard and learn more about how the Lee family grows, picks and packs macadamias and honey. Guests can order a basket of local goodies for breakfast and dinner and yes both will feature macadamias and honey!
The whole family will be kept busy during your stay at Milford Country Cottages.
You can feed the cows, calves, chicken, and horse; build your own camp fire and cook your own delicious camp oven while watching the sun go down.
Your hosts, John and Lyn McLean, offer a country escape, with affordable and quality accommodation in fully self-contained 2 bedroom cottages.
This property is perfect for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway, and is ideal for families to relax and explore. The 40 acres also has a collection of heritage horse drawn implements for you to explore.