Where best to hay-cation – 15 fabulous country farm stays within the Scenic Rim

15 Jul 2023
6 mins read
Find your fabulous country Farm Stay within the Scenic Rim

Pack your bags, the Scenic Rim's favourite country farm stays are calling.

Does your holiday bucket-list include wide-open spaces with sweeping mountain views, rolling fields, brilliant country sunsets and a twinkling canopy of stars? You’re not alone! Searches for holiday homes in some of Australia’s top rural locations nearly doubled in 2023 alone.

Lucky for you, the Scenic Rim is full of stunning farming properties where you, your family and  friends can book in for a tranquil country experience, connect with real farmers and farm animals,  jump in boots ‘n’ all to farm life or just relax in the beautiful surrounds of the Scenic Rim.

Pack your bags for your next ‘hay-cation’ in the Scenic Rim, our favourite country farm stays are calling.

Grab the kids and jump into farm life boots 'n' all at a country farm stay within the Scenic Rim

Great country farm stays for close encounters with life on the farm

Grab the kids and jump into farm life boots’n’all at these family-friendly Scenic Rim farm stays.

Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
Nestled in the enchanting Kerry Valley, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm beckons with an authentic farm stay experience on their sixth-generation working dairy farm. Here, you’ll find the best Scenic Rim trilogy of people, produce and place, as you learn about life on a dairy farm, with jersey cow milking and animal feeding. And better yet, when you stay on this beautiful property in their historic Homestead cottage, you can take advantage of its uber peaceful setting, explore the farm’s fields, creek-side picnic spots and waterholes, or curl up on the deck or by the fire to watch the world go by. Don’t miss the chance for a real paddock-to-plate experience by visiting their farm larder for delicious produce fresh from the farm.

Cedar Glen Farmstay
Enjoy genuine country living on a real working farm at the historic Cedar Glen Farmstay, where urban scenes are replaced with rolling green fields, awe-inspiring rugged peaks your choice of four Queenslander-style houses with an historic charm that takes you back to simpler times. Here you’ll share their 1,050 acres with horses, cattle, pigs, sheep, ducks, peacocks, alpacas, donkeys, camels and chickens. During your stay, tick animal encounters off the farm stay checklist by taking the alpacas out for a walk and joining the staff on their daily feeding sessions. Pick up a new party trick with a boomerang throwing and whip-cracking session, or burn off the holiday calories with a guided cave hike.

Clandulla Cottages And Farmstay
Featuring authentic rural country charm, Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay, at the foot of Tamborine Mountain, is a working property with luxury suites and is particularly family-friendly. Begin your day in the barn with a continental breakfast before spending time fussing over baby animals or chilling out underneath a shady tree in a quiet corner of the gorgeous property. Accommodation here is self-contained, with four different cottages to choose from.

Eighteen Mile Cottage and Homestead
Prepare for a double dose of tranquillity when you book in to the Eighteen Mile cottage or homestead. Found in the stunning Lost World of the Scenic Rim, and surrounded by the rolling paddocks of the owner’s working beef cattle farm, here you’ll love watching the farm work in action during your stay, wandering the surrounding area, exploring the magical Christmas Creek valley, swimming or rock hopping at the nearby river, and cranking the campfire up for toasty nights under the stars.

Looking for more ideas?
For more authentic experiences of life on the farm, check out Croftby Hills Farmstay, the Yalbaroo Scenic Rim Retreat or Stay at Kirro where your horse can come to stay too, and the Shire and Clydesdale Farm Stay to enjoy watching their magnificent rare shire horses with their foals, or visit Farm Stays in the Scenic Rim.

Great country farm stays with wide open spaces for peace and tranquility

Ah, the serenity! Searching for the perfect, tranquil break in the country? Look no further than these stunning Scenic Rim farm stays.

Greenlee Cottages
Nestled against the backdrop of a working macadamia orchard, at Greenlee Cottages you can relax and immerse yourself in nature. With four welcoming, contemporary cottages to choose from, days here need no itinerary; unwind your way, whether that’s stretching out on the deck offering rolling views of Canungra Valley, opening your favourite book under the macadamia trees, taking a tour of the local wineries, or embarking on a hike in the nearby Lamington and Tamborine National Parks. Nights are just as comfortable as your days, spent curled up by the wood fire. Did we mention this accommodation has its own ‘lazy river’ running through it for warm-weather fun?

Farmstay The Bluff
Looking for the perfect quiet country escape for you and your friends? Look no further than Farmstay The Bluff in the stunning Cainbable Valley of the Scenic Rim’s Lost World. Set on a 50 acre active regenerative beef cattle farm, in this well-appointed farmhouse you’ll find all the space and solitude you crave to relax in style and take in the valley views, along with modern comforts such as air-conditioning and Starlink internet access and perfect spaces for catching up with friends in the spacious indoor entertaining areas or around the outdoor firepit.

Skyline Farmhouse
Take comfort to the next level when you and your friends settle into Skyline Farmhouse, a spacious modern homestead in Rosevale that blends luxury with the serene Scenic Rim countryside. Situated on 755 acres of lush farmland, the 360-degree panoramic views around your soon-to-be second home are just as enchanting as the house’s many indoor and outdoor amenities. When you’re not admiring the views or visiting the resident alpacas and other farm animals, you’ll find it hard not to indulge in a refreshing dip in the pool, unwind in the soothing spa, or gather around the fire pit with your favourite local brew or wine.

Olive View Estate
Say ‘Olive View’ slowly enough and you’ll hear, “I love you”. And this is what guests staying in Olive View Estate’s beautifully modernised Queenslander whisper as they admire the view across the property’s magnificent heritage olive grove. Found just five minutes’ drive from Boonah and Kalbar, Olive View Estate’s cottage serves as the perfect base to explore the country, sample local foodie-finds or browse Scenic Rim’s country markets before you return to take a dip in the pool in summer or cosy up around the wood burning fire in winter.

Lost World River Retreat
Located on the banks of the Albert River, Lost World River Retreat is a luxurious, self-contained, two-bedroom guesthouse catering for up to six people in air-conditioned comfort. Spend lazy days relaxing by the pool, exploring the many private waterholes where you can swim or picnic immersed in nature, and stargazing by the fire at night. Peacocks, Chickens, Ducks, Guinea Fowl and Turkeys provide entertainment as they free-range the property by day, and there are friendly goats to feed.

Looking for more ideas?
Find more peaceful Scenic Rim farm stay experiences at Worendo Cottages, Country Mile Escape, Vanbery Cottage Host Farm, Stay at KirroDownunder Farmstay, Mystery Mountain Farmstay, or visit Farm Stays in the Scenic Rim.