Lillydale Farmstay is officially among Australia’s best accommodation providers.
The Rathdowney farmstay was recently named on the Star Ratings Australia’s Gold List of Aussie accommodation.
Lillydale received the award for Best Overall Guest Experiences for hosted accommodation in the Gold Coast region. The award is decided based only on guest reviews and votes.
The Gold List of Australian Accommodation compiles reviews of star-rated properties from hundreds of websites, including Expedia, Facebook, booking.com and Google, to find the best accommodation as rated by travellers.
Lillydale is a 4.5 star AAA-rated property that has been open to guests since 2000.
The Hardgrave family welcomes visitors to their family farm and shares a range of authentic experiences with guests, including feeding the animals, horse riding, fishing and exploring the scenic property.
Pam Hardgrave says being able to introduce guests to their amazing lifestyle is rewarding.
“By opening our doors they get an appreciation for what goes into producing a meal from start to finish. They help in our vegetable garden and help us care for the animals. It really provides an experience, not just a holiday.”