If you’re tired of the big city life, treat yourself to one of these stunning farm stays in the Scenic Rim.
An easy drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, this lush rainforest region is peppered with picturesque properties. Savvy Scenic Rim farmers have opened up their acreages to give stressed-out city-dwellers a serene nature escape.
Breath-taking views, cute barnyard animals, and warm country hospitality await at these five Scenic Rim farm stays.
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
Spanning 200 gorgeous acres in the Kerry Valley, this six-generation working dairy farm houses a huge herd of adorable cows. Other barnyard favourites like chickens, sheep and pigs will keep the kids amused for days. Eager guests can get hands-on with the farmyard chores, milking the cows and collecting eggs from the chicken roost.
Camping is available on a picturesque paddock overlooking the tranquil Albert River. If you’d rather hunker down indoors, the family rents out rooms in their original 1888 homestead plus a petite nearby cottage.
Cedar Glen Farmstay
This century-old cattle farm is a paradise for hippophiles. The horse-loving owners have been living off the land since 1888 but only recently turned it into an ad-hoc equestrian space. Treks and lessons take place throughout the stunning 1050-acre plot. In addition, experienced riders can opt to canter through nearby Lamington National Park.
For non-horsey types, bushwalking, boomerang throwing, whip cracking, and damper roasting ensure you never get bored. Four unique country-style cottages offer a cosy place to lay your head.
Foodies adore this Lost World Valley property, where native ingredients and local produce fuel the Wild Lime Cooking School. Learn to create hearty country-style cuisine during this engaging four-hour culinary course. Then, devour it all while gazing over the valley during a decadent three-course lunch.
But it’s not just about stuffing your gob. From feeding livestock to river kayaking and fishing for bass in the creek, a broad range of complimentary on-site activities appeals to young and old. Accommodation is with the family in the historic Worendo Homestead or the secluded Wild Lime Cottage.
Seaview Farm Retreat
Nuzzling a picturesque Tamborine Mountain hilltop, this quaint country escape affords epic sea views. The same family has run the farm for over one hundred years, and cattle still roam throughout the pretty patch of paradise.
Seclusion-seeking couples love its luxurious self-contained villas. Each features a crackling fireplace and bubbling hot tub, perfect for cosying up on a crisp mountain night. Wake up to a freshly-baked homemade breakfast hamper to savour on your scenic veranda.
Nestled in the Scenic Rim’s western edge, this Great Dividing Range farm stay is perfect for a rugged mountain getaway. Undulating hills envelop its cute cottages, while rustic bush camps straddle the meandering Gap Creek.
The owners offer a slew of true blue activities, from whip-cracking sessions to horse-riding lessons and damper cook-offs on the campfire. Unlike some other farm stays, dog owners are welcome to bring their four-legged friends.
Savour Scenic Rim Viniculture with Kiff & Culture
You’ve found the most idyllic farm stays in the Scenic Rim. Now it’s time to guzzle the region’s sublime high-altitude wine.
Our Tamborine Mountain Wine & Dine tour visits three renowned local wineries in one epicurean adventure. So come sip top-shelf vino, nibble creamy charcuterie, and devour a lazy three-course lunch with us.