Craving to escape the fast-paced big city life? Or just want to relax in a lush hinterland setting?
Then you need to check out these stunning farm stays near the Gold Coast.
Whether you’re an avid caravaner or a solitude-seeking city slicker, we’ve found the perfect base for your next rural escape.
Paradise Country Farm Experience
Over in Oxenford, this family-friendly eco-resort offers comfy safari-style eco tents (some with ensuite bathrooms) and scenic RV campsites. While there’s no camp kitchen, an on-site restaurant and café cover the catering logistics.
More of a country-style theme park than a secluded farm stay, the site has a sizeable zoo and shearing shed, plus a daily stock horse show. Entry comes included with some Village Roadshow passes, making it a popular pit stop for families on a theme park tour.
Gold Coast Tree Houses
Keen for a tree change?
These petite three-storey sustainable homes sit among towering gums to set a blissful scene. A flock of adorable waddling ducks—and other critters like sheep, alpaca, and peacocks—roam the tranquil estate.
Located a stone’s throw from Springbrook National Park, it’s a great base for outdoor exploration.
Mystery Mountain Farm Stay
About 50 minutes from Surfers Paradise, Mystery Mountain offers an education-focused farm stay for groups of 20 or more. The gorgeous 55-acre plot houses a hundred-year-old homestead and a gaggle of curious barnyard animals.
With cosy bunk-style quarters and engaging rural activities, it’s a brilliant choice for corporate retreats, school camps, and weddings.
Ingleside Stud Farm Retreat
This gorgeous working stud farm sits on a 12-acre pastoral plot in the Tallebudgera Valley, just 15 minutes drive from Burleigh Heads. Despite its proximity to the city, the peaceful property feels worlds away. Guests can enjoy a slice of country life by collecting eggs, picking fruit, and grooming the steeds.
Accommodation is in a fully-renovated three-bedroom cottage with all the essential mod cons. The elevated dining hut is ideal for a scenic evening meal.
Bend of the River (Accommodation & Agistment)
Mere minutes from Burleigh Beach, this charming homestead straddles a bend in the tranquil Tallebudgera River. Hardwood interiors and endearing old-world antiques hark back to a more elegant past.
The verdant 15-acre plot is chock full of leafy trees and organic fruit orchards to enhance the quaint countryside vibe.
Located on a Canungra macadamia farm, this gorgeous cottage property showcases the splendour of the Scenic Rim. Four chic whitewashed abodes sleep two to four guests. Each comes with a wood deck balcony to sip bubbly while soaking up those spellbinding Canungra views.
Bushwalkers will appreciate the proximity to Lamington and Tamborine national parks.
Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay
Just beyond Tamborine Mountain, Clandulla is a family-friendly farm stay home to an array of cute barnyard animals. The little ones love cuddling the furry creatures, while the whole family will enjoy toasting marshmallows around the campfire come nightfall.
Guests overnight in one of four self-contained vintage cottages, each with a balcony for wrap-around views.
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We’ve covered the best farm stays near the Gold Coast so you can plan an idyllic country escape.
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