My Pick on Top Farm Stays on the Sunshine Coast for 2023

Escape to the lush landscapes and tranquil pastures of the Sunshine Coast, where a unique farm stay experience awaits you. Immerse yourself in the rustic charm and serene beauty of the countryside, all while being a stone’s throw away from some of the region’s most popular attractions. From the pristine beaches of Noosa and the vibrant markets of Eumundi, to the breathtaking views from the Glass House Mountains, our curated list of top farm stay accommodations offers the perfect blend of rural tranquility and convenient access to the Sunshine Coast’s must-see destinations. So, pack your bags and prepare to unwind in the heart of nature, where the pace is slower, the air is fresher, and the experiences are richer.

1. Thirlestane Farm Cottage & Barn

Thirlestane Farm Cottage & Barn

Thirlestane Farm, nestled in the peaceful rolling hills of the Sunshine Coast, offers a quintessential farm stay experience. The property features a charming farm workers cottage and a newly built barn, providing guests with a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Located close to the township of Cooroy and just 20 minutes from the stunning beaches of Noosa Shire, Thirlestane Farm is the perfect destination for those seeking a blend of country charm and coastal beauty. The farm is also available for private hire, making it an ideal venue for small, intimate celebrations and functions.

Address: 85 Evans Rd, Cooroy QLD 4563
Phone: 0424 302 444

2. Sixty6 Acres Sunshine Coast farmstay

Nestled in a secluded valley on sixty-six acres, Sixty6 Acres offers a picturesque farm stay experience, blending country luxury with a homely feel, perfect for families, couples, and groups of friends. Situated in the heart of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, just off the Bruce Highway and a stone’s throw from the iconic Big Pineapple, it’s an ideal spot to unwind, rejuvenate, and immerse yourself in the region’s best attractions. Guests can search for platypus in the creek, relax with a book on the deck, or interact with the friendly resident miniature horses, cows, donkeys, and sheep. Perfectly positioned between the bush and the beach, Sixty6 Acres invites you to enjoy a weekend getaway or extend your stay to fully explore the stunning coastline and hinterland.

Address: Walden Rd, Woombye QLD 4559
Phone: 0431 485 325

3. Blackwattle Farm

Blackwattle Farm

Blackwattle Farm, nestled at the base of the stunning Glasshouse Mountains in Beerwah, spans across 20 acres and offers a unique farm stay experience on the Sunshine Coast. Just 10 minutes from the renowned Australia Zoo and 30 minutes from the region’s beautiful hinterlands and sandy beaches, it’s an ideal getaway spot. The farm, with its sustainable approach, houses a variety of animals and organic produce. Guests can choose from cozy tiny houses or a spacious cabin, all fully self-contained. During the stay, guests are encouraged to engage in farm activities like feeding animals, collecting fresh eggs, and harvesting organic produce. A delightful breakfast, featuring farm-fresh honey and homemade jams, awaits every morning. For a memorable farm experience and a taste of country life, Blackwattle Farm is the place to be.

Address: 123 Old Peachester Rd, Beerwah QLD 4519
Phone: 0408 536 815

4. Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay

Clandulla Cottages & Farmstay

Clandulla Cottages, set in Queensland’s picturesque Scenic Rim region, offers a unique and authentic farm experience for families, just an hour’s drive from Brisbane or Gold Coast. Hosted by Matt and Nambok Howard, the farmstay provides a perfect family holiday destination to escape the city, immerse in nature, relax, and create lasting memories. Guests can experience the joy of hand-feeding friendly farm animals and gather around a bonfire to toast marshmallows under the starry sky. The accommodation includes the popular Banksia cottage, family-friendly Bluegum suite, charming Bottlebrush cottage, and cozy Wattle suite, each offering comfort and beautiful views

Address: 312 Boyland Rd, Boyland QLD 4275
Phone: 0497 772 134

5. Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages

Noosa Avalon Farm Cottages

Noosa Avalon Cottages, nestled in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland on the Sunshine Coast, offers a tranquil farmstay experience on 30 private acres. The fully self-contained holiday accommodation is perfect for families, honeymooners, romance seekers, and business groups. Guests can immerse themselves in the eco-friendly environment, with stunning mountain views and an abundance of wildlife, including kangaroos and a variety of bird species. The property is close to Lake Cootharaba, Cooroy, Pomona, and Eumundi, providing easy access to national parks, walking and horse riding trails, Eumundi markets, art galleries, museums, and more. The cottages are child and pet-friendly, ensuring a memorable stay for all.

Address: 292 Pomona Kin Kin Rd, Pomona QLD 4568
Phone: 0419 719 941

6. Seven Peaks Farm Stay

Seven Peaks Farm Stay

Seven Peaks Farm Stay is a beautiful retreat nestled on a 34-acre property, offering six cozy cabins for a perfect midweek escape or weekend getaway. Located at the gateway to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the majestic Glasshouse Mountains, guests can immerse themselves in nature, with walking trails, mountain climbing, 4×4 tracks, waterfalls, and scenic drives all at their doorstep. The nearby quaint towns provide boutique shopping, art galleries, cafes, award-winning restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Plus, the stunning coastal towns of the Sunshine Coast are just a 15-minute drive away, perfect for those craving a beach day.

Address: 191 Old Peachester Rd, Beerwah QLD 4519
Phone: 0435 721 454

7. Yabbaloumba Retreat

Yabbaloumba Retreat

Yabbaloumba Retreat is a delightful 200-acre working farm that boasts four luxurious private cottages, each perched on a hill overlooking a stunning 200-meter lake. Guests can mingle with the farm’s friendly cattle, sheep, guinea fowl, and geese, who are always ready for a photo op! The retreat offers a range of activities, including private swimming holes on Booloumba Creek, fishing, bird watching, and walking tracks. Conveniently located just 6km from Kenilworth, Yabbaloumba Retreat is the perfect base for couples looking to explore the property and indulge in local delicacies, including the famous Kenilworth cheese.

Address: 118 Booloumba Creek Rd, Cambroon QLD 4552
Phone: (07) 5446 0787

8. Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages

Nestled atop the rolling hills of Pinbarren Valley, Rosecliffe Boutique Farm Cottages offers a picturesque getaway on a private 93-acre property with sweeping views of the ocean and Noosa Hinterland. Guests can choose from four bespoke, pet-friendly accommodations, each brimming with charm. The farm features daily animal feedings, a magnificent infinity waterfall pool, and access to the Noosa Trail Network for hiking and biking. With charming Hinterland villages and beautiful Noosa beaches nearby, Rosecliffe is the perfect Sunshine Coast retreat.

Address: 171 Ewarts Rd, Cooran QLD 4569
Phone: 0419 855 283

Harvesting Memories from the Countryside

And there you have it! A farm stay isn’t just a place to rest your head; it’s a rich tapestry of experiences that touches your soul. Whether it’s the crowing of the rooster serving as your natural alarm clock, the golden hues of the sunset bathing the fields, or the panoramic views of rolling hills and grazing cattle that leave you breathless, a farm stay accommodation is your passport to a world far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. In the lush, diverse landscapes of the Sunshine Coast, this experience takes on an added layer of charm, inviting you to step back in time, connect with nature, and rediscover the simpler pleasures of life.

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