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Embrace Country Living: Top Aussie Farm Stay Experiences

Live Your Best Farmer Life!

As the latest season of Farmer Wants a Wife Australia gears up to captivate our screens once again, there’s no denying the allure of the rustic and idyllic farm life.

While the show may offer a glimpse into the romantic journeys of our favourite farmers, many of us are left dreaming of our own countryside retreats, complete with rolling hills, fresh country air, and a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

But who says you need to be on a reality TV show to experience the magic of farm life? Australia is dotted with charming farm-stays that offer a slice of rural paradise, and the best part is that many of these hidden gems are available to book on Airbnb.

Whether you’re planning a family getaway, a girls’ weekend, or a much-needed digital detox, there’s a farm stay out there waiting to help you live your best farmer life – no actual farmer required (though a pair of gumboots might come in handy!).

We’re rounding up some of the most enchanting farm-stays across Australia. From cozy cottages nestled in vineyards to sprawling properties on working farms, we’ve curated a list of destinations that promise to deliver an authentic farm experience, tailored to suit every kind of traveller.

So, grab your sun hat, pack your overnight bag, and join us as we explore the best farm stays in Australia to visit in 2024. 

Best Australian Farm Stays to Book in 2024

Best Farm Stays NSW

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Our Tiny Farm Escape, Cooranbong

From $246 a night 

Discover tranquillity at this tiny home in Cooranbong, nestled on a 300-acre working farm just 1 ½ hours from Sydney. This luxury off-grid Tiny Home offers rustic charm with modern comforts, surrounded by fields, cows, horses, and friendly farm animals.

Enjoy a stone outdoor bath on the deck, bright interiors with farm views, and a well-equipped kitchen. Retreat to the cozy sleeping loft via designer stairs, where a skylight invites stargazing.

Immerse yourself in farm life, explore scenic walking tracks, and visit nearby historic sites and gardens. 

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The Machinery Shed, Blackheath

From $892 a night 

Experience one of Australia’s top wish-listed Airbnb’s at Logan Brae Retreats, nestled on a picturesque Apple Orchard just outside the Blue Mountains. The beautifully restored Machinery Shed offers a romantic getaway with fairy light-adorned ceilings, stunning mountain views, and unique treetop bathtubs for ultimate relaxation.

Enjoy indoor/outdoor fire pits while exploring the orchard, secret lookout, and meeting the ever-friendly Maremma dog, Lottie. 

Embrace the tranquillity of the Australian bush, spot wildlife, and unwind in this sought-after countryside retreat.

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Rustic Country Escape, Tenterfield

From $314 a night 

Discover the charm of Tenterfield with a stay at this rustic cottage, nestled just 6kms from the historic town amidst award-winning gardens. Immerse yourself in the four seasons of the Northern Highlands of NSW, whether lounging on the comfortable daybed on a sunny afternoon or cozying up by the crackling fire with a glass of wine.

Experience the true essence of country living as you journey off the main road, captivated by breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife along the way.

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Best Farm Stays Victoria

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The Hut at Elm Tree Farm, Mansfield

From $190 a night 

Escape to The Hut at Elm Tree Farm, a secluded off-grid shearer’s hut on 160 rolling acres, surrounded by a 5000-acre working farm. Originally a shearer’s quarters, this renovated gem offers a king-size bed, indoor fireplace, and outdoor fire pit. Explore the farm on foot or bike, passing sheep, alpacas, and kangaroos. 

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Coombs Hill Barn, Merrijig

From $1265 a night 

Welcome to Coombs Hill Barn, a 160-year-old American Barn restored and rebuilt in Victoria’s High Country. Set on 100 acres overlooking the Delatite Valley, this luxury private home offers breathtaking mountain views, frequent wildlife visits, and picturesque walking trails. Ideal for couples, groups, and families, the Great Room boasts vaulted ceilings, a 12m high stone fireplace, and stunning valley views. Enjoy the sunset on the large timber deck, prepare meals in the full-size chef’s kitchen, and dine at the custom 12+ seater timber table. 

Located 15 minutes from Mt Buller/Mt Stirling, Coombs Hill Barn is perfect for winter sports enthusiasts. Explore hiking trails, bike trails, fishing, boating, and gourmet experiences year-round.

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The Log House, Johanna

From $450 a night 

Discover the beauty of The Log House, a spacious Otway retreat nestled on 7 acres just moments from The Great Ocean Road. With an enchanting Fern Gully backyard, this property offers tranquillity and proximity to stunning attractions like Johanna Beach, The 12 Apostles, waterfalls, Maits Rest, and Otway Fly/Tree Top Adventures. Ideal for families, couples, or solo adventurers seeking serenity and adventure.

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Best Farm Stays QLD

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Bloodwood Cabin, Rawbelle

From $245 a night 

Step back from the hustle and bustle and immerse yourself in the tranquil setting of Bloodwood Cabin. Located on a sprawling 20,000-acre organic beef cattle property, this sustainable eco-accommodation invites you to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature.

Tucked away on a secluded hill, the cabin offers a camping-like experience without the hassle, allowing you to truly unwind and embrace the beauty of the natural bushland. Encounter wallabies, kangaroos, and native wildlife while enjoying the comfort of elegant living with basic necessities.

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Palmer&Gunn, Austenville

From $395 a night 

Experience the charm of rural living at this unique, off-grid tiny house nestled in the tranquil Austinville Valley, below the world heritage-listed Springbrook National Park on the Gold Coast. This enchanting space features reclaimed materials, vintage fittings, and antique décor, offering a queen-sized bed dressed in French linen, a claw-foot bathtub, and an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired heater overlooking the creek.

Designed for sustainability, the property operates on solar power and includes eco-friendly amenities. Unplug and unwind in nature, soaking in the wood-fired hot tub or exploring nearby waterfalls and rainforests.

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Orchard Hytte, Pozieres

From $223 a night 

Discover the charm of Orchard Hytte, your ideal weekend getaway nestled on a fourth-generation apple farm in the picturesque Granite Belt. This quaint cabin, a restored 1950s workers’ cabin located just 50m from the original farmhouse, offers a cozy indoor wood heater, a well-equipped kitchen, and a spacious bathroom.

Enjoy private farm walking tracks and a fully enclosed yard, providing both comfort and privacy during your stay. Whether you’re exploring the local attractions or simply relaxing amidst the orchards, Orchard Hytte is your perfect base for a memorable escape.

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Best Farm Stays SA

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The Briar, Dawesley

From $395 a night 

Experience the rustic charm of Hideaway Huts, two off-grid timber huts inspired by the iconic Craig’s Hut from “The Man from Snowy River.” Nestled on a secluded 100-acre cattle and sheep farm in the picturesque Adelaide Hills, these authentic early settler-style huts offer a unique escape less than 45 minutes from Adelaide CBD.

 Indulge in luxuries such as a slow combustion fire, outdoor bath, and stargazing by the firepit, all while enjoying the scenic beauty of towering river red gums. Built sustainably with recycled hardwood timber and featuring a 7-star energy efficiency rating, Hideaway Huts are the perfect blend of rustic charm and eco-friendly luxury, conveniently located near some of the finest cellar doors and restaurants in the world-renowned Adelaide Hills wine region.

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Casa Luna Escape, Bridgewater

From $466 a night 

Escape to Casa Luna, an adults-only retreat nestled in the Adelaide Hills. This modern country home offers luxurious amenities, including an outdoor tub, sauna, and cozy interiors with handmade furnishings. Just minutes from Adelaide and Hahndorf, Casa Luna is the perfect base for exploring the region’s attractions. Enjoy sustainable living, breathtaking views, and optional pampering services like in-house chefs and massages. Interact with farm animals and immerse yourself in nature, making memories in this award-winning, eco-friendly haven.

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TIMBA: Luxury bush retreat, The Range

From $1856 a night 

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula at TIMBA, a 100+ acre luxury bush retreat designed for art, design, and eco-conscious travellers. This off-grid sanctuary boasts panoramic views of rolling hills, vineyards, and the horizon where the sun meets the sea. With a focus on seamless indoor-outdoor living, TIMBA features a main house with four king-sized bedrooms, a spacious open-plan kitchen, and multiple dining options.

Relax by the freshwater pool or soak in the year-round cedar hot tub, all while immersing yourself in nature’s splendour. Explore the property’s enchanted lands, native forests, and old gum trees, or simply unwind and take in the views from this serene oasis. Optional in-house services include massage, yoga, private chef, and native garden tours. 

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Best Farm Stays WA

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Petit Eco Cabin, Yallingup

From $495 a night 

Discover a unique retreat at an architecturally designed timber cabin nestled among the trees overlooking the certified organic Windows Estate vineyard. This single cabin offers stunning views of the vineyard and farmland framed by large windows that flood the space with natural light. The highlight is the bedroom’s waterfall window, allowing guests to sleep under the stars, blending indoor comfort with the outdoors.

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The Cabin Margaret River, Forest Grove

From $300 a night 

Discover this artisan-built cabin nestled on 75 acres of farmland and bush. Located near Witchcliffe and 15 minutes from Margaret River, it offers a serene retreat off the grid, powered by solar energy and rainwater. Beaches like Redgate, Contos, Hamelin Bay, and Augusta are just a short drive away, as are wineries and eateries. The cabin features an outdoor bath, shower, and deck bar for wine and cheese moments.

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Best Farm Stays TAS

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The Stable Lofts, Carrick

From $257 a night 

Experience a unique stay at the stylish Stable Lofts, an adults-only haven comprising 4 self-contained loft quarters ideal for couples, friends, or small groups. Nestled within the historic Hawthorn Villa Estate, the mudbrick lofts are surrounded by lush gardens and majestic Californian Redwoods.

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The Shepherd’s Cottage, Little Swanport

From $219 a night 

Immerse yourself in history and nature at The Shepherd’s Cottage, a convict-built stone cottage nestled within Lisdillon’s scenic sheep farm and vineyard. Dating back to the early to mid-1800s, this two-storey stone cottage offers modern comfort with its open-plan living, floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing rivulet views, and a cozy woodfire perfect for relaxation.

Outside, guests can explore Lisdillon’s 5km private coastline featuring pristine beaches or try their hand at fishing in the private river brimming with aquatic life. For those seeking to explore Tasmania’s East Coast, the cottage serves as an ideal base with attractions like Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park, and the Maria Island ferry within easy reach.

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