Discover your inner farmer and have an authentic farm stay experience in the Scenic Rim, just one hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The Scenic Rim is home to some amazing farmers, who open their farm gate and invite visitors to feed the animals, milk the cows, meet the camels and pick the vegetables.
The whole family will love visiting these farms. And of course, there are heaps more accommodation options in the Scenic Rim including cabins and cottages, more farm stays, camping or glamping and B&Bs.
Visit this sixth-generation dairy farm in the spectacular Lost World and take a hands-on farm to fridge journey of your milk. Help Farmer Dave milk the cows, Farmer Kay feed the heritage pigs, wrangle the goats, calves and chooks and stock-up on some take-home goodies from the farm larder.Stay in one of two restored historic homesteads on the property.
Cows milked by robots? Yes really. This automated dairy uses milking robots to allow the cows to be milked at anytime of the day, whenever they feel like it. Farmer Gregie and the Dennis family lead regular farm tours of the milking shed and the on-farm bottling factory. Bring an esky and go home with some Scenic Rim 4Real Milk, cheese and yoghurt.
Visit Summer Land Camels, the largest camel dairy outside of the Middle East, based just out of Ipswich near Harrisville in the beautiful Scenic Rim. You can pat, feed and cuddle our friendly camels. They have farm tours, camel rides, cafe and special events and you’ll learn all about the amazing health benefits of camel milk. Try their award-winning Camel Milk, Camel Milk Cheeses and Ice cream – all suitable for those with dairy allergies and lactose intolerance! It’s a wonderful day out for the family that you’ll never forget.
Carolyn Davidson knows and loves sheep and she shares her passion with visitors to her farm, situated near Beaudesert. Carolyn runs regular cheese making workshops, as well as farm tours, where you can cuddle the sheep and lambs and learn how she makes her beautiful cheeses based on sheep’s milk. Her cheese is on the menu at some of Queensland’s leading restaurants. And yes there will be taste tests!
When you stay at Greenlee Farm Cottages you can relax on this scenic Canungra macadamia and honey farm and sample the produce from the comfort of your cottage. Robyn and Paul Lee enjoy sharing their taste of farm life with visitors. Walk through the macadamia orchard and learn more about how the Lee family grows, picks and packs macadamias and honey. Guests can order a basket of local goodies for breakfast and dinner and yes both will feature macadamias and honey!
The whole family will be kept busy during your stay at Milford Country Cottages.
You can feed the cows, calves, chicken, and horse; build your own camp fire and cook your own delicious camp oven while watching the sun go down.
Your hosts, John and Lyn McLean, offer a country escape, with affordable and quality accommodation in fully self-contained 2 bedroom cottages. This property is perfect for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway, and is ideal for families to relax and explore. The 40 acres also has a collection of heritage horse drawn implements for you to explore.
Every Sunday morning at the Tamborine Mountain Showground, local growers gather in The Green Shed to deliver their homegrown produce. The market is run by the Tamborine Mountain Local Producers Association, a not-for-profit group of mostly mountain-dwelling retirees with one thing in common — a passion for growing organic vegies. The market, open to the community from seven o’clock, sells freshly picked, seasonal, certified and non-certified organic fruit and vegetables, as well as honey, coffee, jams, preserves, chilled kefir, herbs and plants. Most produce is picked the day before, or in the early hours of the morning of the market — it couldn’t be fresher.