At Downunder Farmstays we invite you to join an Aussie family on a local farm and experience the Australian countryside just like a local.

Stay in a charming country retreat at one of our many farmstay properties across Australia – spending time on the land, enjoying close encounters with farm animals, meeting the locals and experiencing the friendly Australian hospitality.

Let us showcase the grand natural beauty and true character of Australian rural life, packed full of amazing, authentic experiences.

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Adelaide, SA

The Adelaide Hills are home to a charming collection of villages an easy one-hour drive from Adelaide. This area is home to some of South Australia’s best food, wine, scenery and wildlife encounters. Here you will find restaurants serving South Australia’s best produce, while wineries beckon from leafy groves, eager for you to sample some of their cool climate drops. Typical farms in this area are sheep, alpaca, dog breeding, pig, fruit, vineyards and hobby farms with a variety of animals.

Australia

We have hundreds of farms located across the country, all within easy reach of the major centres of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast, Brisbane or Perth. Once we know what type of farmstay you are looking for, we match you with the best farm available, ensuring you have the experience of a lifetime. You can discover the rural Australian way of life and live like a local in one of the following spectacular locations.

Cairns, QLD

Located just south of Cairns, the tropical climate of the Atherton Tablelands features a huge variety of landscapes and attractions – from ranges and waterfalls to spectacular national parks and coffee plantations. With farms scattered between lush rolling hills and rainforests, a farmstay here is unlike anything you will experience anywhere else in the world. Typical farms in this area are dairy, cattle, mango, paw paw, fruit, sugar cane, and vegetable farms.

Gold Coast/Brisbane, QLD

Conveniently located just over one hour’s drive from either Brisbane or the Gold Coast, the Scenic Rim region boasts epic mountains, lush valleys, dry plains and wide-open roads. Located within the Scenic Rim is the town of Beaudesert, a charming rural retreat which boasts a rich farming history. An idyllic and romantic location that enjoys a sub-tropical climate, here you can wander the uncrowded main street, chat with locals and discover the burgeoning wine scene. Typical farms in this area are cattle, sheep, miniature goats/cattle, horse, reptile, bird, vineyards, vegetable and hobby farms.

Great Ocean Road & Geelong, VIC

The iconic Great Ocean Road is ranked one of the best road trips in the world. Here you can take in the natural beauty of the 12 Apostles, explore charming coastal villages and discover lush forests, waterfalls and dramatic ocean cliffs. Australia’s famous koalas can be spotted year-round in Kennett River and at Cape Otway. Southern right whales or blue whales can also be spotted between June and September as they make their annual migration. Most of the Downunder Farmstays farms are situated close to Geelong and Torquay, which are located at the start of Great Ocean Road and approximately 60 minutes-drive from Melbourne. Typical farms in these areas are sheep, cattle, crops, horses, and dog training farms.

Kyneton & Ballarat, VIC

The area to the north west of Melbourne encompasses Victoria’s lush spa country and historic goldfields. Remnants of the areas former glory days during the Victorian Goldrush are evident in the grand buildings that line historic main streets. Kyneton, in the Macedon Ranges, is a central meeting point for Downunder Farmstay farms and is an easy one hour drive from Melbourne. The town was once a resting place for miners making their way to the Goldfields, nowadays it is a prosperous farming community with a lively main street. Further west, Ballarat is an enriching city that brings the 19th century Goldrush to life, here you can discover the fascinating history of the region exploring lively museums and art galleries. Typical farms in these areas are cattle, sheep, horse, emu, alpaca, goat, vegetable, fruit, crop, vineyard and farms with a variety of animals.

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

The Mornington Peninsula is a wonderland of wineries, farm gates, cellar doors, breweries, golf courses and coastal scenery located an easy one-hour drive south east of Melbourne city centre. Discover the coastal playgrounds of Melbourne’s residents, who flock to the region year-round to enjoy the coastal lifestyle, boutique shopping, alfresco dining, galleries and local produce markets. Typical farms in these areas are eco self-sufficient and hobby farms with a variety of animals.

Perth, WA

A comfortable one-hour drive to the east of Perth, the rural areas of Bullsbrook and Gidgegannup form a picturesque gateway to the Avon Valley. Here you will find a patchwork of green rolling hills and historic country towns. It is the perfect destination for pottering through craft shops and museums, picnicking on the banks of the Avon River, hot air ballooning at dawn or setting out on bush walks. Typical farms in this area are hobby farms with a variety of different animals, orchard farms and fruit and vegetable farms.

Queensland

Queensland is the second largest state in the country, with seemingly endless coastlines, to the great expanses of the outback, the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, and an array of rainforests. From one end of the state to the other, you will find a beautiful farm to experience country living – Queensland style!

Sydney, NSW

Only 90 minutes’ drive south of Sydney, the delightful town of Bowral can be found in the stunning Southern Highlands region. Bowral is famous for its vivid tulips, gorgeous gardens and vineyards, as well as its splendid wineries and delicious mix of eateries. Exploring the wider Southern Highlands region, you will discover cool-climate wines and fresh seasonal produce, spectacular waterfalls and grand national parks. The most typical farms in Bowral are cattle, horse, sheep, alpaca, native wildlife rescue, bees, crops, vineyards, and farms with a variety of animals.

Victoria

From the lush countryside in the Macedon Ranges, through to the grandeur of the Great Ocean Road and the rolling vineyards of the Mornington Peninsula and the Yarra Valley – you will find a diverse range of farmstays – all within easy reach of Melbourne.

Yarra Valley, VIC

The Yarra Valley is famous for is picturesque vineyard-filled vistas and abundance of cool climate wineries. Located to the east of Melbourne, an easy one hour’s drive from the city centre, the area boasts over 60 cellar doors and numerous fine dining options. In addition to the thriving wine scene, the area also offers a broad range of other attractions, including hot air balloon rides, chocolate factories, fruit farms, art galleries, distilleries and much more. Not to be missed is the Healesville Sanctuary, home to more than 200 native wildlife species including platypus, koalas, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos and wallabies. Typical farms in these areas are sheep, horse, deer and mixed farms.

Our Farms

Testimonials

"Thank you for being such a wonderful host and making our farmstay an unforgettable experience."

Travellers fall in love with John and Kate’s modern farm house located 1 hour from the famous Warrnambool and Great Ocean Road. You will enjoy the tranquility of this large property and all their animals. They also breed the well known Australian Cattle Dog also know as ‘Blue Heeler’ so you might be lucky and see a litter of pups!

"My family and I would like to thank you for being such great hosts. One day maybe we can come back and have a longer farmstay."

The perfect option for the eco-conscious, Krispy and Debra have opened the doors of their spacious, double story, straw bale self-sufficient home to guests. Relax in the beautifully appointed guest rooms, before feeding and tending to a variety of farm animals. Make sure you keep an eye out for kangaroos and the plentiful bird life.

“Thank you so much for your kind hospitality and welcoming us like we were your extended family. We will never forget our special stay with you!”

Tim and Virginia’s farm is located in the beautiful village of Fitzroy Falls in the Southern Highlands. They are perfect for anyone wanting to stay in a modern home with lovely, friendly hosts. Virginia is an excellent cook and here you will taste delicious, home cooked meals and local produce. Although this family may not have many farm animals on their property, Tim and Virginia have access to several different nearby farms for a variety of fun activities for everyone.

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