Frequently asked questions

What’s included in my farmstay package?

Included in every booking is quality overnight accommodation in your own room with a separate bathroom, along with delicious home-cooked meals.

All farm activities are also included, which could include, hand feeding animals, herding livestock, sheep shearing (seasonal), collecting fresh eggs to cook and eat for breakfast, picking fresh fruit and vegetables, tree planting, spotting native animals, yabbying/fishing, building a campfire (weather permitting) and star gazing.

How do I get to and from my farmstay?

Guests travelling independently can either:

  • Self-drive directly to the farm – driving directions can be provided.
  • Arrange your own transfers or ask us for a quote.
  • Catch public transport to the local train station or bus stop closest to the farm. Your host will meet you and provide a complimentary transfer to and from their farm.
What happens if group members are staying at multiple different farms?

Larger group tours booked through a travel agency will meet their farmstay family at a pre-arranged meeting point in the nearest town centre. Each host family then drives their guests back to their farm.

Do you cater for students?

Yes, we regularly host groups of students. We give you the option of choosing between a Budget or Deluxe Farmstay package. Homework sheets are also available on request.

Will any other travellers be staying at the farm at the same time?

We can guarantee you will be the only guests staying with your local farm family.

Can I choose which farm family I stay with?

Yes, you can choose which farm family you stay with. If you fill in the booking enquiry form and let us know which family you would like to stay with, we can contact that farm family to check their availability for you. Please let us know if you have any special requests or need some help deciding. We are always happy to help! Click here to see some of our farms.

Is horse riding included in any of the farmstays?

Horse riding isn’t included in your stay. Depending on where you stay you will be given the opportunity to feed and groom horses. If you want to go horse riding you will need to book that directly through a horse riding company.

What is the minimum number of guests on a farm?

We are happy to accommodation single travellers. If travelling in a group, the minimum number of guests on a farm is two. For large groups, we recommend between two and six guests stay on each farm. Select farms can host more than six guests at a time and are available on request.

What happens if I become sick on a farm?

Your farm family will contact us and we will arrange for appropriate medical assistance. We are available 24-hours a day to assist you and your farm family with any issues that may arise.

I’m allergic to some animals, can I still do a farmstay?

Simply let us know which animals you are allergic to when making your booking and we will endeavour to match you with a farm where your allergies won’t be a problem.

What can I do if I have certain dietary requirements?

Our farm families are happy to cater to dietary requirements, simply let us know what your requirements are and we’ll match you with an appropriate family. Unfortunately, we do not cater for Halal meals however we can offer vegetarian meals.

If travelling as part of a group, how soon can you provide the farm family list before the tour starts?

If travelling in a small group, we provide the list one month prior to arrival, for large groups we can provide this list earlier (pending all group names being provided).