The Best Farm Stays Near Sydney

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A farm stay in NSW provides fresh air, a sky full of stars and adorable nursery animals... what more could you ask for from an outdoor family holiday?

A farm stay experience is just the dose of nature and tech-free family bonding that you need, and Sydney is home to some gorgeous working farms that make for the perfect farm stays near Sydney. Start booking!

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The Best Farm Stays Near Sydney

1. Bilpin Country Lodge

Bilpin Country Lodge Farm Stay
Adventures await at Bilpin Country Lodge—a beautiful, well-equipped farm stay in the stunning Blue Mountains.

Why we love it: Bilpin Country Lodge offers a quintessential farm stay experience on the cusp of the beautiful Blue Mountains and Hawkesbury regions. The generous country retreat is surrounded by 10 acres of gardens and bushland and is designed for comfort. The B&B is well-equipped for the perfect escape and all guest rooms boast queen beds, ensuite bathrooms, and air-conditioning. There is also a giant spa, free Wi-Fi, a games room, and a daily breakfast.

The ample farmland offers loads of space for kids to run around, plus a trampoline and kids' playground, basketball, bushwalks, canoes, a campfire, table tennis, and a variety of resident animals to feed and pat! Further afield you can discover local apple-picking orchards, National Parks, and quaint villages.

We also love that you can book out the whole property for a big family gathering, anniversary or reunion – the farm stay lodge sleeps up to 20, so you can take over and make yourselves feel right at home!

Location: 46 Bilpin Springs Rd, Bilpin
Distance from Sydney: 90 minutes


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2. Mowbray Park Farmstay

Mowbray Park Farmstay
There is so much fun waiting to be had at Mowbray Park Farm Stay!

Why we love it: Mowbray Park is a farm stay open during NSW school holidays and on weekends that offers self-catering lodge accommodation and camping, as well as supervised activities each morning and plenty of fun to be had around the farm throughout the afternoon. You can try your hand at something new or hone existing skills through activities such as tennis, swimming, canoeing, archery, and table tennis and you can bring your fishing rods and push bikes, too.

Farmyard activities include feeding the cattle, collecting eggs, milking the cows and pony rides for under 8s—meaning there's something for every member of your family, no matter their age or interests!

Location: 745 Barkers Lodge Rd, Picton
Distance from Sydney: 90 minutes


3. Calmsley Hill City Farm

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Enjoy a two-night camp out in a paddock with grazing kangaroos, wallabies and emus.

Why we love it: During summer, you can camp at Calmsley Hill City Farm. Packages include two days at the farm stay, overnight camping, dinner, breakfast, exclusive activities, animal encounters, helping with morning animal feeding and collecting eggs for breakfast.

Explore the farm’s paddocks with the friendly farmers as the sun sets, and camp out in a paddock in front of grazing kangaroos, wallabies and emus. This is one unforgettable farm stay experience!

Location: 31 Darling St, Abbotsbury
Distance from Sydney: 45 minutes


4. Morvern Valley Country Cottages

Morvern Valley Country Cottages
Morvern Valley is a perfect escape for families who want to unwind on a farm stay holiday.

Why we love it: Morvern Valley is host-free, so a whole luxurious cottage is all yours!

Each cottage has a BBQ area, parking, fenced private gardens, and even its own hen house for egg-collecting fun.

Children will be thrilled to meet the animals, including ponies, miniature horses, donkeys, sheep, chickens, ducks, giant geese, alpacas and other friendly farm animals that love a pat.

Nestled in the gorgeous Southern Highlands, Morvern Valley farm stay holiday is a must for families!

Location: 1 Grey Gum Ln, Bundanoon
Distance from Sydney: 90 minutes


5. Redleaf Farm

Redleaf Farm
Carriage 1238 is a ‘tiny house’ with a difference!

With a brood of heritage breed Saddleback pigs, Highland cows, Border Leicester X Merino sheep and a menagerie of horses, dogs, ducks, chickens, geese, peacocks, goats and a donkey on an expansive 270-acre Southern Highlands property, Redleaf Farm offers two unique accommodation options that will ensure you immerse yourself in a relaxing country break!

Enveloped by serene bushland, the two gorgeous restored Redleaf train carriages make for a fun and quirky family farm experience. Redleaf also has safari-style glamping tents adorned with luxurious linen, cowhide rugs, fairy lights and a private outdoor hot shower for a dreamy off-grid adventure.

Location: Redhills Road, Fitzroy Falls
Distance from Sydney: two hours

6. Chesleigh Homestead

Chesleigh Homestead
Relax or run wild with luxury horse riding and farm stay accommodation at the Chesleigh Homestead.

Chesleigh Homestead is an impressive 3,000-acre wilderness property in Sofala, a small goldrush village in the historic NSW's Central West, just a stone's throw from Bathurst.

The quaint and cosy residence has been built by hand over the past 40 years to create an authentic, rustic NSW farm stay experience, and it's famous for home-cooked meals, beautiful horse riding trails, and unique adventures learning how to pan for gold.

Families looking for a unique farm stay near Sydney will love feeding farm chickens, snuggling up by the open fire, enjoying the old-fashioned games room and relaxing in the spa!

Location: 319 Hill End Rd, Sofala
Distance from Sydney: three hours

7. Pine View Camping & Farmstay

Pine View Camping & Farmstay
This working farm has sheep, cattle, horses, chickens, dogs and alpacas plus loads of weekend activities.

A working sheep, cattle and cropping farm stay, Pine View Camping & Farmstay in Goolma, a tiny village in NSW Central West, is home to a menagerie of resident animals, including sheep, cattle, horses, chickens, dogs and an alpaca.

There are weekend activities where kids can get involved with real farm life - feeding chooks and collecting the eggs, going on a farm tour, counting kangaroos and other wildlife and grooming horses are all in a day's work.

Little ones will love the pony rides, toasting marshmallows around a campfire, tractor rides and stargazing too! All in all, it's the perfect farm stay near Sydney!

Location: 645 Gollan Rd, Goolma
Distance from Sydney: three and a half hours

8. Waterfall Way Farmstay

The best farm stays near Sydney
A stunning, self-contained house set on a serene farm with breathtaking views.

Waterfall Way Farmstay in the NSW New England region is a generous, self-contained country house with all the luxuries of your own home.

Enveloped by stunning gardens and native bushland, it is a secluded private hideaway on a family-run beef cattle farm with amazing views over the extensive farmland and the picturesque Oaky River, where you can also fish for trout or try and spot the platypus!

The luxurious wood fire will keep you toasty during the cold winter nights! 

Location: 158 Wakefield Rd, Wollomombi 
Distance from Sydney: six hours

9. Ashmar Farmstay

Ashmar Farmstay
Set on a 500-acre Hereford cattle stud, Ashmar offers an authentic, award-winning farm stay experience. 

You'll have a gorgeous self-contained heritage cottage all to yourself in which to experience an authentic family farm stay!

Get started at Ashmar Farmstay by milking a cow, collecting farm eggs, feeding the animals and bushwalking through the ancient cycads. For kids, there is so much to see and do at the farm and plenty of wide-open spaces to play in. They'll learn all about farm animals and where food comes from - bliss!

Location: 1581 Waukivory Rd, Waukivory
Distance from Sydney: three hours

10. Kookaburra Farmstay

Kookaburra Farmstay
This small, friendly, family-owned farm stay is ideally located on the mid-north coast.

At Kookaburra Farmstay there's a farmhouse, cottages and cabins for your overnight farm stay near Sydney, as well as a daily animal feeding schedule that includes cow milking, a tractor ride to feed the pigs, then the donkey, goats, alpacas, sheep and ducks.

The farm is also close to beaches and tourist attractions around Port Stephens and Nelson Bay.

Location: 564 Marsh Rd, Bobs Farm
Distance from Sydney: roughly three hours

11. Tobruk Sheep Station, Maroota

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Enjoy a real Australian farm stay as stockmen guide you through an interactive and authentic outback experience.

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Tobruk Sheep Station provides an authentic outback setting with a fun, interactive farm stay experience for the kids.

It features a working sheep station with two unique farm options where you can enjoy the charm of the rustic buildings, blacksmith's shop and farm machinery, plus the warmth of the open campfire in Drovers Camp with billy tea and baking damper.

Enjoy hearty country meals, friendly animals and beautiful sunsets high above the Hawkesbury River and the Blue Mountains as you settle into your genuine farm stay.

Location: 5050 Old Northern Rd, Maroota
Distance from Sydney: 70 minutes

12. Starline Alpacas Farmstay Resort

Starline Alpacas Farmstay
Starline Alpacas

Starline Alpacas is a deluxe farm stay near Sydney on a working alpaca farm with around 200 alpacas!

Visit and hand-feed them while you wander the fields, and you'll see the cria (baby alpacas) frolic in the late afternoon. There is also an orchard with quince, lemons, pears, apples and peaches, which you can pick during your stay.

Choose from a range of cottages to stay in, and there's a saltwater swimming pool, spa, sauna and children's playground.

Location: 1100 Milbrodale Rd, Broke
Distance from Sydney: just over two hours

13. Barcoos Farmstay

Barcoos Barn Farmstay
Barcoos has friendly farm animals, tours of the working farm and led pony rides.

Barcoos Barn is a genuine working farm stay with loads of merino sheep, breeding cows, working dogs and horses, including Barcoo, the wonderful 20+-year-old Clydesdale, and Cody, the awesome Shetland pony.

There’s loads of hands-on interactive family fun, and kids will love the farm activities, led pony rides and sled or sulky rides pulled by resident Clydesdale, Bella.

Located in Perthville, a charming little town just south of Bathurst, a stay at Barcoos Barn provides an easy getaway with two self-contained units, plus caravan, motorhome and camping facilities.

Location: 1080 Trunkey Rd, Perthville
Distance from Sydney: just over two hours

14. Ocean & Earth Farmstay

The best farm stays in NSW
Get a whole farmhouse to yourself with plenty of activities to keep kids entertained.

Ocean & Earth Farmstay is a beautiful farm surrounded by natural bushland brimming with native wildlife and friendly farm animals.

You get the whole farmhouse to yourself, so you can completely relax, and there are plenty of activities to keep kids entertained.

While away the hours swimming in the dam, canoeing, fishing, yabbying, feeding resident farm animals (such as horses, cows, alpacas and chooks), bushwalking and bird watching. Plus, there's spectacular stargazing and a bonfire on Saturday nights!

Location: 560 Fords Rd, Limeburners Creek
Distance from Sydney: just over two hours

15. Kimo Estate

Kimo Estate
For a luxury farm stay experience, book a hut at Kimo Estate.

For those keen to experience farm life without roughing it too much, Kimo Estate is possibly the most elegant family farm stay in NSW!

Located on a 2,800-hectare working sheep and cattle farm in Gundagai, Kimo Estate offers luxury eco-hut accommodations with the most incredible views of the countryside to wake up to each morning.

Helicopter tours, horse riding camps, and farm workshops are available for families to immerse themselves in the overall experience of life on the farm.

Location: 1218 Nangus Rd, Nangus
Distance from Sydney: four hours

16. Minimbah Farm

Minimbah Farm
Minimbah Farm is a popular family farm stay ideally located on the NSW South Coast.


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Minimbah Farm is a stunning farm stay near Sydney sprawled across 150 acres of beautiful scenic farmland. It features its own flowing creek and amazing views with almost endless grass paddocks backing onto a lush rainforest.

It’s a fully operational beef cattle property that boasts goats, alpacas, horses, chickens, peacocks and abundant native wildlife, including echidnas, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, lizards, parrots, kookaburras, magpies and cockatoos.

There are three gorgeous farm stay cottages to choose from, each equipped with a container to feed the goats and alpacas, and a basket to collect fresh farm eggs.

Location: 48 Nugents Creek Rd, Kangaroo Valley
Distance from Sydney: two hours

17. Dusodie Holiday Farm

Dusodie Holiday Farm
A true farm experience with a self-contained cottage or a cabin that looks down to the river.

Dusodie Farm farm is set on the banks of the Chichester River, in the foothills of the Chichester State Forest. This is a true farm stay in NSW experience, with plenty of animals and wildlife for all to enjoy.

It makes for a great family getaway, where parents can relax while kids enjoy the cubby, sandpit or trampoline, hand-feed farm animals, and take advantage of the freedom of a country lifestyle.

Wake to the sounds of abundant birdlife and inhale the crisp, clean country air on your tranquil farm stay.

Location: 1707 Chichester Dam Rd, Bandon Grove
Distance from Sydney: two hours

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