Best Farm Stays in New South Wales to Help You Escape Reality

Best Farm Stays in New South Wales to Help You Escape Reality

Who says you have to wait for retirement to chill on a farm?

If you hail from an urban hub, it’s hard to imagine what it is like to kick back on a remote farm in the middle of nowhere. Surrounded by endless grassland with only meandering farm animals for company, you will be overcome with a profound sense of tranquillity that is hard to find anywhere else. So, if you’re looking for a relaxing retreat, take a look at these stellar New South Wales farm stays. We promise they will not disappoint!

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Gypsy Willows Farm, Hunter Valley

If a quaint house in the middle of endless, sprawling greenery, flanked by cattle and horses is the first thing that comes to mind when we say farm stay, then you’re probably thinking of Gypsy Willow Farm. 

With two exclusive private houses planted in the midst of 10 hectares of peaceful farmland, Gypsy Willow Farm is everyone’s dream countryside retreat. Each house offers double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, private pools and log fires. As you meander through the surrounding gardens and farmland, you can spot cattle and horses too!

The farm is also within walking distance of Wollombi Village, a charming place filled with local restaurants, cafes and boutique wineries waiting to be explored. 

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Little Valley Farm, Hunter Valley

Calling all animal-lovers, the owners of Little Valley Farm are registered, alpaca breeders. You heard that right, they have alpacas. That alone is reason enough to put Little Valley Farm on your New South Wales itinerary, but there’s more.

Instead of the typical farmhouse, guests stay in a converted 1950s train carriage affectionately known as T4615 Red Rattler. Along with that comes a spacious bedroom, an outdoor bathtub and an outdoor kitchen with a real wood-fired pizza oven. How cool is that?

Minimbah Farm Cottages, Kangaroo Valley

With three cottages and over 60 hectares of cattle property, Minimbah Farm Cottages remains unchallenged as one of the best farm stays in Kangaroo Valley. Perfect for those travelling with friends or family, this rustic retreat offers amazing views of endless greenery, from grassy paddocks to lush rainforests. 

 Minimbah Farm Cottages is also home to a menagerie of cuties from goats, chickens, alpacas, sheep, ducks and more! Keep your eyes peeled for their resident wildlife, which includes the likes of kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras and echidna. Guests are allowed to roam about and participate in the daily routines on the farm, so get a taste of the countryside by feeding some alpacas and goats or collecting eggs from the chicken coops.

Barranca, Kangaroo Valley

Designed for the discerning traveller, Barranca is a luxury retreat where rustic charm meets luxe. With four massive villas that can comfortably house up to eight guests located within 400 hectares of rural paradise, Barranca has everything you’ll need to escape reality for a little while. 

Treat yourself to a massage or a spa treatment before trying out their private yoga sessions. If you’re looking for something more exciting, then explore the rest of Kangaroo Valley through a slew of activities such as kayaking, bushwalking, horse riding, and mountain biking.

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Warramba Luxury Farm Retreat, Capertee Valley

Warramba translates to “turtle” in the local Wiradjuri language and there isn’t a more perfect metaphor for this beautiful rural retreat. Warramba Luxury Farm Retreat is all about taking a breath and slowing things down for a change. 

What was once a humble 1890s homestead is now a magazine-worthy deluxe farm stay that promises relaxation and peace. Why not explore the sandstone cliffs surrounding the property? Or, pay a visit to the Rylstone and Wollemi National parks, just a 25-minute drive away from the 40-hectare property. 

Callubri Station

Callubri Station is an active farm located in the outback of New South Wales. In March, they started welcoming guests to one of their Sky Suites, which boasts a 12-metre mineral pool complete with swim jets. How luxurious does that sound?

Aside from the amazing pool, visitors can look forward to scrumptious food prepared by the owner! The owner also had a catering business for years and prepares a three-course dinner for guests in a former Officer’s mess hall from World War II! 

The Woods Farm, Jervis Bay

While Jervis Bay is more well-known as a destination for diving, it is also home to a quaint farm stay that promises respite from your busy lives. The Woods Farm offers a series of luxury cottages that are sprinkled throughout 40 acres of woodlands in New South Wales. Each cottage is decked out with its own living room, kitchen and fire pit. 

Aside from their adorable menagerie of farm animals, you can entertain yourself with giant chess, supersized Jenga and bocce. Bikes, an outdoor swimming pool, and an admirable art collection with pieces from their favourite Aussie artists are available! So leave your phones behind and let your inner child come out to play!

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Yarramalong Valley Horse Farm Stay House

Yarramalong Valley Horse Farm Stay House is an Airbnb listing. However, we couldn’t leave this farm off the list because they offer something truly unique! This newly renovated family cottage is situated a short distance from the Wyong Creek, but the stars of the show are the four-legged beauties housed on the farm. The owners have 40 years of experience breeding world-class Arabian horses so visitors have the unique experience of living on a horse stud! 

You can help feed the horses and if you have your own steed, you are welcome to bring them along!

If you’ve been itching for a relaxing getaway, this is your signal to stop procrastinating and start planning an awesome farm stay! Strap on your overalls, grab your boots and breathe in the country air. Next stop: New South Wales.

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