Published on : Wednesday, February 1, 2017
From patting sheep to beekeeping courses, to fishing in creeks and planting crops, there are an array of active experiences to be had at an authentic farm stay in NSW. Many rural escapes take place on working farm properties and offer a unique insight into the everyday lives of Australian farmers.
Located in Country NSW, Outback NSW, the Hunter, Blue Mountains and along the North and South Coast; there are plenty of farm stays all across the state waiting to make your acquaintance these Summer holidays.
Consider exploring these “udderly amazing” farm stays.
Mowbray Park Farm, Picton
Visitors to Sydney can experience a real slice of Australia at Mowbray Park, just nine kilometres from Picton and one hour from Sydney Airport. Mowbray Park Farm is a working farm and farm stay, set on 85 hectares. Guests can stay in a variety of country lodges with rates that include all meals and selected farm activities. Horse riding is available along with tennis, swimming, canoeing, boomerang throwing, sheep shearing, cattle feeding, working sheepdog demonstrations, whip-cracking, hayrides, egg collecting and milking cows.
Tobruk Sydney, Hawkesbury Valley
Tobruk is an authentic farm stay experience 70 minutes’ drive from Sydney. Recently refurbished, the homestead is suitable for up to three families or 12 people, with a large dining and lounge room, three double bedrooms and bunkroom, bathroom, a kitchen, air conditioning and wrap-around balcony with BBQ. Guests can self-cater or enjoy meals in the Woolshed Restaurant and partake in the daily activity program which includes learning how to use a stockman’s whip.
Bilpin Springs Lodge, Bilpin
This beautiful bed and breakfast/farm stay is set on four hectares of gardens and bushland. The property provides a Blue Mountains bush experience for families and couples. Catering for a maximum of 20 people at any one time, the lodge’s activities include canoeing, fishing and feeding farm animals. There is a country kitchen for self-catering and a full breakfast is served daily. It’s an easy drive to Blue Mountains tourist attractions like Mount Tomah Botanic Gardens, Katoomba and the Three Sisters, Leura and Jenolan Caves. This farm stay is also pet-friendly.