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Five of the freshest farm stays on the Sunshine Coast for the perfect ‘haycation’

Newest hinterland accommodations where guests can experience the fun of a working farm, reconnect with nature and tuck into delicious fresh produce

Natural beauty and rural charm blend seamlessly on the Sunshine Coast, and a raft of farms are opening their gates for visitors to unwind and relax in the tranquil countryside.

Experience the fun of a working farm, reconnect with nature and tuck into delicious fresh produce at these five farm stays on the Sunshine Coast.

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Soak in the private outdoor bathhouse at new accommodation quarters, The Acreage

Popular Sunshine Coast hinterland farm stay Sixty6 Acres has recently added a new three-bedroom villa to its fold – The Acreage.

Acreage, Sixty6 Acres, Credit: Sixty6 Acres

Boasting sweeping views over the farm and its lake, guests of The Acreage will benefit from exclusive use of the outdoor bathhouse – complete with an original clawfoot bathtub, copper rainwater shower, uninterrupted views of the lush farmland and a charming country aesthetic. The luxurious self-contained quarters feature wood fireplaces, freestanding baths, and fully equipped kitchens. Outside, guests can enjoy the farm’s putting green or borrow a kayak for a paddle on the lake.

Acreage bath house, Sixty6 Acres, Credit: Sixty6 Acres

Indulge in a taste of Tuscany in the Noosa Hinterland at Mayan Luxe Villas

Perched in absolute serenity on 100 acres of fertile farmland, Mayan Farm is the perfect setting for those seeking some quiet time surrounded by rolling hills, grazing livestock and lush gardens.

Mayan Luxe Villas, Queensland’s Sunshine Pantry, Credit: Visit Sunshine Coast

Built from sustainable rammed earth, Mayan Luxe Villas is offered as entire, exclusive use property, with three luxury villas each featuring a king-size bed and ensuite. Bookings include exclusive use of the plunge pool, pizza oven, fire pit and outdoor bathtub boasting wide-reaching views of the surrounding hinterland. As a fully-fledged working farm and with an owner that doubles as an in-house chef, farm-to-table dining doesn’t get any fresher than this! Mayan’s owner, Jodie Williams, dishes up DIY pizzas for guests to cook in the terrace’s wood fired oven. The cosy hammocks also provide the perfect vantage point to settle in to with a glass of wine in hand.

A new Glass House Mountains stay to suit the whole family

This year, popular Glass House Mountains accommodation Seven Peaks Farm Stay is set to add a new family cabin to its existing six luxury cabins.

Seven Peaks Farm Stay breakfast. Credit Seven Peaks Farm Stay

Set amidst 30 acres of native Australian bushland with views of the iconic Glass House Mountains, Seven Peaks is perfect for soaking up the simplicity of country living – choose between getting well-acquainted with the friendly farm animals or finding a picturesque spot for a secluded family picnic.

Seven Peaks Farm Stay, accessible cabin. Credit Seven Peaks Farm Stay

Sit back and enjoy a front-row seat to a sub-tropical rainforest restoration

Kick up your feet in the heated plunge pool or by the private fire pit on the large outdoor deck and witness a rainforest restoration right in front of your eyes – a product of the Sunshine Coast’s commitment to protecting and regenerating the local land. Kurui Cabin is located on one of the first sites earmarked for regeneration in the Noosa Hinterland town of Cooroy as part of the Sunshine Coast Sustainability Program, with planting set to take place from March 2024.

Kurui Cabin, Cooroy. Image courtesy VSC

A fresh twist on a hinterland classic

As the oldest house in Mapleton, there’s no better spot to sit back and soak up the scenery than the open-air balcony at Smith House at The Falls Farm.

The Falls Farm Mapleton. Credit Visit Sunshine Coast

Sitting on the highest ridge, this enchanting farm stay overlooks the Obi Obi Valley – a rich tapestry of colours bearing vibrant wildflowers, towering hoop pines and flooded gum. You’ll want to admire the produce bounty at The Falls Farm itself, which is the key source of ingredients for nearby Mapleton Public House just down the road. Be sure to dine at the iconic Queensland pub for an authentic paddock-to-plate experience. 

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