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5 of the Best Fun-Filled Victorian Farm Stays for Families

Family farm stays are some of the best holidays you can have. Your children will love the freedom of being on a farm, enjoying the outside, taking walks and petting the farm animals. You will enjoy a well-deserved break away from the hustle and bustle of city life and work.

(Updated December 2021)

Have you experienced farm stays in Victoria?

Read on for 5 of the best fun-filled Victorian farm stays for families. Some of these are working farm stays where you get to experience actual life down on a full working farm and one is a unique stay on a cherry and fig property in the Yarra Valley.

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Sheep on the farm
Sheep on the farm – image by Image by Rudy & Peter Skitterians

 

Farm Stays Near Melbourne

Tranquil Farm Cottage in Gembrook

Gembrook Farm Stay
Gembrook Farm Stay – image credit Airbnb

The accommodation is suitable for 7 guests, 2 bedrooms, 5 beds, 1 bath.

Superhost Lisa

Latest Guest Review:

“This is a real gem of a place. We enjoyed our stay so much with the warm fires, garden, farm animals and nature. Our kids had so much fun. It was a world away from city life and a much-needed recharge. Highly recommended!!!”

Location of Gembrook Farm Stay

Gembrook is located 66km from Melbourne. The 40-acre farm is located a few minutes drive from Gembrook.

Local wineries are 20 minutes away.

The Puffing Billy Train comes into Gembrook twice a day.

Gembrook Farm Stay details:

  • Queen sized bed in the main bedroom
  • 2nd bedroom – one double bed and 3 king-size bunk beds
  • 2 large open living areas
  • Country kitchen
  • Wood heater
  • Bathroom with shower and bath
  • Deck
  • 4 person Spa
  • Firepit
  • Views over paddocks of horses and alpacas
  • The farm’s chickens supply fresh eggs for breakfast, bacon and cereals are included in the price.
  • Wildlife includes wallabies, tawny frogmouth owls, wombats, kookaburras, black cockatoos, sulfa-crested cockatoos and sometimes a koala

** Please note there is no Wi-Fi available.

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Farm Stay Yarra Valley

Cherry Orchard Cabin – Yarra Valley Farm Stay

Cherry Orchard Farm Stay Yarra Valley
Cherry Orchard Farm Stay Yarra Valley – image credit Airbnb

The accommodation is suitable for 4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 1.5 baths

Superhost Brigitte

Latest Guest Review:

“I just want to say a huge thank you to Brigitte and John for the unforgettable and authentic farm stay we had at their beautiful Cherry Orchard. I could not have picked a better place and with better people. Brigitte made my partner the yummiest cake for his 30th birthday! She also made sourdough bread and lots of other delicious homemade treats. My 5-year-old son loves it, and she gifted him a take-home art activity. The cabin was so clean and well presented. They thought of everything to make the stay homie and welcoming. We can’t wait to come to visit again”

Location of Cherry Orchard Cabin

Cherry Orchard Cabin is located on a 30-acre cherry and fig property one hour’s drive from Melbourne.

The town of Wandin is only a few minutes drive from Cherry Orchard Cabin. The townships of Olinda, Mt Dandenong, Sassafras, Belgrave, Warburton, Yarra Glen, Seville and Mt Evelyn are all within a 10-20 minutes scenic drive. The 160 wineries of Yarra Valley are within 20km.

Cherry Orchard Cabin Farm Stay details:

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Open-plan living room with free-standing gas log fire
  • BBQ
  • 2 bedrooms with Queen-sized beds
  • Bathroom with shower and separate toilet
  • Wildlife includes kangaroos, kookaburras and various other birds
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Great Farm Stays for Kids

Great Ocean Road Farm Stay – 2 x 2 Bedroom Cottages available in Johanna Victoria

Great Road Ocean Farm Stay
Great Ocean Road Farm Stay – image credit Airbnb

 

The accommodation is suitable for 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath in 2 cottages.

Host: Helen

Latest Guest Review

“Our family had a really fun and relaxed holiday on the farm. The animals are great for kids to interact with, with plenty of walking if you desire. The views from the cottages will never grow old. It is a great place to stay if you want to relax or see some of what the great ocean road has to offer.”

Location of Great Ocean Farm Stay in Johanna Victoria

The Farm Stays are located 2 minutes from Johanna Beach and 8 minutes from the nearest town of Lavers Hill.

The property is within driving distance of the major sights along the Great Ocean Road:

  • 12 Apostles – 40 minutes
  • Otway National Park – 20 minutes
  • Cape Otway LightHouse – 20 minutes
  • Otway Fly Treetop walk – 20 minutes

Property details:

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • BBQ
  • Free wifi
  • Pet friendly – you will need to check with the owners on booking
  • great views from farm to the coast
  • collect eggs from the chicken pen
  • pick fruit from the orchard
  • pick herbs and salad from the garden
  • opportunities to pet and feed the sheep, goats, chickens, farm dogs, donkey, ponies, and if nearby, the Alpacas
  • farm tour
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Farm Stay Hoddles Creek Victoria

Hoddles Hideaway – Peaceful and quiet

A 40-acre farm stay that sleeps 6 in 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms

Hoddles Hideaway Farmstay
Hoddles Hideaway – image credit Stayz

 

Latest Guest Review

“This beautiful cottage has had so much care and thought put into providing a relaxing, peaceful experience for their guests. It truly is a place to switch off, slow down and to create some great memories.

We loved feeding the cows each morning and the birds were very talkative and entertaining.

I can’t recommend this cottage enough, my only regret is that we didn’t stay longer! The hosts were absolutely wonderful, Kath is absolutely right about the incredible sunsets”

Location of Hoddles Hideaway

Hoddles Hideaway is located  1 3/4 hour drive from Melbourne between Gembrook and Launching Place.

Property Details

  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Deck/patio
  • Hot tub
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Meet our friendly sheep alpacas, chooks and cows
  • Spend the days bushwalking, riding Puffing Billy, grape grazing at local wineries, cycling, even snow playing in winter
  • Wombats, koalas, lyrebirds, kangaroos and bandicoots
Check availability here

Pet Friendly B & B in Amphitheatre

Pyrenees Farm Stay in Amphitheatre

Sleep  6 in 2 bedrooms – 4 beds and 1 bathroom

B & B in Ampitheatre Victoria
Ampitheatre Farm Stay

Latest Guest Review

“This farm-stay was just what we needed! We were received with a warm welcome. The kids had a wonderful time meeting and feeding the animals. The fresh air and open space was very therapeutic. What a wonderful weekend! Thank you Deb and family for taking care of us!”

Location

1 hour from Ballarat

1 hour from Hall’s Gap in the Grampians

1/2 hour from Maryborough or Ararat

Property Details

  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Deck/patio
  • Continental breakfast provided, free-range eggs, bacon, cereals juice
  • Laundry outside
  • A small playground and flying fox
  • Goats, cows, sheep and horses
  • rustic fire pit
  • dog friendly
Check availability here

Conclusion

We hope you have enjoyed our round-up of best farm accommodation in Victoria.  Farm stays are a wonderful vacation for family and friends.  Let us know your favourite farm stay in Victoria?

 

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