There’s nowhere like the countryside to escape your everyday routine. With a farm stay holiday, you can get up close with nature and everything it has to offer. If you’re planning a farm stay holiday, a trip to Western Australia will give you plenty of options. Western Australia is bursting with cottages and farm stays where your days will be filled with fun and relaxing outdoor activities — from feeding farm animals, to stargazing, bushwalking, and more.
So pack some comfy clothes, buy a big hat, dust off that old pair of gumboots, and get ready to experience a slice of country life in some of the best farm stay accommodation in WA.
Best Farm Stay Holidays in Western Australia
- The Mains Guest House, Corrigin
- Lavendale Farm, Gilgering
- Kirup Cabins, Brazier
- Boronia Farm, Donnybrook
- Ferguson Farmstay, Ferguson
- Diamond Forest, Middlesex
1. The Mains Guest House, Corrigin
Address: 6005 Bruce Rock-Corrigin Rd, Corrigin WA 6375
Suitable for: 2–4 guests
Located only a 5-minute drive from Corrigin’s town centre, The Mains Guest House is equipped with two queen-sized beds to accommodate four guests. as well as a kitchenette and BBQ to prepare delicious meals with local meats and other delights.
With plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained, this small farm stay accommodation is a prime spot for a quick family-friendly holiday. Feed and pet the alpacas, sheep, poultry and other family pets, and make sure to bring your binoculars to spot the most amazing native birds flying across the sky.
After a much-deserved bath, spend your late afternoon watching the sunset near Corrigin Rock. Linger a bit longer and you’ll get to witness a spectacular, clear night sky full of stars. It’s the kind of view you only get at a farm stay, far away from the city lights.
2. Lavendale Farm, Gilgering
Address: 5895 Great Southern Hwy, Gilgering WA 6302
Suitable for: 2–8 guests
Hosting a variety of self-contained accommodation options, Lavendale Farm is an excellent farm stay no matter if you’re on a romantic holiday with your partner, a family trip with the kids, or a fun getaway with a group of friends.
During your stay, join the owners at animal feeding time. At Lavendale farm, you’ll get the opportunity to get up close and personal with the pigs, horses, ponies, and many more farm animals. Start the morning with a visit to the chicken coop to collect eggs, spend your day playing farmer (or relaxing if you prefer), then finish the day roasting marshmallows around the fire pit.
If all you want to do is press pause and recharge batteries, go for a stroll along the river and find a spot to sit back and take in the beauty of the nature around you.
3. Kirup Cabins, Brazier
Address: 294 Mailman Rd, Brazier WA 6251
Suitable for: 2–6 guests
Kirup Cabins offers six cosy cabins for couples, families or family groups. All of these farm stay cabins come with fully-functional kitchens, verandas overlooking the valley, and a hooded BBQ area.
Situated in the rural town of Brazier, this quiet farm stay accommodation is the perfect place to take a break from the city and emerge yourself in complete relaxation. Feed the animals in the morning and visit them at any time of the day. If you stay during the winter, sip on a hot drink while sitting around the wood fire.
While staying at the Kirup Cabins, make sure to visit the small town of Nannup, only 30 minutes away. While you’re there, have a picnic at Balingup’s Golden Valley Tree Park — the largest arboretum in Western Australia.
4. Boronia Farm, Donnybrook
Address: 47 William Rd, Donnybrook WA 6239
Suitable for: 2–7 guests
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If you’re looking for a farm stay in South West Western Australia, check out Boronia Farm. Boronia Farm is a working organic farm and rural retreat that has more than 90 years of history for you to learn about and explore. While at the farm, go boating or canoeing in the big dam, wander through the permaculture vegetable garden and, of course, pay a visit to the adorable animals.
Don’t leave Boronia Farm without trying the unique Lady Williams apple! This delicious hybrid apple is a cross-breed between a Pink Lady and a Sundowner. They’ve been growing Lady William apples at the Boronia Farm since 1935.
Whenever you need a rest, head to the secluded cottage, enjoy the view and spot the kangaroos hopping around, while the kids play on the swing or the sandpit.
5. Ferguson Farmstay, Ferguson
Address: 930 Henty Rd, Ferguson WA 6236
Suitable for: 2–8 guests
Looking for a farm stay, but don’t want to stray too far from Perth? Located 2 hours south of the city, Ferguson Farmstay hosts eleven fully self-contained chalets. There are a variety of chalets to choose from, with all of them suitable for accommodating as many as four to eight guests. All chalets have generous verandas that look over Bunbury and the ocean, for a spectacular view that will make you forget about the city life.
Stay two nights or more to enjoy 60–90 minutes of farm activities at no cost. These activities typically start at 8:30am and are designed to give the whole family a taste of country life. You can expect to try out feeding a variety of farm animals, riding a pony (for children only, sorry grown ups), and going on a tractor ride to visit and feed the bigger cows, at the back of the property.
During your farm holiday, make sure to visit the famous Gnomesville or take a dip in one of Bunbury’s beaches. If you go on a romantic getaway, grab a couple of drinks at the microbreweries and wineries in the Ferguson Valley. There’s plenty to do for couples and families alike.
6. Diamond Forest, Middlesex
Address: 29159 South Western Hwy, Middlesex WA 6258
Suitable for: 2–5 guests
Comfortable red cedar cottages, over 100 farm animals, and stunning greenery all around: at Diamond Forest, you’ll find all this and more. The property hosts several two-bedroom cottages that sleep up to five guests, and all are equipped with the modern essentials you need to have a comfortable stay.
To keep the whole family occupied, this farm stay in South West Western Australia offers a range of farm activities. Join the morning animal feed walk to meet the kangaroos, turkeys, goats and more. Teach the little ones how to fish in the dam, or go for a walk through the Karri Forest.
Visit Diamond Forest during July, when lambs are due, and you might even get to name a baby lamb! This really is a taste of the sweetest parts of country living that will leave a lasting memory.
Farm stay holidays are becoming more and more popular with people looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and suburban life. Rural towns hold special cultural significance in Australia and have so much to offer visitors. If you’re ready to get out and about in the country, get started with a visit to one of these authentic country properties.
Ready to visit one of these farm stays in WA? Compare and book your flights to Western Australia with Webjet to get started. Or, if you’re feeling up to it, hire a car from Perth and make the trip through the countryside! To get you inspired, check out this road trip itinerary between Perth and the Margaret River. Happy travelling!