growing in popularity a lot in Australia. You can
choose what kind of farm you want; cattle, sheep,
corn plantation and so on. Also, if you want to,
you can participate in the farm's daily work
helping the owner with their tasks. If you feel
lazy, and just want to relax and enjoy the calm
view that's also allowed!. One of the greatest
things about a farm stay is the food, usually
produced on the farm and with a taste that will
stay with you forever. The best thing is: the
price includes 3 meals a day!. The owners will be
your hosts and are always ready to talk about your
culture and learn from theirs. Prices starts at A$
180 for 3 days and 2 nights. Normally, the farmers
will pick you up to the road that takes you to the
farm, or at a bus station in the town. Again,
tourist information all over Australia has a list
of farms in the region that can host you.
There are to types of Farmstay:
A real working farm where the main deal is with
the farm production, and guests are a mere income
complement. Some owners like to have company or
someone different to talk with. Some of these
farms lately became administrating short courses
where the guest participates in the production
process leaning a task. (example: How to milk a
cow). You will find farms offering this type of
situation in all areas of production and it is a
good opportunity to learn things that we have no
idea when living in the big city. For those
already farmers in the origin country, it is a
great opportunity to compare processes, exchange
knowledge and have a good chat.
Cottage Farms usually don't sell products commercially.
Some may have a garden, chickens, horses, pigs,
fish pond, or other features, but they are basically
enjoyment places about nature. They are a very
good option to relax and interact with the
environment. Some owners are now retired and
they love to receive someone to have a chat or
kick the annual budget a little bit. The
location of these farms usually is the main
attraction, some in valleys with waterfalls,
lakes, or beautiful forests around.
varies a lot
from A$ 50 per night to A$ 200 depending of
location, luxury, or what is included in the pack.
If you want to check farmstays been offered, check
this list here.
For those who like nature and farm, it is an
excellent accommodation option, with some not far
from the urban centres.
with her loyal dog Rin Tin Tin.