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“Wonderful stay for family and friends”
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Lillydale Farmstay
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brisbane
1 review
“Wonderful stay for family and friends”
Reviewed August 16, 2008

My family and I stayed in August and had a ball!! The home cooked meals were delicious and filling and the kids loved the animals - especially the horses. An added bonus was the kids club, they looked after our girls while we had a massage in Boonah. Definately coming back - with my new found friends too!

  • Liked — Everything! open plan, Everything was in the one room so i could keep an eye on the kids and the tv was in a seperate room!!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 12, 2008

Our family loves visiting Lillydale every year.
Our children , now 5 & 7, have been going there for the last three years, and still love it!.
Farmer Doug rules!
They love following Farmer Doug around the farm and helping with the daily chores.We all enjoy horseriding , swimming in summer , and being treated to the lovely home cooked meals prepared fresh every day by the lovely Denise.
Doug's damper is a must!-yum!
Our last visit we missed Pam- she was away, as sharing a dinner with her and Doug has always been something to look forward to. They are a lovely couple and always make us feel like part of the family.

It is always lovely to catch up with Bec ( Pam and Dougs daughter), who makes sure our stays run smoothly too.
Our kids always talk about when our next visit is going to be to Farmer Dougs.
It is beautiful country.
This hostfarm is one to visit.

Stayed December 2007
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2006

What an amazing place! With 2 young children, we've made Lillydale our must-do holiday ever year.

The day looks like this:

- Wake up. Take in the beautiful countryside.
- Have a huge breakfast delivered to your room (or to one of the outdoor communal areas)
- Do the morning rounds with Farmer Doug - feed the animals, find the eggs in the barn, milk the cow etc. (The kids loved every second!!)
- You can choose to go horse-riding, trail biking, fishing, bushwalking etc or just stay and enjoy the pool, views, sunshine.
- Learn how to cook damper and make billy tea with Farmer Doug and sample it for afternoon tea
- Do the afternoon rounds with Farmer Doug
- Cook yourself a BBQ or enjoy the hospitality of Pam and Doug and have dinner prepared for you.
-Jump in the back of Doug's ute for a After Dark tour to spot nocturnal animals like possums, koalas, etc.

This is truly an amazing place - so relaxing and so genuine.

Lillydale is probably about 90 minutes from Brisbane or the Gold Coast but it is SO worth the effort.

Just a tip, two of the rooms are much larger than the third. It is worth checking out the rooms on their website.

Stayed September 2006
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2006

We visited Lillydale to get a taste of Aussie farm life. It was the best decision we've ever made. Lillydale is far enough out of the city that you experience true farm life yet you're only 90 minutes from both Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

They have lots of different animals that you can feed and pat, plus you can go horseriding. The kids loved "Farmer Doug" and he even led the kids around on the horses.

We found out during our stay that this is one of the best farm stays around being rated 4.5 stars out of five and it has airconditioning, this was a lifesaver!

They cook fantastic meals or you can provide your own meals. There are kitchens in the room and they also have their own bathrooms. The whole place was extremely clean.

We stayed at another farm stay and weren't so lucky, we had to share a bathroom and there wasn't even a fan.

We loved Lillydale and will definitely return if we ever go back to Australia.

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Property: Lillydale Farmstay
Address: 821 Upper Logan Rd | Mt Barney, Rathdowney, Queensland 4287, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Scenic Rim > Rathdowney
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Rathdowney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lillydale Farmstay 4.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Don your boots and Akubra for a rural getaway with fourth generation beef cattle farmers Doug and Pam Hardgrave at their ecotourism cattle farm - nestled in the foothills of Mount Barney National Park. Lillydale is environmentally responsible and holds advanced ecotourism status. Get amongst the daily farm activities like getting lost in the hedge maze, collecting the fresh eggs and feeding the many resident animals. You must also try your hand milking the cows, kayaking on the dam and simply kicking back with an in-room massage or good book. Kids Club available in conjunction with massages. Fantastic 4.5 star AAA rated award winning rooms with air conditioning and heating. All rooms contain kitchenette and bathroom facilities. Invite the extended family and select all three award winning self-contained eco suites for a spacious and private getaway or the two bedroom stand alone eco-cabin. Order ahead and make use of the cook your own hampers of organic veggies and Angus beef straight from the farm, and best cooked under the stars. Or enjoy the premade snap frozen meals of salmon linguine or beef casserole delivered to your door. ... more   less 
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