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Lillydale Farmstay
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

What an amazing couple of days. Feel like we have been away a week at least! Have not managed to enjoy a holiday that much before with 'two under two.' Have stayed in various farmstays around the world over time, and often felt like an addition to normal working life, but here at Lillydale, felt like our needs were met before we even knew it. Mindblowing scenery (cannot put a price on it), such friendly helpful staff, and everything thought of. Farmer Doug and family, you have managed to create a really special place just outside of Brisbane, that we have already recommended to many friends (with all ages of kids and without kids). Thank you so much. Everyone should see it to believe it!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

A very relaxing trip. My family had a very relaxing stay at the farm, the harper room was perfect. We had our meals outside with the cows for company! Even in his sleep, my son was saying he had to go and collect eggs! The horse ride was excellent, Bec was superb in leading the horse ride, and my son enjoyed it so much, he went on the ride twice!

We will defintely be back if we are in the Gold Coast.

A very good farm stay experience and strongly encourged to stay for a couple of nights when in the Gold Coast!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Loved the farmstay! Thanks to farmer Doug, Pam and Bec for making this stay one that gave us fond memories for many years to come. We are missing the farm already! My kids are still talking about the pony rides - BJ and Amber! We will definitely come back again!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our most carefree family holiday! We were there for 3 nites in the Maroon Room and wished it was longer. The kids had great fun and were very well entertained by the animals, playground and the trampoline. The place was safe for them to roam around on their own whilst the adults relaxed. The kids enjoyed feeding the animals feeds and the pony rides with Bec. They rode 5 times!

Definitely a recommended place, more relaxing than any beach resorts. We'll love to be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

Wonderful weekend very relaxing and lots of gorgeous animals to look at . Great to be in the country but so close to the Gold Coast . Excellent hospitality, Bec was amazing . Two weeks after our stay we are still talking about it we will be back ..

  • Stayed February 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed January 18, 2014

We stayed at Lillydale last weekend and haven't stopped recommending it to friends and family since. Had a fantastic time! Lots of different animals and lots of activities to do. The kids had a ball and so did we. Very relaxing and first experiences of many kinds. Thank you so much to Doug, Pam and Bec.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed January 13, 2014

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our experiences at Lillydale farm.
It's a home away from home. Pam and Doug make you feel like you are part of their family.
It is a beautiful property and we are so glad to have found it, and them.
The kids were welcomed with open arms, and there are so many things for them to do and learn. They are asking when we can go back....
Thanks Pam and farmer Doug.
Kerri, Liam and Abby.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Thank Elliejett
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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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