Lillydale Farmstay offers the warmth of a genuine Queensland country family and is a welcome alternative for people wanting to escape their busy lifestyles and relax at an advanced ecotourism farm. Lillydale is 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
You are welcomed to Lillydale by hosts Doug and Pam Hardgrave; fourth generation South East Queensland beef cattle farmers. Their spacious homestead suites each contain an en suite, kitchenette and outdoor courtyard. A two bedroom cabin is also available for larger groups.
Many farm activities are available including pony leads, animal feeding, egg collecting, milking the cow, fishing, tractor rides and even exploring the property. There is also a maze, creek and dinosaur cave to explore.
Nearby Mount Barney provides a fantastic backdrop for activities including animal feeding, egg collecting, milking the cow, horse riding, saddle club, pony rides, riding lessons, abseiling, tractor rides, native wildlife searches, bushwalking, Kids Club and in-room massages.
Bush walking in the heritage listed National Park is a great way to spend some quality time together, please ask for a detailed map showing the recommended walking tracks....
Mount Barney Lodge sits in a picturesque valley with full creek frontage.
Situated within the Scenic Rim, Mt Barney Lodge is adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Mount Barney National Park and offers graceful Queenslander homesteads, rustic cabins, glamping in deluxe camper trailers and camp grounds.
The camping ground features excellent facilities including un-powered shady, grassed campsites with mountain views, a modern tiled amenities block with hot and cold running water, open fireplaces, and a shelter shed. Families and children are warmly welcome.
The Lodge also welcomes group bookings, weddings and conferences, camper trailers, and motorhomes.
"Corporate Campout" is a unique, luxury package tailored to corporate groups.
Mt Barney Lodge also offers adventure activities, and is a Nature Play accredited activity provider. Experienced and qualified Outdoor Leaders facilitate activities such as Kid's Night Adventure, Bushtucker Tracker, Bush Kids, and 'Light your Fire'.
A Bushcraft and Survival camp, rock-climbing/abseil, guided hikes and mountain expeditions are also popular for older kids and adults.
A waterhole is nearby. There are many swimming, hiking and bushwalking options from your door. Mount Barney Lodge is a family run business with Innes and Tracey Larkin living on-site and hosting guests....
Framed by the grandeur of Mount Barney is Thistledown Country Retreat with its magnificently appointed guest spaces.
Tucked away in private gardens is Thistledown Cottage which is fully self contained with a spa bathroom, cosy fire-lit lounge, dreamy bedrooms and a scenery soaked deck. Ideal for two and accommodates four.
The elegant homestead blends the traditional Queenslander style with a federation charm. It offers a sumptuous style from a bygone era, where guests can indulge in dressing up for a candlelit silver service dinner or a 'themed' dinner served with stunning food and wine - or just relax.
In this peaceful and restorative setting, the hosts also offer life coaching and residential life focus retreats.
Breakfast is provided and served for all guests and casual dining options are also available indoors. Al fresco dining is available in the French provincial courtyard or in the tranquil gardens.
At Thistledown Country Retreat you are offered options such as gourmet meals and picnic hampers, cooking class packages, body massage, scented spa, local wine and inspiring country walks, and much more.
Thistledown Country Retreat is a perfect getaway for that romantic occasion, honeymoon, friend and family reunions or simply recharging your batteries.