The many charming farms found in and around Brisbane offer families an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and a chance to experience the joys of rural life. Nestled amidst the stunning landscapes of southeastern Queensland, Brisbane’s farms offer a unique blend of agricultural wonders and family-friendly activities. From picking fresh fruits straight from the orchards to getting up close and personal with friendly farm animals, these agricultural havens provide an immersive and educational escape for families seeking a wholesome adventure.
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Animal Farms in Brisbane
White Ridge Animal Farm
White Ridge Animal Farm is a family owned farm located 50km north of Brisbane. Overflowing with country fun, your family will lose hours here feeding and petting their huge range of barnyard animals as well as a their camel, llamas and alpacas too. One of the most popular and family-friendly animal farms near Brisbane, there is also a mini golf course, hayrides and playground on site too.
Location: 130 Hamilton Road, Elimbah
For further details read our White Ridge Animal Farm review.
Trevena Glen Farm
Popular with young children, Trevana Glen Farm offers up the full farm animal experience with its resident sheep, horses, pigs, goats, donkeys, alpacas, llama, mini horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, turkeys and chickens. There are tractor rides to be had and if you book the tours you can get your hands dirty by washing the animals, collecting eggs, picking vegetables, or even helping move the animals between paddocks.
Location: 1100 Winn Road, Mount Samson
For further details read our Trevena Glen Farm review.
EWE Nique Hobby Farm
Situated just 45min west of Brisbane, Ewe Nique Hobby Farm is spread out over 20 acres and contains some pretty adorable sheep, goats, alpacas, chicken and geese. You can get up close and feed the animals or watch from being the fence if you have nervous little ones. Owners Penny and David are lovely and will answer any question you may have.
Location: 187 Missigs Road, Haigslea
For further details read our EWE Nique Hobby Farm review.
Lyall Deer Sanctuary
One animal farm that stands out due its unique residents is the Lyall Deer Sanctuary. Who would have thought that a deer farm would be only a short drive north of Brisbane? A peaceful refuge for rescued deer, visitors can spend time relaxing alongside and feeding their herds, along with a few other more common farm animals too.
Location: 6 Lyell Court, Mount Samson
For further details read our Lyell Deer Sanctuary review.
The Llama Farm
Who doesn’t love a llama? Tall, elegant but still somewhat quirky, these delightful animals are the central attraction at this Forestdale Llama Farm, with mini ponies, donkeys, camels and rabbits also getting a fair amount of attention from the Brisbane Kids who visit.
Location: 563 Riverside Drive, Pine Mountain
For further details read our Llama Farm at Pine Mountain
Mountain View Alpaca Farm
Tucked in behind Mount Tamborine, the Mountain View Alpaca Farm has some pretty placid and friendly animals waiting to greet you. Families can choose to feed and pet them or even take the on a little walk around the farm – something the alpacas are use to and quite happy to partake in. If you are lucky, your visit may also bring you in contact with small baby alpacas or the resident turtles and creek platypus.
Location: 852 Lamington National Park Rd, Canungra
For further details read our Mountain View Alpaca Farm review.
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
This 6th generation working dairy farm offers farm stay experiences to Brisbane families looking to completely immerse themselves in the country farm lifestyle. Wake early to milk the cows, smash pumpkins for the pigs and even bottle feed the baby calves.
Location: 2142 Kerry Road, Kerry
For further details read our Tommerup’s Dairy Farm review.
Summer Land Camels
Summer Land Camels at the Scenic Rim is the perfect place for your camel fix! Free activities include entry to the farm and DIY camel photos. You can also book camel rides, farm tours and cameleer experiences and then finish up with a delicious brunch at the Homestead Cafe.
Location: 8 Charles Chauvel Drive Harrisville
For further details read our Summer Land Camels review
Food Farms in Brisbane
Forest Dragon Fruit Farm
If you are obsessed with dragon fruit then a visit to the Forest Dragon Fruit Farm is exactly where you need to be. With 15 different varieties of dragon fruit and a barnyard full of friendly animals to meet, this farm offers so much more than your normal fruit picking experience.
Location: 151 Dickman Rd, Forestdale
For further details read our Forest Dragon Fruit Farm review.
McMartin’s Strawberry Farm
Family owned and operated since 1945, McMartin’s Strawberry Farm is open for picking in the winter season but also grows custard apples, lychees and figs in the off season. So much more than just a simple fruit picking location though, this peaceful, rural farm also has a delicious on-site cafe with deck, gift store and children’s playground too.
Location: The end of Sports Rd, Bli Bli. (Beside the Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary)
Next time you are heading up the coast be sure to stop into Rolin Farms, located in the Glasshouse Mountains. Allow a little time for your visit as from June to November you can pick your own strawberries and the farm’s store is well worth a visit too. Stocking their own homemade strawberry jams, ice-creams, drinks, honey and even orchids – a weekend visit could also gift you a pancake from their pancake van while the kids enjoy the children’s playground.
Location: 124-190 Rutters Rd, Elimbah
For further details check out their website at Rolin Farms.
Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm
From June to November each year, the Berry Patch at Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm is ripe for the picking. Head here with the family and purchase your empty punnet before spending the next hour or two selecting your pick of strawberries right from their field. The only rule? You must be able to close your container lid when leaving.
Location: 912 Chambers Flat Road, Chambers Flat
For further details read our Chambers Flat Strawberry Farm review.
The Longan Farm
The Longan Farm specialises in…you guessed it…longans. This unique fruit (which is similar to both a lychee and rambutan) comes into season between February and April – which is when this fully operational commercial farm is open for picking by visitors. While there, you can also grab yourself some dragon fruit and mangos.
Location: 359 Raynbird Road, Narangba
For further details check out their website at Longan Farm.
Flower Farms in Brisbane
Brookfield Rose Farm
Completely immerse yourself in over 1,400 rose bushes of over 20 varieties at the hugely popular Brookfield Rose Garden. Offering a very unique ‘pick your own rose’ experience, guests are provided with a bucket and secateurs and able to ‘pay as they feel’, with $2 per stem being the encouraged price. They are also welcome to take their time wandering the gardens, stay as long as they like and even take a picnic along too.
Location: 10 Massey Place, Brookfield
For further details check out their website at Brookfield Rose Farm.
Tamborine Mountain Flower Farm
This small, family-run flower farm is set on 5 acres in tranquil Mount Tamborine. Offering an overnight experience for those wishing to stay, guests can wander freely amongst their impressively fragrant flower gardens that include a wide range of flowers such as ranunculus, spring bulbs, dahlias, old fashioned fragrant roses and hydrangeas, feed the goldfish in their ponds and visit with their resident chickens and miniature sheep.
Location: 1 Slingsby Road, Tamborine Mountain
For further details check out their website at Tamborine Mountain Flower Farm.
Pottique Lavender Farm
Pottique Lavender Farm at Kingaroy is a great place to stop as you explore the Southern Burnett Region. Enjoy some lavender scones at their cafe and explore their lavender shop and lavender Farm. If you visit in Lavender seasons you can pick your own lavender to take home.
Location: 15645 D’Aguilar Hwy , Kingaroy
For further details check out their social media page Pottique Lavender Farm
Sue’s Sunflower Farm
Only a short drive north of Brisbane, Sue’s Sunflower Farm is a sight to behold from September to Christmas when the towering yellow flowers are in bloom. For a $15 entry fee, visitors can select seven sunflowers to take home with them – but the gorgeous photos that can be taken in the picturesque fields is what draws so many people here annually.
Location: 112 O’Shea Road, Wamuran
For further details check out Sue’s Sunflower Farm
Hedged with old Briar roses, Elderflower farm has a distinct ‘Peter Rabbit’ feel about it. With the planted flowers changing annually, a walk along the pathed lawns between the flower gardens can be a different floral experience each time you visit. Be sure to visit the garden shop before you leave!
Location: 541 Kents Lagoon Road, Kalbar
For further details check out Elderflower Farm
Kooroomba Lavender Farm
Less a family-friendly destination and more the perfect date road trip, Kooroomba Lavender Farm is a one-of-a-kind tourist spot tucked away in the Fassifern Valley at Mt Alford, close to Boonah. It’s just an hour’s drive from Brisbane and 90 minutes from the Gold Coast. This destination boasts a cellar door, a restaurant, and a lavender shop, all offering stunning views over a six-hectare vineyard and beautiful lavender fields against the backdrop of the Scenic Rim mountains.
Location: 168 F.M.Bells Rd Mount Alford, QLD, Australia 4310
For further details check out Kooroomba Lavender Farm
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