Set in an idyllic location, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm provides a place to make precious family memories with a farm stay experience. Milk the cows, feed the animals and enjoy delicious produce from the farm larder or relax in the gorgeous farm surroundings of the picturesque Kerry Valley in Queensland’s Scenic Rim.
Experiences to Enjoy at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
When staying at this 6th-generation working dairy farm, join the farmers in the mornings milking beautiful Jersey cows. Then in the afternoons, head across to the main farmhouse to feed the animals. You can lend a hand with bottle feeding the calves, smashing pumpkins for the pigs and throwing grain to the chickens and ducks. Of course, the hungry goats and sheep would love some food too.
A small coop near the farm stay accommodation is where hungry chickens and guinea pigs happily accept kitchen scraps.
The property also has access to the Albert River, with a lovely spot for a family picnic or a swim. Those who enjoy fishing might like to bring a rod along too. A short walk over the hill from the farm stay accommodation, Duck Creek offers another spot to discover.
If you’re unable to book a stay at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm, several open days are held throughout the year. Or meet the farmers and stock up on delicious regional goodies by participating in the Farm Gate Trail.
If you are looking for some more activities, check out our suggestions for fun things to do with kids at the Scenic Rim.
Accommodation Options at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
The cottage sleeps four and is perfect for small families with younger children. It is a cosy option but has everything you need, including serene views from the back deck, BBQ and an outdoor chiminea.
The Homestead is perfect for bigger groups or families who need a bit more space; it can accommodate 12 people across three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has spectacular views across the farm, with a covered verandah on three sides of the home.
The farm stay accommodation is only available on weekends and school holidays. It often books out several months in advance, so book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Inclusions, prices and availability can be found at Tommerup’s Dairy Farm website.
The Farm Larder
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm also sells fresh farm produce via the Farm Larder. Make your purchase online before your trip, and it will be ready for you to collect when you arrive.
What We Thought of Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
On our visit, we stayed in the cottage with our four-year-old child. This accommodation is delightful for families like ours with younger kids. The cottage is small and rustic, but the thoughtful renovations and the host’s attention to detail ensured we had everything we needed for our stay. Inside the cottage was a basket of toys and some children’s books, which made our little one feel welcome.
Outside, the partially fenced yard was an ideal spot for him to play, while the back deck was a delightful spot to sit with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Here we could watch the cows wander down for milking or catch a glimpse of some wallabies hopping passed.
Getting up close and interacting with the farm animals made this trip a memorable experience for us. Also, the produce from the Farm Larder was divine. Make sure you try the Jersey Girl double cream!
How to Get to Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm is located at 2142 Kerry Road, Kerry.