Located in the foothills of the beautiful D’Aguilar Range, Trevena Glen Farm offers a wonderful rural farm experience, just 40 minutes’ drive northwest of Brisbane CBD. This family-run business gives kids and adults the chance to meet and interact with a range of beautiful animals, take part in authentic farm activities, and learn all about farm life and animal care. You can enjoy a public tour, a personal hands-on tour, book a birthday party package, have a pony ride, and so much more!
Animals at Trevena Glen
There are currently eleven different types of animals at Trevena Glen Farm, including horses, pigs, sheep, rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs, goats, turkeys, alpacas, donkeys, and a dog. They are all very used to people and most are open to cuddles and pats. Check out all the animals at the farm here.
Experiences at Trevena Glen
There are a number of different experiences on offer at the farm.
The farm offers a range of group and personal tours for one to three hours, to best suit your wishes. The tours are a great way to meet all of the different species of farm animals, to spend longer with those you like the best, and to get hands-on with helping to lead, feed and pet the animals. The tours offer opportunities to interact with different animals at Trevena Glen Farm.
You can book regular horse riding lessons, or for beginners, you can add on a 15-minute horse ride to any tour.
Birthday parties can be tailored to suit your little one and can include a range of animal and farm experiences. You can find out about all of the different options available here.
Other experiences are also available so be sure to check them all out and make your booking here.
Public Tours vs Personal Tours
Brisbane Kids reviewers have recently attended both the public and private tours at Trevena Glen. Both have a lot to offer to visitors so it depends what you are after. The public tour does the rounds of many of the animals here and you are able to feed the pigs by throwing bread over the fence, then feed some alpacas through the gate. After that we were able to pat some sheep and feed a goat and pat donkeys before getting to pat a rabbit and cuddle some guinea pigs. Finally we were able to hang out with a miniature horse and then hang out with the chooks. This was a great tour and gave us a taste of everything the farm had to offer, although we did have to take turns interacting with the animals with the other guests on the tour. Even though it was a rainy day, we just wore our ponchos and raincoats and had a fantastic time.
When our reviewer went to the 1-hour personal tour, we booked the last tour of the day. This was a great experience as we got to feed lots of the animals and put them to bed. We led the miniature pony to his stable, held guinea pigs and stroked rabbits. We fed the huge pigs and goats, collected eggs from the chickens, led the alpacas inside, visited the donkeys, and even herded the flock of sheep from the paddock to the shelter!
It was really lovely getting up close and personal with all of the animals on both tours. Our tour guides were really friendly and informative, and we learned a lot about all of the animals in their care.
The public tour is a great way to get a taste of everything the farm had to offer, although we did have to take turns interacting with the animals with the other guests on the tour. We were able to see all the different animals on the farm and learn about them. This is ideally suited to first time visitors and people who want to see all the different animals at the farm.
The personal tour would be ideal for repeat visitors or people who have a favourite animal or experience, as we were able to tailor our visit so we could stay longer with the animals the kids loved the best, which was great. It also allows for additional experiences like closer interactions with the alpacas and more choice about how you spend your time at Trevena Farm.
Our Experience at Trevena Glen
Our reviewers on the personal tour booked the last tour of the day, and this was a great experience as they got to feed lots of the animals and put them to bed. They led the miniature pony to his stable, held guinea pigs and stroked rabbits. The children fed the huge pigs and goats, collected eggs from the chickens, led the alpacas inside, visited the donkeys, and even herded the flock of sheep from the paddock to the shelter!
When our reviewers attended for the public tour, it was a rainy day but it was still a fantastic experience. Pack a raincoat and gumboots and enjoy seeing, feeding and patting the animals. Our kids also loved the large treehouse playground before and after the tour, and there’s a cafe where you can purchase drinks and treats.
Facilities at Trevena Glen
The farm is located on 16 acres and has many farm facilities, including:
- Floodlit arena
- Floodlit round yard
- Tack shed and wash bay
- Large animal shelter
Visitors can also enjoy:
- Onsite parking for cars and buses
- Toilets and handwashing facilities
- The 100+-year-old giant fig tree, perfect for climbing or enjoying the tyre swing
- Coffee, snacks and a sausage sizzle during the Open Farm Event (at an extra charge)
- EFTPOS is available
- BYO food and drink for a picnic is permitted
The Trevena Glen Farm is available for bookings six days a week and is closed on Sundays. Please note the farm is not open to the public for drop-in visits. Bookings are essential so the farm can ensure the animals are on hand rather than out in the paddocks and that they have sufficient staff onsite. Public tours operate on Saturdays through school terms and Monday to Saturday on school holidays.
Accessibility and Safety
Trevena Glen is an approved NDIS provider, with sessions available both in the morning and afternoon. The farm is disabled, wheelchair and pushchair friendly. There is ramped toilet access and the main walking area is reasonably flat, making it suitable for most wheeled access. However, some areas may require additional assistance due to uneven terrain or slopes, but the farm staff are very willing to help with this.
This is a mainly outdoor experience, so it’s important to remember hats and sun screen and drinking water, or raincoats and gumboots on wet days. Bottled water is available for purchase.
It is also important to wear sensible shoes and clothing. As you would expect, visiting a farm and cuddling farm animals can be muddy and messy. So remember to wear old clothes. Closed-toe shoes are also a must, and wellies are recommended if there has been recent rain.
Please also be sure to follow any instructions given by staff, especially regarding interaction with the animals — for their safety and your own.
Trevena Glen Farm is located at 1100 Winn Road, Mount Samson, Brisbane. You can visit trevenaglen.com.au for more information or call 07 3289 4257.
For another wonderful animal experience nearby, be sure to check out Lyell Deer Sanctuary at 6 Lyell Court, Mount Samson.