Come and join our family and experience the country lifestyle with a truly genuine rural family and stay in private, four and a half star, modern, comfortable suites.
Only ninety minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Lillydale is the perfect spot for a quick getaway.

Enjoy the working life of the farm, relax around the pool or just idly gaze at the majestic scenery and breathe in the magic of a picturesque cattle grazing property. Imagine yourself watching Mount Barney rise out of the mist as the sun rises over another fabulous Queensland day! If you want a quiet time Lillydale is the destination for you. At Lillydale we'll make your stay a unique country experience. We provide a wide range of activities catering to all tastes including;
scrumptious damper cooking straight from a camp oven (available on request), animal feeding, milking a cow, collecting eggs, pony rides, Saddle Club, swimming in our pool, horse riding, abseiling, paddling our dinghy on the dam, fishing, taking a nature trek and experiencing seasonal cattle work and farm maintenance if you're game!

We strive to give our guests the best possible farmstay experience and have won numerous awards including Queensland Tourism Awards 2006 for Best Hosted Accommodation, 2005 Chairman's Award for Excellence Queensland Tourism Awards Finalist - 2002,2003 and 2004. HMAA Awards for Excellence Winner - 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. HMAA Awards Winner - 2005 Best Presentation

We require reservations for all meal packs. These must be made at least 4 days in advance.

** Ecotourism Australia Certification - Want to help the environment while your on holidays? The ECO Certification logo means that you are guaranteed to experience a genuine and authentic tour, attraction or accommodation that looks after the environment. The ECO certification program assures you that certified products are backed by a commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences. **

Activities and facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Barbeque
  • BBQ facilities
  • Bicycle hire
  • Billiards
  • Breathtaking views.
  • Communal Pay TV
  • Cot available
  • Ice machine
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kids club
  • Non-smoking property
  • On-site parking
  • Outdoor pool - unheated
  • Playground
  • Swings
  • Table Tennis
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Tour desk
  • Vending machines

Business facilities

  • Phone/Fax
  • Computer


Upper Logan Road, Rathdowney 4287 QLD Australia, (Mt. Barney)

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Lillydale Hostfarm

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Additional information

Check In 1400hrs
Check In Instructions Please check in and obtain your key from the upstairs office of the Homestead. There is a surcharge for early arrival and late departures from the property. Meal packs must be requested at least 4 days in advance of arrival
Check Out 1000hrs
Getting There Brisbane International Airport 90 minutes. Coolangatta Domestic/International Airport 90 minutes.
Own Transport:
Take the Mt Lindsay highway south of Brisbane or from the coast through Canungra to Beaudesert. At the traffic lights turn right, signposted to Rathdowney/Kyogle.

On reaching Rathdowney Township continue through, take the Boonah Rathdowney Road Highway 93 on the right.

Travel for 7 kilometres, turn left onto the Upper Logan Road. (if you travel across the Logan River - Todds Bridge you have gone too far).

Stay on the Upper Logan Road until you reach Lillydale (which is at the end of the bitumen). There are several T intersections stay on the bitumen.

The trip will take around 90 minutes.
Parking Secure, no charges
Things To Do On the Property: Horseriding, Riding lessons, pony rides, saddle club, Feeding the Animals, collecting eggs, Abseiling, Tractor Rides, Picnics, Bird Watching, Wine Tasting, Swimming, Watersports and Fishing

Off Farm Activities: Nature Treks to lower and upper portals, Wine tasting, Climb Mt. Barney or Mt. Maroon, Day Trip to Mt. French & lunch in a Country Pub, Dairy Tours, Hot Air Ballooning, Day trip to Queen Mary Falls, Cork & Fork winery tours, Scenic Rim 4WD tours, Sky Diving.

Most of these activities will need to be booked prior to arrival to avoid disappointment.
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