Queensland Farmstay Transformation Completed


Lillydale Farmstay near Mt Barney National Park is a beef cattle property in the Scenic Rim, 90 minutes from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Lillydale Farmstay is only 90 minutes from Brisbane and The Gold CoastThey are 4.5 star AAA rated and have advanced ecotourism accreditation. Their belief is that they should try to be as environmentally sustainable as possible and encourage their guests to embrace this idea as well. They offer a range of standard farm activities such as feeding the animals, horse riding, tractor rides, fishing, milking the cow and collecting eggs. They also offer activities that are a little unexpected on a farm such as abseiling, mountain climbing, Kids Club, Massage and Facials.

While there have been mammoth cleanups in Brisbane, Lillydale has had their own busy worker bees including owner Doug Hardgrave, ensuring that they are in better shape than ever before to welcome guests back to the farm.

They have just finished renovating the Barney homestead room, rebuilding fences and trimming the unruly Lillypilly maze.

"Horses are brushed, saddles have been oiled and hooves trimmed ready for trail rides through the trees to spot koalas," Farmer Doug said.

Lillydale Farmstay is serious about being environmentally sustainable. In addition to their 5 star eco rated cabin, the 1500 eucalypts that they have planted and the 1000 native lillypilly fruit trees that make up their maze, they have recently added solar panels to the homestead roof. Their goal is to minimise their carbon footprint as much as possible so that future generations can enjoy Heritage listed Mt Barney in much the same way as they are able to do today.

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