10 Best Farm Stays In Hunter Valley, Australia - Updated 2024

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Hildah 
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Hunter Valley, Australia is home to some of the oldest wineries said to have existed as early as the 1800s. Here, there are over 150 expansive wineries for travelers to visit and indulge in some of the best-tasting wines at different stages of maturity. Are you looking to go somewhere quiet, where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy yourself? Hunter Valley is one of the few places that keeps on giving. The cool winds, hospitable people, and most enchanting farm stay accommodations make for a perfect getaway. The best thing about opting for a farm stay is that it gives you a firsthand experience of farm life. In Hunter Valley, different farm accommodations are tailor-made to suit different types of visitors. Some are designed for families, others for couples. Some for a group of friends and others for corporate retreats. Sound like something you’d be quite interested in? Here’s a list of the best farm stays in Hunter Valley, Australia.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Rustic-style cottage with open fireplace (from USD 151)

Ever wonder what it feels like to live on a working farm? Well, ponder no more because a couple of days at this cottage in Wollombi will give you a firsthand experience of what life in the countryside is all about. Here, you have access to 120 acres (48.5 hectares) of land to explore, birds to watch, a hot tub, and an open fireplace all for your comfort and relaxation. The rustic style and 25-tonne (24.6 ton) cave rock are what make this cottage intriguing enough to want to visit.

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Sweetmans Creek, New South Wales, Australia
265 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was incredibly comfortable with everything you would need
we really loved the fresh eggs for breakfast from lyndsey and pam’s chickens
the king bed was fabulous and loved the electric blankets too
amazingly comfortable stunning views and friendly hosts that made our stay perfect
the beds are very comfortable and the electric heating another added bonus
Cleanliness:
the room & bed were great the bathrooms clean and working the kitchen was fully featured and clean
this place is absolutley stunningvery clean and smells lovelylittle special touches around the place
Host:
lindsay & pam are wonderful hosts the fresh bread and eggs were lovely
pam and lindsay were great hosts
lindsay and pam were very friendly thoughtful hosts
friendly hosts that made our stay welcoming
pam and lindsay were great hosts as well
Location:
very cute cabin - beautiful location
fantastic property and great location
quiet restful location on genuine working farm
it is in a great location to visit the local wineries in the hunter region
a wonderful stay completely exceeded our expectations in terms of the breathtaking location and the amazing hand built property
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2. Sparkling clean space on a private vineyard with incredible views (from USD 279)

You’ll have this whole villa to yourself. The home is well-maintained and always sparkling clean. The super hosts will always be within reach to help you solve and attend to whatever issues you need assistance with during your stay. What separates this place from the rest is that you’ll have access to an expansive 100 acres (40.4 hectares) of bushland, lake views, vineyards, and olive groves. You’ll even get to see kangaroos and cozy up next to log fire before you retire to sleep in the comfy air-conditioned rooms.

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Belford, New South Wales, Australia
53 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
the place was spotless and very well decorated
Location:
this is a delightful property in a quiet rural location
the place was a perfect little escape on a beautiful vineyard in a central location
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3. Pet-friendly lodge with unique outdoor furnishings (from USD 134)

This is a self-contained guest house complete with two en-suite bedrooms, kitchenette, and dining area. Some outstanding amenities include a four-burner barbeque, outdoor furnishings, air conditioning, a constant supply of solar-heated water, and more. It is a pet-friendly area set right in grazing fields. It features breathtaking views and is said to have been built as early as 1850.

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Glendon Brook, New South Wales, Australia
92 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy beds and the most amazing view to look at for breakfast
gorgeous views comfy rooms an ensuite in each of the rooms which is great
extremely comfortable farm stay with extensive amenities for the pampered pooch
very impressed that both rooms had their own ensuite also
the house was very clean well equipped and comfortable with a great view of the valley
Cleanliness:
very clean and nice comfortable bed
a beautiful area and a clean and well=provisioned place to stay
a clean comfortable well equipped lodge in a tranquil and relaxing setting
thank you for a lovely stay very clean and homely
very homely extremely clean fresh and well decorated beautiful scenery and a friendly welcome
Host:
the hosts were very friendly and made sure to swing by to introduce themselves
lovely friendly hosts we will be sure to visit again
great stay lovely place and hosts who politely checked in on us throughout our trip
fantastic place great hosts and lovely scenery
winn and roger very helpful and friendly hosts
Location:
delightful cottage located in quiet rural location
great place to get away from it all
what a gorgeous place to get away from it all
will defenitely recommend this place to anyone
nice place was amazing to get away
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4. Spacious and comfortable farm house perfect for special occasions (from USD 127)

When you think of retreat, a farm stay isn’t really the first thing that comes to mind. However, this rural retreat sets you up for an experience that you’ll never want to come back from. The peace and tranquility of life here are what works like a charm to get you to relax and let loose. Located only 20 minutes from the Tamborine MTN, you will have 66 acres (27 hectares) of land all to yourself. It not only looks like a safe haven, it feels like one. It’s perfect for weddings, couples’ getaways, or a friends’ weekend outing.

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Cedar Creek, Queensland, Australia
361 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 8 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had the most relaxing and comfortable 3 night stay
you can buy firewood on site which makes it extra easy and cozy in winter
Cleanliness:
very clean and welcoming with everything you need
cozy clean everything is better than u expected
the accomodation was comfortable inviting and clean
Host:
highly recommend this property and host
fantastic hospitality friendly and helpful hosts
lovely place with a great host
the hosts were also extremely responsive to our requests and questions throughout the stay
hosts were very helpful and pleasant
Location:
great location for seeing the mountain
makes a great location to explore mt tambourine region
stunning property in a great location just the secluded break we were after
the location is very peaceful and quiet
great place to spend some quality time away with friends
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5. Quaint cottage with stunning views (from USD 144)

Another hidden gem in Hunter Valley Dusk is a beautiful house where you get gorgeous views of the sun rising and setting. What’s more, you’ll have over 100 acres (40.4 hectares) of land at your disposal. Watch the horses, bison, and other wild animals grazing, lay back, and relax by the most captivating views of the river and the paddocks down below. Once you are all well-rested, whip up some delicious meals in the fully equipped kitchen, or roast some meat at the barbeque area. Anyone looking for an authentic quiet time away will love it here.

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Maitland Vale, New South Wales, Australia
109 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the aircon in every room was the absolute lifesaver on a 43 degree weekend
Cleanliness:
it was sparkling clean and very well equipped for a weekend away
upon our arrival everything was clean and in order we immediately felt at home
Host:
renae was very responsive via message and the whole stay was very smooth would definitely recommend
Location:
close enough to wine region to drive around and nice and peaceful away from the main town
if you’re after a peaceful getaway close to the hunter valley this is the airbnb for you
we loved our stay at renae’s place
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6. Modern accommodation with essential ammenities

Being in this guest house will make you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes, this is all you really need to forget the world and all the responsibilities that come with it, albeit for a moment. However, the trick is that you will actually be only a short distance away from the nearest town. Large enough to accommodate up to eight guests, the guesthouse, for many, is a dream come true. It’s how well-preserved the home is, along with the expansive wineries nearby and the enchanting views that will captivate you and take you in. It is a good place to find peace and get an authentic break from city life.

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Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia
200 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the beds linen and cushions etc are super comfy
the welcome wine & cheese and the breakfast were also wonderful little additions
the place was clean complete with amenities and kitchen was well stocked
the place is beautiful and well planned comfortable and furnished
a great venue new amentities and very comfortable for 8 could cope with ten ( a couple of kids)
Cleanliness:
clean modern house almost new
very clean and has everything you need
very comfortable clean and stylish accommodation
it was very clean self contained and also a good base to explore hunter region
house was clean and had everything we needed
Host:
owners were very friendly and helpful
highly recommend both great hosts
lee and jess are wonderful hosts
hosts were amazing we will be back
jess and lee were so friendly and welcoming
Location:
wonderful stay in a great location
we really enjoyed the quiet location that was still very close to some great vineyards like pierre‘s
great location for winery days and amazing spot for a bonfire and star gazing
loved the quiet location with farm animals around
the house is very spacious well equipped and located in a very quiet neighbourhood
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7. Cozy, fully equipped cottage fit for a family (from USD 302)

Breathe in, breathe out, and clear your mind of all stresses and worries at this place. Nothing like a bit of country life to get you re-energized and back in your good graces.This option is a two-story home that exposes you to what living near the mountains and valleys is all about. You’ll never get enough of the breathtaking views here. Everything from the cattle, olive tree fields, and well-decorated home interiors will have your mind reeling in excitement. It is a cozy place for families, couples, and loved ones to hang out.

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Dalwood, New South Wales, Australia
177 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the table on the balcony seats 8 in very comfortable chairs
best view of sunrise and sunset from two bedrooms bathroom kitchen and dining room
the view was stunning and the best was having breakfast on the veranda looking across the olive trees
the views from all rooms are amazing especially the master bedroom
the scenery is beautiful and outdoor chairs so comfortable i could have sat in them all day daydreaming
Cleanliness:
super clean super equipped really clean and modern
it was super clean & very organised
the house was clean inviting and just a nice place to be
house was extremely well kept and clean
it is very comfortable and clean
Host:
the home was presented fantastic and the hosts were quick to respond to any questions i had
hosts were very thoughtful and accommodating
ure such a great host
host was extremely friendly and hospitable
also thoroughly enjoyed the friendly farm animals especially feeding the cows
Location:
great location for the wineries
great place in a beautiful location
great location definitely coming back
a must come back again place & experince :)
the location is amazing and not too far from local vineyards
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8. Studio with breathtaking scenery away from the city

There is something about country air and how crisp and fresh it is–it’s like it cleans all the negative energies and replaces them only with good vibes. Experience this and more at this lovely studio which can accommodate one or two people. All guests have access to amenities like a kitchen, air conditioning, hairdryer, iron, hangers, TV, and more.

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Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia
181 reviews   Superhost
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi would be a good addition
very comfortable room with all the amenities we needed
great location panoramic view really comfortable bed and all our basic needs covered thank you lisa
i enjoyed watching it in the single most comfortable bed i have slept in for accomodation
Cleanliness:
clean and organized
the room was clean and spacious
really clean and spacious room with thoughtful touches
the space was very clean and spacious for a studio
lisa's place is very clean with all the basic needs
Host:
lisa was lovely and very informative/knowledgeable when asked questions about the hunter valley
lisa was a great host
the host did however give us an early check in when asked on the day which we appreciated
lisa is the perfect host
lisa was an absolutely fabulous host and we had a great stay would definitely stay again
Location:
beautiful location amoung the vineyards
great location in the middle of the wineries
great quiet location close to all the vineyards
great location and value for money
great location and very spacious accomodation
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9. Beautiful lodge with self-contained rooms and free parking

This unique lodge is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. It sits right at the heart of Hunter Valley in Pokolbin. It’s a series of villas that are all self-contained, each one accommodating one to four visitors at a time. Here you are surrounded by expansive vineyards, the mountains, and the most scenic views. Basic amenities include free parking, air conditioning, heating, TV, hairdryer, iron, and more.

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Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia
235 reviews   Superhost
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing views and all the amenities you need for your stay including air conditioning
beds were super comfy
the room was definitely functional and perfect for a weekend
no wifi but for us that was nice as it felt like a proper getaway
we weren’t able to get wifi but it was great to disconnect and watch the stars instead
Cleanliness:
very clean and comfortable
quiet clean & practical
the beds were clean and lisa was very helpful
clean and comfortable amenities
loved the stay was such a beautiful and clean place
Host:
lovely place wonderful host highly recommend
the friendly cow and pony were a delight
lisa was a great host and she had some great recommendations for where to visit during our stay
everything you need and more- a great place to stop off- friendly hosts and animals
lisa is a fabulous host with great recommendations
Location:
beautiful location just a 20 min walk to several wineries
excellent location for the hunter valley wine region
great location right next to wineries
such a good location with a nice walk to so many wonderful wineries
a super stay in a great location recommend
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10. Private, traditional homestead with complete kitchen and fireplace

The best thing about a farm stay is that you’ll never go hungry. The second best thing is that you get up close and candid with nature like never before. This homestead in Hunter Valley is over 120 years old. One look at the cottage and you will know that what you are about to experience is going to be mind-blowing. The cottage is self-contained and complete with a kitchen, a verandah, a spacious lounge with comfortable seats and a fireplace, and three bedrooms with a king-size bed and two queen size beds.

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Pokolbin, New South Wales, Australia
218 reviews   Superhost
Farm stay 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
this is a lovely traditional home with fantastic views and comfy beds
the house was very comfortable for three couples with plenty of space to spread out
enjoyed the provided morning coffee and breakfast on the verandah soaking up the scenery
each room had it's own unique furnishings which we all commented on how cute it was
kitchen was well stocked with utensils which made it easy to cook our own meals
Cleanliness:
great place very clean and comfortable
what was also outstanding was the cleanliness of the house
it was sparkling clean and provided us with a homely charm we didn’t want to leave
so very clean with everything you need for a private getaway
this is a beautiful old cottage that is impeccably spotless inside
Host:
lovely house with great hosts definitely would stay there again
bernadette was a great host and made sure to say hello
great fireplace kid friendly space & lovely hosts
bernadette was a great host
a beautiful house in an amazing setting wonderful hosts
Location:
great location and beautiful outlook
great location and beautiful home
the location was both very peaceful and central to the wineries we wanted to visit
super close to the main vineyards in pokolbin
beautiful house in a beautiful location
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Prepare to be awed at the best farm stays in Hunter Valley, Australia

The best farm stay is one where you never want to leave. Above are some of the most beautiful farm stays and accommodations in Hunter Valley, Australia. Never experienced living on a farm? Try it out now and you’ll be glad you did.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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Hildah is a Nairobi-based travel writer and lover of nature, world cultures, food, languages, urban places, and wild spaces. She's interested in tasting fine wine and meeting new people. Having...Read more

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