12 Best Farm Stays In And Near Melbourne, Australia - Updated 2024

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Apart from being the capital of Victoria State and the second-largest city in Australia, Melbourne is also a coastal region and one of the most attractive locations in the world. Boasting an array of entertainment joints, art galleries, restaurants, and shopping boutiques, the city is also of greater significance to the whole state as it serves as the gateway to Victoria. Indeed it’s easy to see why tourists love this place. It is a city deeply rooted in its culture and has some beautiful attractions worth discovering. For an adventurous vacation, read on to know more about the best farm stays in and near Melbourne, 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 19, 2024.

1. Will's Wonderland Farmstay (from USD 133)

Located in the picturesque Wandin East, Will’s Wonderland Farmstay offers a charming retreat for those seeking a peaceful getaway and serves as the perfect base for exploring the stunning Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

The property is home to a delightful array of animals, including alpacas, chickens, ducks, and a friendly farm dog, Rex. If you want to enjoy a farm stay with animals in Melbourne, then this is perfect for you. You can enjoy the comfort of air-conditioning in summer. During winter, there is central heating upstairs.

Experience the tranquility of rural life without compromising on modern comforts as the farm is just one-hour away from Melbourne.

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Wandin East, Victoria, Australia
19.14 km (11.9 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
203 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was spacious great amenities and beds were comfortable
the house is very spacious clean and amenities are provided making the stay a comfortable one
we had a comfortable stay
as others have mentioned the well-stocked fridge for breakfasts was great
house is amazingly clean and comfortable
the house is very clean and comfortable
the place is clean
very clean with generous breakfast supplies
accommodation was super clean easy living
owner looked after us really well
highly recommend the property and our hosts
very friendly and proactive host
very nice and generous host
she is also very responsive and helpful
many tourist attractions place around within a short drive distance
great location close to yarra valley and mt dandenong
will’s farm stay is a lovely place with cute animals especially the alpacas
will recommended us to a thai place imm oon a short drive away which we thoroughly enjoyed
will’s place was such a dream a farmstay that is within driving distance to many local attractions
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2. Hickey Vale Farm Lodge (from USD 134)

The newly built Hickey Vale Farm Lodge in Broadford, Victoria, Australia, offers a comfortable stay amidst a 70-acre (28.33-hectare) farm. There is a fully equipped kitchen and a coffee pod machine for your morning brew. Unwind in the spa bath or relax on the tiled deck amidst the trees. Stay connected with free WiFi and a landline for local calls.

The main bedroom feaures a king bed and two single beds, while the second bedroom features a king bed and two single beds and a bunk bed, enough for a big group. Pet lovers can rent this farm house in Melbourne to enjoy a vacation with their fur buddies.

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Broadford, Victoria, Australia
60.56 km (37.7 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
182 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 6 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful comfortable couch and we loved the coffee machine
beds were very comfy my two year old loved seeing the horses and the kangaroos
very clean and well appointed
great communication and very clean and well presented home
lodge was as described clean with comfy beds
beautiful place nice and clean and very relaxing
very nice stay very clean very welcoming
kylie is a fantastic host thinking of everything to make us feel very welcome
kylie was an amazing host accommodating our needs and excellent communication
kylie is a superb host answering queries promptly and providing a seamless experience
kylie was very good with communication and a great host
communication with host is easy
great location easy drive to melbourne airport
lovely location to get away from the city
great stay so close to melbourne but worlds away
beautiful location very comfortable accommodation and well appointed house
great location and facilities for a family passing through or needing a weekend away
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3. A beautiful farmhouse with stunning views (from USD 71)

Located about 50 km (31.07 miles) away from the city, this charming one-bedroom is nice and luxurious. As you enjoy a peaceful stay in this ranch near Melbourne, you will get to see farm animals, such as horses, chickens, and dogs, as they play. There’s a well-equipped kitchen where you can prepare homemade meals of your choice. The bedroom area is furnished with a comfy large bed, a TV, and ample lighting. The bathroom comes with a walk-in shower, towels, and toiletries. Guests are served with breakfast to start their day. The house also comes with a laundry area stocked with a laundry machine.

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Harkaway, Victoria, Australia
31.9 km (19.9 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
61 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room with a private bathroom and kitchen bed king size very comfortable
nice place good location lovely view kitchen was nice and clean as well as the bathroom
the room is well equipped comfortable great (website hidden by airbnb) are nice and friendly
jairaj is an approachable host that is easy to chat to
the host said yes it was accessible internally however not externally
great place great host and fantastic value we simply love all aspects of here
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4. An unique spacious farm (from USD 312)

Melbourne is an amazing place with a rich heritage in culture, social life, food and history. While you are here, you will always find suitable Airbnb vacation rentals. But an organized farm, featuring more than 30 acres (12.14 ha) of land, boasts a lot of space for playing and exploring. It features twin rooms with king-size beds, a private outdoor living area, and a romantic fireplace. There’s a fully equipped kitchen where guests can prepare homemade meals, and it includes a fridge and a freezer. The signature room has two bedrooms furnished with cozy beds, clean bedding, and en suite bathrooms. The house also has a cozy self-contained lounge with a fireplace. It features a modern gym facility, high-speed Wi-Fi, and free parking as well.

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Diggers Rest, Victoria, Australia
45.01 km (28.0 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
2 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
listing is clean and well maintained with good amenities
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5. A magnificent beautifully decorated farmhouse (from USD 268)

Located in Doreen, Victoria, this luxurious five-bedroom farmhouse near Melbourne lets you experience country life in a romantic environment. Enjoy the fresh air of the countryside as you mingle with the attractive beauty of nature in this eye-catching scenery. The living area is airy, furnished with cozy sofas and a flatscreen TV, and has magnificent views through the large windows. The kitchen is fully equipped with high-quality appliances and utensils and features a nice dining area. The bedrooms are tastefully fitted with big comfy beds, clean linen, and storage spaces. All the rooms are decorated with attractive art. There are two and a half bathrooms that come with toiletries and towels. Guests can relax at the wonderful verandah or swim in the outdoor pool. Free parking is also available.

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Doreen, Victoria, Australia
17.49 km (10.9 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
120 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 8 Beds 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely views great pool and secret bar
a rather mysterious historical home with many attractive rooms and views
beautiful old family home quirky rooms lovely views nice location for a quiet getaway
the pool is incredible so clean and enjoyable
the home was very clean comfortable and spacious it was perfect for two couples with children
james is a great host and most helpful
james is very friendly and happy to help with any questions we had
james was an exceptional host we had a wonderful stay and really enjoyed the property
fabulous host who responds quickly and is very friendly and easy to deal with
it was very relaxing and james was very accommodating and helpful
james’s place was such an amazing place for a weekend away from melbourne
truly amazing space in a beautiful location
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6. A spacious, cozy four-bedroom farmhouse

Nestled in gorgeous wine farms along with a lovely waterfall, this four-bedroom home offers guests peace and tranquility that is rare to find in the city. This is a fantastic place to go for a family retreat or a team-building adventure. The house boasts an open design for its dining and kitchen areas. The living area is sizable and fitted with cushy sofas, cable TV, and charming house décor. The bedrooms are big and nicely furnished with comfy beds, fresh linen, and storage spaces. The house also comes with four and a half bathrooms with towels and toiletries. There is free parking within the premises too.

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14.99 km (9.4 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
119 reviews  
Farm stay 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very modern design - loved that every room had its own bathroom and walk in robe
very clean and comfortable
very clean and plenty of space
very clean huge comfortable place
huge clean rooms and lots of privacy
very new and clean property the beds were comfortable and very clean
the owner was fantastic at answering questions
great communication from host with quick no fuss replies
excellent location close to wineries
fantastic location so close to local wineries
perfect location for visits to local wineries
we had a wedding not far from this location and it was perfect for us
fantastic location for wineries and surrounding attractions in the yarra valley
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7. A stylish two-bedroom harvest homestead with views of the Dandenongs (from USD 134)

Situated between Dandenong Ranges National Park and Lysterfield valley, this stylish homestead is designed to offer a tranquil stay. Guests get to learn about organic farming and interact with farm animals in this beautiful setting. The living area is nicely furnished with comfy sofas, a TV, an indoor fireplace, air-conditioning, and a DVD player. The dining area is close to the fully equipped kitchen, which comes with high-quality appliances, a fridge, and a dishwasher. The bedrooms are well dressed with comfy beds and clean bedding, and they have lovely views of the garden. The bathroom comes with essential toiletries. Other features include a lovely patio, free Wi-Fi, and parking space.

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Upwey, Victoria, Australia
21.86 km (13.6 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
162 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage itself was very comfortable and quaint
the breakfast welcome basket was lovely and had a generous amount of food
secondly azalea definitely and empathically put the second "b" into bed and breakfast
luxurious bed linen super comfortable beds
the breakfast hamper was delicious and a brilliant addition to our stay thanks
accommodation was clean and comfortable
clean stylish warm and cozy
it’s warm clean and modern
the house was clean and had a beautiful homely feel to it
her place was clean with quality kitchen ware
azalea is an amazing host
azalea and rafael were wonderful attentive hosts
azalea was the best host we've experienced
azalea was so welcoming and helpful
azalea is lovely & very accommodating
the location was great and so relaxing
a truly enjoyable stay would highly recommend as a perfect place to get away for a couple of days
i would highly recommend azalea's place for a perfect family get away
what an absolutely amazing place
we really enjoyed having to see the animals around the place
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8. A spacious three-bedroom farm-stay guest house

This nice three-bedroom farm-stay guest house is situated roughly about 15 minutes from Melbourne International Airport by car. This beautiful brick home dating back to the 90s gives you the chance to interact with farm animals in a peaceful atmosphere. It is designed with an open plan, featuring a kitchen, dining area, and lounge area. The lounge is furnished with cozy sofas and a large entrance, and the kitchen is big and well-equipped. The bedrooms come with comfy beds, clean linen, and storage spaces, while the bathrooms have a shower, a bath, and toiletries. You can relax outside while enjoying a barbeque and a romantic sunset. There’s a gym facility to help you keep your fitness routine, and free parking is offered within the premises.

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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
43.32 km (27.0 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
115 reviews   Superhost
Farm stay 5 Beds 9 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the included breakfast (egg bacon & bread) was great
we really appreciated the complimentary breakfast and ease of check in
great space nice touches with a bottle of wine and bacon and eggs for breakfast
accommodation was as described and the offer of free breakfast a good gesture
well furnished room fully equiped kitchen spacious living room you ask it they have it
very clean and plenty of space
great spot clean great communication and very friendly would stay again
over all it was comfortable and clean
clean comfortable friendly host
odette is very easy to deal with and place was nice and clean
the host was amazing and really helpful
odette the host was lovely and very welcoming
odette was a great host
odette is a wonderful host
odette is a very nice host and always replied very quickly
the location is also pretty close to melbourne airport
convienent location easy to get to from the airport
great location close to town and airport
great quiet place close to the airport
the location was perfect for us only a few minutes to the grounds
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9. A charming spacious six-bedroom farmhouse with an indoor fireplace

Looking for a quiet, charming place to enjoy a romantic getaway from the city? This stylish six-bedroom farmhouse situated in Sunbury offers you a tranquil environment to enjoy an adventure. Explore different farm animals, like horses and goats, during your wonderful stay. The kitchen is immense, equipped with high-quality appliances, utensils, a fridge, and storage areas. The living area is also huge, beautifully furnished with elegant sofas, and it’s well-lit. The bedrooms are roomy, with wooden floors, comfy large beds, and clean bedding. The house has a romantic fireplace and a nice outdoor sitting area where you can hold a party with special arrangements. There are 15 bathrooms with toiletries and a dryer, and free parking space is offered to guests.

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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
53.08 km (33.0 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
26 reviews  
Farm stay 11 Beds 6 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
the place was clean and spacious
the house was sparkling clean with a big kitchen and dining room all clean
it was clean and well maintained and had two bbqs and a spit however we didn't use this
the farm manager is helpful and friendly
jason was a great host and really helpful whenever we needed something
the manager tex is super nice and helpful
the ranch manager tex was helpful and accommodating
a special thanks to tex who was very kind and went above and beyond
beautiful place not too far away from airport & shops
great place to get away very accommodating
a great place to relax and unwind
a beautiful place for a family getaway or just with your friends
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10. A romantic five-bedroom farmhouse with a swimming pool and a tennis court

This romantic five-bedroom farmhouse is located in a charming neighborhood in Harkaway. The house is nestled in lush green trees, and the beautiful gardens all around make it even more attractive. The living area is bright, airy, and wonderfully furnished with stylish seats, a table, and a fireplace. The bedrooms are elegant, neatly arranged with large beds, clean bedding, and storage spaces. The house has a sleek modern kitchen that is fully equipped, along with a lovely dining area. There are three sparkling-clean bathrooms that come with towels and toiletries. If you get sweaty while playing tennis, you can enjoy a nice swim at the outdoor pool. All the rooms are gracefully decorated with contemporary art décor. You can sip some tea from the lovely tearoom outside as well. Free Wi-Fi and parking are also provided.

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Harkaway, Victoria, Australia
30.72 km (19.1 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
22 reviews  
Farm stay 6 Beds 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds and bathrooms are fantastic with the beds setting a new standard for us
amazing place very clean warm spacious and comfy beds
the house was clean beds were comfortable and plenty of room to spread out
the bedrooms were all clean and well spaced
the tennis court was brilliant place was clean and eric responds really quickly
nice house and good host
great place and great host the place was better then i expected and eric is a great host
eric the host is a great guy with prompt communication and great understanding
perfect location and amazing space for bbq's
and morning walk across the large land was very refreshing and good start of the day
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11. A gorgeous two-bedroom farmhouse

This is a gorgeous, charming, and spacious two-bedroom farmhouse located in a rural setting in Melton South. Apart from enjoying a peaceful stay away from city life, guests also interact with farm animals, such as hens and dogs. The house comes with two rooms—the main room is furnished with a TV, a fridge, furniture, comfy bedding, a table, a coffee machine, and a double-mirrored wardrobe. The rooms are decorated with beautiful pieces of art. There’s a private bathroom with a shower, a bathtub, towels, and toiletries. High-speed Wi-Fi and free parking are available within the premises.

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Melton South, Victoria, Australia
56.79 km (35.3 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
6 reviews  
Private room in farm stay 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
very good area peace and quiet
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12. A stylish elegant three-bedroom farmhouse

This elegant farmhouse is situated in a peaceful neighborhood some 25 km (15.53 miles) from the heart of Melbourne City. The shopping center is not far, plus the railway station and bus stop are just a few blocks away. Here you get the opportunity to admire animals, such as horses, peacocks, alpacas, kangaroos, and birds. The house features a bright living area with cozy sofas and a lovely fireplace. Granite countertops, high-quality appliances, and utensils make up the sleek kitchen. The bedrooms are furnished with large comfy beds, clean bedding, and storage spaces, while the bathroom has a shower, toilet, and necessary toiletries. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi and parking.

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Kangaroo Ground, Victoria, Australia
2.92 km (1.9 mi) from Warrandyte State Park
7 reviews  
Private room in farm stay 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
overall about $800 for one night in effectively a dorm room
great hospitality and very helpful host with a nice location property
this was a perfect location for us to stay and accomodating size wise
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Enjoy a peaceful, tranquil vacation in Melbourne City

You may be tired from work and all the activities and pollution of the city and would like to enjoy a serene getaway in Australia. If you’re planning to stay in Melbourne or the surrounding areas, you won’t struggle while looking for a place to stay. You can stay at cabin rentals in Melbourne and explore city life. However, you can stay on a farm to enjoy nature without losing the amenities. We’ve made sure you have a quiet, adventurous vacation by putting together the above list of the best farm stays in Melbourne.

Frequently asked questions about farm stays in and near Melbourne, Australia

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