Top 8 Farm Stays Near Canberra, Australia - Updated 2024

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As the capital city of Australia, there is much to recommend Canberra to its visitors, especially its unique landscape that blends the urban and the natural. From Parliament House to Museum of Australian Democracy, there are plenty of touristy places for those interested in history and government. Taking a stroll around Lake Burley Griffin is another must-do – you can even paddle, sail or fish on its glistening waters if you choose to! If you are looking for an immersive experience close to laid-back surroundings on your next holiday, accommodation such as a farm stay would be a treat. So, consider booking these top farm stays near Canberra, Australia, for a cosy getaway.

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 April 13, 2024.

1. Butmaroo Station (from USD 274)

Butmaroo Station is an ideal accommodation for families, groups of friends and even business travellers. A large group can be accommodated within the main building of The Stockman’s Lodge and can sleep an additional four guests in the adjacent Jackaroo’s Cottage, which is self-contained. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding area from all bedrooms and direct access to the deck from the dining area. Moreover, the outdoor seating area is perfect for gathering when the weather is conducive.

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Bungendore, New South Wales, Australia
37.24 km (23.2 mi) from Australian War Memorial
190 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 6 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both penny and pete were fabulous even turned on our heater when we were late coming in
verandah (inclucing weather roller blinds) & outdoor table/chairs perfect for outdoor time
lots of space huge kitchen warm comfortable living area all rooms heated
the kitchen and dining area is spacious and welcoming and the outdoor views are spectacular
penny's place was lovely and very cosy with a fireplace/heater in the living room and a very well-equipped kitchen
spotlessly clean and an abundance of wildlife
the house was spotless and contained everything for a great stay
really nice place everything is clean and tidy
the house was warm clean and very comfortable
the house is a clean good place
stunning surrounds and a wonderful host
penny is a great host
penny is a friendly host
penny was super responsive
the hosts are lovely and hospitable really great people
amazingly quiet and peaceful location
butmaroo station is nestled in some gorgeous countryside
our stay at butmaroo station was fantastic
the house is fantastic and the location just stunning
butmaroo station is located close to bungendore but enough to feel like you’re escaping civilisation
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2. Accommodation within a sheep farm (from USD 132)

This barn-like accommodation is on a working sheep farm, with friendly dogs and horses. Fresh eggs and vegetables are available onsite, and you can prepare your meals in your private kitchenette. Whether you wish to relax and watch TV in the living area or dine al fresco on the veranda, you can do it all at this immersive farm stay!

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Gundaroo, New South Wales, Australia
33.48 km (20.8 mi) from Australian War Memorial
55 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tea coffee and breakfast supplies were provided which was a lovely touch
the house is cozy and warm and filled with thoughtful touches
great place with lots of lovely thoughtful touches to make your stay comfortable
such a great cosy and stylish house with everything needed and a great kitchen
the barn was lovely & clean the bed was comfortable
the 1 bedroom barn was sparkling clean tastefully furnished and had a modern bathroom and kitchen
the hosts were very welcoming
jenny is an outstanding host who is very friendly and welcoming
jenny and graham are very thoughtful friendly and helpful hosts
jenny & geaham are great hosts vert nice and wants to share all they know about the area
we thoroughly enjoyed the animals on the farm and the warn hospitality of our hosts
beautiful country location and great accommodation
great location surrounded by friendly chooks horses and dogs
perfect location for exploring the wineries and for dinner at grazing
lots of cute places to visit in the surrounding area
the area is awesome we loved the nearby walks and wineries plus canberra is super close too
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3. The Donkey Den (from USD 73)

Are you a fan of miniature donkeys and wish to interact with them? If so, you will love your stay at The Donkey Den. Each two-bedroom den has a covered deck and outdoor seating area, opening up possibilities for al fresco dining or soaking in the views.

During your stay, you can embark on educational tours and participate in donkey encounters if you wish, which will be fun for the little ones!

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Bellmount Forest, New South Wales, Australia
40.9 km (25.5 mi) from Australian War Memorial
114 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 5 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the accommodation is really comfortable and an easy drive into both gundaroo and gunning
beautiful place clean nice and quiet
great value clean and spacious accomadation
amazing location lovely clean stay friendly owners and beautiful donkeys
everything was neat and tidy and the rooms lovely and spacious
joan is a great host to show us around the farm and interact with donkeys
host is very accommodating and friendly and the donkeys are just adorable
joan was a lovely host and so welcoming
joan was a fantastic host
our boys loved helping out on the farm with the donkeys and friendly dogs
what a great place for a break
this is a great place to stay when you want to discover the yass region
great place to stay already planning when i can come back with all the family
wow what a sensational place to stay
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4. Cosy cottage near city centre (from USD 161)

You will love your stay at this cottage if you want a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is about 15 minutes from Canberra city centre, ensuring access to plenty of sightseeing. As the cottage is on a working farm, you can look forward to hand-feeding the cattle and seeing geese parade past your window each morning!

At the end of the day, there’s nothing better than chilling with loved ones in the cosy living area as you watch TV.

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Jerrabomberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
9.78 km (6.1 mi) from Australian War Memorial
8 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excellent modern fittings with new accessories including super large tv
really clean and so convenient to the city and all the sites
great place wonderful hosts and perfect if you like a bit of interaction with the countryside
country setting close to the city with fresh and contemporary decor
great rural setting close to all that canberra has to offer
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5. Self-contained yurt with enclosed fireplace (from USD 606)

You will have plenty of privacy when you book your stay at this self-contained yurt. As it is one of three on the same site, you will never have to worry about being completely isolated despite the relative peace you can enjoy away from the city centre. With electric wall heaters in all bedrooms and an enclosed fireplace in the living room, keeping warm will not be a problem.

Shared amenities for use onsite include a tennis court and a gym, ensuring you are never bored.

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Pialligo, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
4.09 km (2.6 mi) from Australian War Memorial
13 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bedding is very comfortable and living room incredibly spacious with modern entertainment equipment
this is a very modern build that is lovingly decorated and spotlessly clean
thanks for a wonderful experience alice your hospitality is top notch and you are a wonderful host
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6. Spacious farmhouse near a lake (from USD 156)

This farmhouse is ideal for families as it can accommodate a large group. There’s a sofa bed in the second living room that turns into additional sleeping space. If you have remote work to attend to, a sunroom also doubles up as an office, providing a conducive space for you to concentrate while taking in the countryside views!

Keep in mind that there are permanent residents onsite, and this farmhouse is not ideal for hosting parties or loud groups.

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Williamsdale, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
29.75 km (18.5 mi) from Australian War Memorial
118 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 8 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
if you can fix the bed room light circuit that would even better
well equipped and presented place clean and spacious
kitchen rooms and living area were all clean and tastefully set
the host was very accommodating and the accommodation was clean and cosy
she is best host
sarah is an excellent host
sarah is a lovely lady and an obliging host
great stay - lovely host
very nice and accomondating host
great location with walks and other activities
was such a beautiful location really accessible to canberra
perfect place to get away with the family
great place to stay whilst visiting canberra especially around the tuggeranong region
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7. Tranquil cabins with an outdoor fire pit

These cabins are ideal for couples and small families. In the bedroom, you will find a desk area allowing you to tend to work when necessary, though you will not want to spend much time on that while you are here! As you will be on a working sheep farm, you will want to take advantage of your access to farm walks to explore the local area.

Although you will need permission from the owner to light a fire in the outdoor pit, this is almost always granted, especially in winter. Take note that you will need to supply your firewood from the nearby forest.

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Mount Fairy, New South Wales, Australia
40.53 km (25.2 mi) from Australian War Memorial
112 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Farm stay 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the outlook from the deck and even the bed was amazing
the place is well air conditioned to keep the rooms nice and warm during freezing cold winter nights
beautiful view lovely and quiet everything you needed to have a comfortable and warm stay
the rooms are really beautiful and clean and the views are stunning
rolling hills trees and sheep galore the cabins are new well furnished and the bed was super comfortable
newly renovated cabins super clean and comfortable
nearly kapoor and clean and with a lovely viewer to wake up to
we had a lovely weekend stay at tim’s farm communication was quick and the space was clean and relaxing
stylish and clean cabin friendly animals stunning green environment
the little cabins were well appointed and beautifully clean
great hosts offering support and advice but also privacy
thanks louise & tim for being wonderful hosts :) will definitely be coming back here
great spot great host would definitely visit again
we really enjoyed our stay here louise was really helpful and nothing was too much trouble
tim was prompt with communication and louise was super kind about giving us some suggestions for our trip
can’t beat the location if you’re looking to relax
quiet small retreat ideal to getaway from it all
the cabin is lovely and in a serene location
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8. Little George

If you want to disconnect on your next trip, you might consider booking your stay at this working farm. The WiFi coverage onsite is not great, making it ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves fully in nature. You can hike up the mountain and enjoy the sunrise from the peak.

You can also indulge in wine tasting at Lake George Winery or neighbouring Lerida Estate. Guests are asked to respect nature and recycle whenever possible during their stay.

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Lake George, New South Wales, Australia
39.23 km (24.4 mi) from Australian War Memorial
219 reviews   Wifi Available
Farm stay 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very peaceful bed was super comfortable and it had all you needed for a great stay
bed was really comfortable and had a great nights sleep
bed was comfortable and getting to feed the horses was a lovely perk
great views clean and comfortable
sarah was really clear with communicating and the place was beautiful very clean and amazing location
sarah was very responsive
fabulous tiny house and great host
sarah went out of her way to be helpful
sarah and mathew were fantastic hosts and we had a lovely stay at lake george
living here seems to be the owner of the entire manor with beautiful sunset and morning scenery
great location will be back
a beautiful getaway location for a night or two
gorgeous location and tiny home
cute little place amongst the vineyards
great stay and a wonderful location would love to stay again
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Explore Canberra from a tranquil location

Although you may wish to be near the sights and sounds of Canberra, recharging in peaceful surroundings would be a treat. So consider booking one of these top farm stays near Canberra, Australia, to make your next trip a truly unforgettable one!

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