With a countryside too good to resist, it’s time to immerse yourself in nature at one of Victoria’s best farm stays. Next time the long weekend rolls around, don’t spend your time pottering around the house and trying to hit a local pub, take the road less travelled and enjoy the best of Melbourne and its outskirts. We have worked hard to gather intel on the very best farm stays in Victoria. Prepare yourself for the tranquil sounds of the countryside, quaint cottages, vineyards and plenty of cute farm animals at each of these stunning locations scattered across Victoria. You’ll never want the weekend to end.
Best Farm Stays in Victoria
When it comes to selecting the best farm in Victoria, you need to consider the experience you are after. If it’s the authentic, on-the-farm adventure where you live like the locals, these are the ones for you:
1. Moo Ridge Farm Stay
Stepping into Moo Ridge is like stepping into a countryside dream. Located in the beautiful region of South Gippsland, you’ll be spending your days among the cattle in the luscious fields on the property. Perhaps our favourite part about this farm stay is the fact that you can bring your dog to join in on the fun! There are plenty of nearby walks for you and your four-legged friend to embark on as well.
Address: Pound Creek, Victoria
2. Jamar Lodge
The folk at Jamar Lodge invite you to come and stay at their working farm, just 20 minutes from the town of Bendigo. The cottage is like something out of a picture book- quaint and small but spacious enough to fit you and two of your dearest. Our favourite room is the bathroom- the cradle bath offering the perfect excuse for a long, relaxing soak at any time of the day.
Address: Goldfields, Victoria
3. Longview Holiday
An idyllic, modern home in the heart of the Victorian countryside, Longview is one of the best farm stays in Victoria. The farm is nestled in the rural suburb of Benalla, a quaint town just off the Hume Highway. The property has a hot tub and the views when you’re in it are priceless- endless rolling hills, from the comfort of the tub!
Address: Benalla, Victoria
4. Black Horse Park
Black Horse Park Farm offers a quaint and immersive farm stay experience. The tranquil and idyllic home was built in 1880 and has since been decked out with everything you could need, with a lovely fireplace if you come during the winter months. On the property, you will also find a recently renovated Pin Oak Chapel and the original 1850s Pioneers Hut and the Elm Cabin, now available for accommodation. The perfect relaxing stay enriched with a fascinating history.
Address: Boorolite, Victoria
5. Wandin Valley Views
Experience a bit of luxe at Wandin Valley View farm stay in the Yarra Valley. Located on a huge 20-acre property, it is perfectly nestled on the edge of the Dandenong Ranges- close to everything but feels miles away. The home maintains its 100-year-old heritage on the exterior but has a lovely modern interior. This farm stay is perfect for families and small groups to escape the hustle and bustle.
Address: Silvan, Victoria
6. Yarra Valley Strawberry Farms
Go off the grid for a weekend at this property in the heart of the Yarra Valley. The stunning federation home was built in 1910 and has been modernised without removing its old-school charm. There is a huge grass area, various fruit trees, a vineyard and of course- plenty of strawberry farms for you to explore! The large glass windows let in plenty of light at all times of the day- a sunny oasis for you to soak up some country sun and fresh air.
Address: Wandin North
7. Summerland – Rural Retreat
If you’re looking to go rural but don’t want to be too far from the beach, Summerland may be the perfect spot as well as one of the best farm stays in Victoria. It’s an ideal retreat for families- spacious and well designed so the parents can have a little privacy. Don’t forget your surfboard, the farm is only a short distance from Point Leo Surf Beach. After a day at the beach, sit on the large deck with a wine and enjoy a BBQ- could it get any better?
Address: Merricks, Victoria
Be transported back to simpler times at this minimalist, cosy farm stay in Dunolly. The four-bedroom house is set on 100 acres of natural grassland within the stunning State Forest. The surrounding area is full of activities for when you’re in the mood for an adventure, like yabbying or even some kangaroo spotting. The remote location also means you’d be silly not to set aside some time to stargaze!
9. Mt Bellevue King Valley
One of the best farm stays in Victoria, Mt Bellevue King Valley is countryside tranquillity at its finest. The best part- Mt Bellevue is a working vineyard and has some of the finest views in the King Valley. The alpine cottage is cosy and luxurious at the same time and offers the perfect space to unwind. Fill your days with walks, explore local attractions and enjoy plenty of glasses of wine!
Address: Myrrhee, Victoria
10. Spacious Farmhouse on the Rail Trail
A spacious rural home set behind the shadow of Mount Buffalo, this farm stay is the quintessential escape from city life that we all need from time to time. The property even provides bicycles for you to borrow and enjoy. The home is simple and cosy and the stunning surroundings will make you never want to leave.
Address: Eurobin, Victoria
11. Pyrenees Farm Stay Amphitheatre
If a little bit of space is what you need, how about this 500-acre working farm? The two-bedroom cabin is cosy and quaint and there’s even a fire pit for late-night marshmallow toasting. Luckily for you, the owners live next door and will happily take you around the farm so you can see the animals and have a turn feeding them.
Address: Amphitheatre, Victoria
Best Luxury Farm Stays in Victoria
Not all farm stars are created equal. If you are after a more premium accommodation, check out this list of the best luxury farm stays in Victoria.
12. Naringal Homestead
Naringal Homestead offers the perfect escape when you need to take some time to indulge, relax and rejuvenate. The homestead is spacious and luxurious and sits on an iconic property in the Western District. The renovated homestead sits on the peak of the property, so expect stunning views from every window. Come here with a big group to experience one of the best farm stays in Victoria as there are 7 bedrooms and plenty of beds! Catering is also available.
Address: Wallinduc, Victoria
13. Ville d’Soumah
Modern country-style living in the heart of Soumah’s vineyard in Victoria’s premier wine region- The Yarra Valley. Ville d’Soumah can house up to eight guests and has breathtaking views across the valley. It has been renovated but manages to maintain an old charm. The outdoor dining area and spacious kitchen make this farm stay a winner- picturesque views as a backdrop when you’re cooking or enjoying your meal in the fresh country air.
Address: Gruyere, Victoria
14. Farmhouse in Porcupine Ridge
The charming town of Daylesford is the perfect country escape and one of the best farm stays in Victoria. This beautifully restored farmhouse in Porcupine Ridge is one of the best farm stays in Victoria, just 5km from the quaint town. The house accommodates 10 people and there will be endless memories made on the wide wrap-around verandah that perfectly captures the afternoon sunlight so you can soak up as much of the peaceful country air as possible.
Address: Daylesford, Victoria
15. Fawlty Farm in Taylor Bay
The friendly folk at Fawlty Farm offer a luxurious, hands-on farm stay – with three free experiences included in your stay. The property sits right on a lake and has an extensive outdoor kitchen for all the chefs out there. The lovely hosts offer complimentary tours and cruises to help you immerse yourself in everything the beautiful region has to offer.
Address: Taylor Bay, Victoria
What farm stays in Victoria is pet friendly
Moo Ridge Farm Stay in Pound Creek is pet friendly, so you can bring your four-legged friend along!
What is the best region for wine near Melbourne?
The best region for wine near Melbourne is the Yarra Valley.
Where is the closest farm stay to Melbourne Central?
The closest farm stay to the Melbourne CBD is Yarra Valley Strawberry Farms in Wandin North.