This was our second visit to Lillydale, our first being two years ago. The whole family (kids aged 8,7 and 3) enjoyed our stay, and the hosts made us feel more than welcomed! To Becky, Pam and Doug: Hats off to you for the personal touch. We choose to stay at the Harper Room and it was spacious enough for a family of 5. And very, very clean!
We chose deliberately to use Lillydale as the basecamp for our Australia trip, stayed 6 days there and ventured out on day trips to Seaworld and Ipswich. It was much more convenient than checking in and out which we did on the last trip.
The farm was a relaxing and authentic experience, exactly what we wanted. Kids had a ball playing with the dogs on the farm too, especially with Becky's dog Tidi, a pup barely 8 weeks old! The feeding of the horses and other animals, and egg collecting, was also great fun. The owner's pride in maintaining the property helped it to look picture perfect.
Beaudessert was our stop for groceries, petrol and the odd MacDonalds. Even had a Chinese restaurant, just check opening hours!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Don your boots and Akubra for a rural getaway with fourth generation beef cattle farmers Doug and Pam Hardgrave at their ecotourism cattle farm - nestled in the foothills of Mount Barney National Park. Lillydale is environmentally responsible and holds advanced ecotourism status. Get amongst the daily farm activities like getting lost in the hedge maze, collecting the fresh eggs and feeding the many resident animals. You must also try your hand milking the cows, kayaking on the dam and simply kicking back with an in-room massage or good book. Kids Club available in conjunction with massages. Fantastic 4.5 star AAA rated award winning rooms with air conditioning and heating. All rooms contain kitchenette and bathroom facilities. Invite the extended family and select all three award winning self-contained eco suites for a spacious and private getaway or the two bedroom stand alone eco-cabin. Order ahead and make use of the cook your own hampers of organic veggies and Angus beef straight from the farm, and best cooked under the stars. Or enjoy the premade snap frozen meals of salmon linguine or beef casserole delivered to your door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lillydale Farmstay Rathdowney, Queensland