2018 is here so it’s time to get organised and book your family holiday for the year.

The Darling Downs and surrounding regions have so much to offer families – wide open spaces ready to be explored and an array of Australian wildlife that you just don’t see in the big cities. We’ve taken the stress out of planning your next family holiday and done the hard work for you. Here are three holiday ideas, perfect for families of all ages.


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Bunyip Springs Farm Stay | Maidenwell, Queensland.

Located just over two hours from Brisbane, Bunyip Springs Farm Stay gives your family the opportunity to experience the laid-back rural lifestyle on a 250 hectare working cattle property. The whole family can participate in the morning and afternoon farm activities such as;

  • Feeding the ducks and hens
  • Gathering the eggs
  • Milking the house cows
  • Feeding and patting the house cow calves
  • Feeding the horses

The picturesque property is bordered by two creeks, so in some seasons you may even spot a platypus near the creek bed. There are three self-contained accommodation options at the farm: The Cottage, The Unit and The Lodge. The Lodge from its perch on the hill has a great outlook over the rambling hills and bushland plateau. It offers ample kitchen and living areas for larger groups (up to nine). The Cottage is a little three bedroom 1926 cottage and is very comfortable and warm in the chilly winter climate. The Cottage includes two Queen bedrooms, one twin share room with two single beds. Finally, the Bunyip Springs Farm Stay Unit is situated in a central position, close to the farmyard activities. This two bedroom fully self-contained unit is suitable for a single guest, couple or small family of four.



Tweeters Country Getaway | Glenaven, Queensland.

Tweeters Country Getaway provides a unique farm stay experience with resort-style accommodation so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Tweeters Country Getaway is located in Crows Nest, only 57km North of Toowoomba City and 162km West of Brisbane, so it’s the perfect place for a family weekend getaway. The property’s highlight is its ancient gorge with amazing time-worn rock formations, creeks and small caves. Enjoy bushwalking, stargazing, campfires and other activities in this nature haven. At Tweeters Country Getaway you can;

  • Go bush walking and spotlighting for nocturnal animals
  • Feed and care for the farm animals
  • Relax and unwind on the deck overlooking the impressive gorge
  • Pick fruit and vegetables from the orchard and garden
  • Enjoy campfire cooking
  • Swim in the nearby dams and creeks

Tweeters has six rooms which can accommodate up to 16 people – eight adults and eight children. Plus, the furry member of your family can come on holidays too, as Tweeters is pet friendly.


Ravensbourne Escape

Ravensbourne Escape | Ravensbourne, Queensland.
If you’re looking for a family friendly destination with a touch of luxury, Ravensbourne Escape is your answer. Located just 90 minutes from Brisbane and 45 minutes from Toowoomba, Ravensbourne Escape is nestled on the eastern escarpment of the Great Dividing Range, bordered by the magnificent Ravensbourne National Park. Their holiday homes and luxury studios have breathtaking mountain views and are within an easy drive of quaint country towns and national park trails. The beautiful Lake Cressbrook is just a short drive away so pack a picnic and relax with the family by the water. Enjoy their onsite restaurant, as well as bushwalking or birdwatching. You will be spoilt for choice with ten different holiday houses for hire, all with breathtaking mountain views.

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