Farmstay near Brisbane – Bestbrook Mountain Resort

Establishment: Bestbrook Mountain Resort
Location: Maryvale, Queensland, Australia

Our two families stayed at the amazing Bestbrook Mountain Resort for two nights, as a break in between Brisbane city and the Gold Coast. The resort is located at the small village of Maryvale, 90 minutes from Brisbane and 2 hours from Gold Coast.

The ranch made for a great home stay, or farmstay near Brisbane!  The best part about Bestbrook Mountain Resort, is definitely its people. From the start, right through to the check out, from the warm reception we had, right through the fond farewell, our families were warmly welcomed and we felt right at home.

Bestbrook Mountain resort is set in a beautiful surrounding, with spectacular mountain scenery and greenery all around.

Our kids could run around freely in the vast space…

…while adults relax by the terrace – and still keep an eye out for the kids.

The cabins are basic, but that add to the rustic experience we had. Each cabin has a well-equipped kitchen, with a fridge and other neccessities.

We were in cabins 2 & 3, which is close to the reception area – that was very useful.  Cabin 2 was bigger than Cabin 3.  As we are two families travelling together, having side by side cabins was perfect for us – the kids had even more space to run between the two cabins.

We’d recommend setting up the campfire and having a good old Aussie barbie on your porch.  For our city kids, the campfire is such a rare treat.  Roasting marshmallows in the open fire was an experience they loved.

Kids will love the fun farm activities – ours did!  Don’t miss the damper and Billy Tea making demo…


Nestbrook Mountain with kids

…horse riding (the only activity we had to pay extras for), animal feeding…

Bestbrook Mountain Resort with kids …yabbie fishing in the stream by the property…

…cow milking in the mornings.

A whole host of free and included activities which keep the children active and busy!

The home stay / farm stay added a wonderful rustic dimension to our trip, between the city bustle in Brisbane, and the excitement of the Gold Coast theme parks.  It was a great experience, not only for the kids, but the adults too.

The food served at the coffeehouse was also excellent!


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2 Comments on “Farmstay near Brisbane – Bestbrook Mountain Resort

  1. Pingback: Contemplating between Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, Auckland or Christchurch.

  2. Hi,
    The farmstay looks good! Was wondering if Halal food are provided and as for the BBQ, did you bring in your own?

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