With the COVID-19 pandemic still ravaging life as we know it, many activities are on hold. But that doesn’t have to include your vacation plans. Deep down you still need that getaway to recharge away from all the restrictions of the pandemic. Well, it is possible to enjoy safely and responsibly outside the confines of your home.
All you have to do is select a vacation destination that limits person-to-person interactions, and nothing beats a farm stay in Perth. Spending your vacation on a farm is a great way to unwind. With it comes misty mornings, clean air, splendid wine, fresh produce, not to mention the sound of roosters crowing.
Lucky for you, there are plenty of vacation farms you can choose from in the WA’s Perth region without having to worry about your safety and that of your family. Here are the top 10 picks.
1. Gumleaf Cottage farm stay
Want to retreat the ancient way? Gumleaf Cottage offers an ancient Aussie farm setting spanning 12 acres. The farm sits close to the Perth hills and Swan Valley affording you breathtaking views as you unwind in a tranquil environment.
The farm is also close to the airport and offers self-catering arrangements for better privacy. As you explore the area, you can interact with friendly sheep, goats, rabbits, parrots, and ponies. You can also feed the animals as you collect eggs and pick fruits.
2. Sunflowers animal farm
Located in Margaret River, this family-friendly farm stay is among the biggest in the region with more than 300 animals to interact with and feed. Both big and small animals are present including kangaroos, alpacas, pigs, ducks, turkeys, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
While here, you can also enjoy tractor rides, pony rides, and gathering eggs. The farm comes with self-catering cottages available for rent and ideal for family privacy.
3. Ferguson farm stay
Situated south of Perth and nestled in stunning farmland views, this is the perfect family getaway. It is kid-friendly with lots of dairy farm activities that involve dealing with animals. You can start your day by feeding the goats, sheep, emus, ponies, ducks, rabbits, and kangaroos.
Next, you can head out for a pony ride followed by a tractor ride around the farm. After the ride, your warm and cozy chalet will be waiting to embrace you.
4. Settlers Rest farm stay
As the name states, when you escape to this amazing farm in Perth, you are guaranteed undisturbed rest from all the city noise. The clean country air and expansive open spaces make it an excellent family getaway.
The farm comes with well-equipped and warm cottages with a bed capacity of eight guests. Feeding the animals is allowed at any time of day.
5. Bullara Station
This is a versatile farm stay with options for families, singles, pets, and large groups. Their accommodation types are ideal for everyone and there are wide-ranging fun and relaxing activities to choose from like bush camping and evening fire pits. The surrounding scenic views and native wildlife will leave you thrilled all day long.
6. Keller’s B&B farm stay
Looking for a perfect blend of stylish and country getaway experiences? This is your best bet. The owners are extremely hospitable and the breakfast is extremely delectable. The farm features two double rooms both of which have a private entrance as well as an outdoor terrace to catch the spectacular horizon views as you unwind.
7. Poplars farm stay
Only 35 minutes from Perth City, sits this family-friendly hideaway. From here you can access different Swan Valley attractions and enjoy an unmatched rural lifestyle backed by city amenities. The accommodation is child-friendly and comes with a host of toys and board games.
As you interact with friendly donkeys, alpacas, and sheep, you can catch the stunning views of Perth hills and the farm’s vineyard.
8. El Dorado farm stay
This is an ideal spot for groups, families, and corporate events. It is an amazing equestrian farm featuring not only horses but also turkeys, sheep, dogs, chickens, and a peacock. The surrounding area also features native wildlife affording you a picturesque moment of creating memorable experiences.
For a close-up experience with native wildlife, Whiteman Park is only a 5-minute drive away.
9. Ibis Park farm stay
This century-old Jarrah cottage features 3 bedrooms and a handmade Jarrah kitchen, floors, and herb gardens. It offers stunning side views of the farm featuring stables, hay shed, and rustic windmills. Boredom is the last thing on your mind here. From tractor rides, UTV rides, animal feeding, bird watching, to photography, your day is packed.
10. Ironbark farm stay
Featuring three cabins and a farmhouse, the farm experience here is on another level. From where the accommodation sits, the surrounding view is simply jaw-dropping even right from your bed. The incredible views are what will mostly occupy your time. But you can also sit by the fire pit at night as you sip into your wine glass or stargaze your way to the awe-inspiring milky way or even catch an early morning spectacular sunrise view.
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