Optional Activities available for Farmstay Guests

During your visit to this amazing Queensland farmstay you are welcome to just relax or enjoy the included activities however if you are looking for some new experiences you may like to book some of the below activities. We do recommend booking before arrival to ensure availability. Activities are refunded if cancelled due to weather conditions. 

To see optional horse and pony activities please click here

Farm Activities costed per person

Let Lillydale look after the children so that you can have a catnap, read a book, enjoy a glass of our local wine or even indulge in a massage.

1 hour of fun for children 5yo +.

$25 per child

Explore the dinosaur cave 

Learn to rope (lasso) during your visit. A rope is provided for you during your lesson and included as a keepsake to keep practicing when you get home. Excellent for motor skills and also so much fun. Start off on trying to "catch" the bucket and see how your skills develop.

A 30 minute lesson for children 5+ or adults

$60 per person

 Learn to rope

The Tractor Ride is an awesome way to see the property. This activity goes for an hour and begins at the main homestead and then up towards the rocks before heading to the creek for a swim if weather permits or to feed some cattle. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For groups of 4+ 

$20 per person 


Enjoy a relaxing massage in the comfort of your own room or in the great outdoors. Select your preferred date and time and we will check availability. A blissful way to spend an hour during your farm holiday.

$180 per person 


You can choose to go fishing for free at Lillydale or if you are unsure about what to do you can enjoy a lesson with one of our staff members. They will show you the best spot on the farm, teach you how to cast and reel in without getting your line tangled. Catching a fish is not guaranteed.

A 30 minute lesson for children 8+ or adults.

$60 per person 

 Catch a fish

Farm Group Activities - costed per room

You are welcome to go rowing or kayaking for free at Lillydale or if you are unsure about what to do you can enjoy a lesson with one of our staff members.  Learn how to lock the oars in the boat, launch it, row straight ahead, turn and get back ashore.

A 30 minute lesson for children 5+ and adults

$60 per room 



 Learn how to throw a boomerang and make it come back! Boomerangs are tricky things that rely on the wind and the throwers technique to ensure a returning boomerang.

A 30 minute lesson for children 8+ and adults 

$60 per room

Boomerangs also available for purchase


Whip cracking has been used by stockmens for centuries. Learn how to break the sound barrier with a flick of your wrist. Awesome for keeping the kids in line :) 

A 30 minute lesson for children 8+ and adults

$60 per room

Handmade roohide leather whips also available for purchase as a take home souvenir.  


Our new Eat Local BBQ is an excellent lunchtime activity as you sample many different foods from the local area. Our existing menu is below but is, however, subject to changes due to seasonal availability. 

Ayton Farm freerange chicken strips with homegrown salad drizzled with Lemon Myrtle olive oil.

Lillydale Angus steak burger with grilled onion and homemade tomato sauce.

Fresh scones with jam made from the Lillypilly maze.

$180 for up to four people. Additional people may be added on for $35 per person.

  Lillydale Lillypilli Jam

Lillypilly Fruit 

See and touch wildlife with professionally trained wildlife education officers. Australian Bush Buddies will bring five native animals to you at Lillydale for an interactive experience and answer all your questions about these little guys.

An hour in duration.

$180 for up to six people

$240 for up to ten people 


 Australian Bush Buddies

Enjoy a nature walk at Lillydale. Walk through the property with your guide and be shown all the things you usually miss. From grass types, lizards, wallabies, different tree types and the favourite haunts for koalas. This is a fun experience that gets you out and about on the property.

An hour in duration for children 5+ and adults

$180 for up to 6 people

$240 for over six people 

Enjoy a bonfire with marshmallows. Yummmm!

Receive your toasting forks and marshmallows to enjoy at your leisure. Bonfire is lit at 5pm and will burn for several hours.

If you have young children you can enjoy the fire early in the evening and then put them to bed and emerge later to unwind without the children. Gaze at the amazing stars and maybe enjoy a glass of local wine or an ice cold beer.

$50 per room 

 Family farm holidays near Brisbane & Gold Coast

Enjoy a taste of local produce. Enjoy Lillydale's own kabana or salami, some local cheese, olives, nuts, dip, crackers and maybe even some of Pam's homegrown strawberries (seasonal). Add in an optional bottle of local wine and your afternoon is planned.

$90 per room 




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