Australian farms and homesteads offer ideal places to stay for fantastic farm cottage holidays. As a local you will find plenty of farm shops where you can buy farm fresh organic produce and find farmers providing a rural service.
If you are looking for wholesome and healthy food, have a look at our produce page where you will find farm shops, farm gate sales and farmers' markets selling organic produce at reasonable prices, throughout Australia. Through these farm outlets you can buy your farm food such as meat, dairy products, and fruit and vegetables directly from Australian farmers.
As a tourist to this large country you will find farms in Australia hugging the coastlines and others deep in the continent covering thousands of hectares in the heart of the Outback. An Australian farm stay here will give you first hand encounters with wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies and the shy and not often seen koala bears.
Australian farm accommodation can range from farm bed and breakfast to self-catering farmhouses. Whatever type of Australian farm accommodation you decide for you farm stay by choosing a farm holiday will give you a life-time of memories and the making of new friends! You will find your Australian hosts down-to-earth, friendly and only too happy to share their love of the country with new visitors.
Australian farms extend from the lush and humid coastlines to the dry, but beautiful Outback. It is a vast country, a large majority of it uninhabited, and in the interior of the country farms, called sheep stations, exist that are larger than some countries in acreage.
Farm Tourism in Australia is a growing concern with more and more people looking for Farm stay Accommodation or Bed and Breakfast for their next holiday. No matter what you may be looking for in your next rural retreat, you will find something to suit your budget and your taste for a weekend-break, a romantic holiday, or a holiday for the whole family. Come to Australia to experience good old "Aussie" humor and hospitality, bush walks and clean air. For the more adventurous you may even be brave enough to even try some of the local "bush tucker" in eating a witchetty grub or two!
You may also be able to find yourself a short-term job while you are there, such as sheep-shearing or fruit picking. It is advisable to check what necessary paperwork you may need for working in Australia before leaving home.
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Life in the Australian Army...
Text of a letter from a kid from Eromanga to Mum and Dad. (For those of you not in the know, Eromanga is a small town, west of Quilpie in the far south west of Queensland )
Dear Mum & Dad,
I am well. Hope youse are too. Tell me big brothers Doug and Phil that the Army is better than workin' on the farm - tell them to get in bloody quick smart before the jobs are all gone! I wuz a bit slow in settling down at first, because ya don't hafta get outta bed until 6am. But I like sleeping in now, cuz all ya gotta do before brekky is make ya bed and shine ya bootsand clean ya uniform. No bloody cows to milk, no calves to feed, no feed to stack - nothin'!! Ya haz gotta shower though, but it's not so bad, coz there's lotsa hot water and even a light to see what ya doing!
At brekky ya get cereal, fruit and eggs but there's no kangaroo steaks or possum stew like wot Mum makes. You don't get fed again until noon and by that time all the city boys are buggered because we've been on a 'route march' - geez its only just like walking to the windmill in the back paddock!!
This one will kill me brothers Doug and Phil with laughter. I keep getting medals for shootin' - dunno why. The bullseye is as big as a bloody possum's bum and it don't move and it's not firing back at ya like the Johnsons did when our big scrubber bull got into their prize cows before the Ekka last year! All ya gotta do is make yourself comfortable and hit the target - it's a piece of p***!! You don't even load your own cartridges, they comes in little boxes, and ya don't have to steady yourself against the rollbar of the roo shooting truck when you reload!
Sometimes ya gotta wrestle with the city boys and I gotta be real careful coz they break easy - it's not like fighting with Doug and Phil and Jack and Boori and Steve and Muzza all at once like we do at home after the muster.
Turns out I'm not a bad boxer either and it looks like I'm the best the platoon's got, and I've only been beaten by this one bloke from the Engineers - he's 6 foot 5 and 15 stone and three pick handles across the shoulders and as ya know I'm only 5 foot 7 and eight stone wringin' wet, but I fought him till the other blokes carried me off to the boozer.
I can't complain about the Army - tell the boys to get in quick before word gets around how bloody good it is.
Your loving daughter,
If you are farming in Australia and would like to showcase your farm, visit our Farm Forum. You can upload a picture and brag a little. We don't mind! There are other individual farming discussion boards to contribute to through this forum, as well as a Country Craft Forum where you can share your favorite crafting projects and also get some crafting ideas for various arts & crafts. If you have rural services that you offer to farmers, let us know and we will advertise them for you.
Come Down Under for an Australian farm holiday experience!
If you would like to advertise your Australian farms for free because you need some help on the farm to pick those crops, or whatever, see our section on Farming Jobs. Or, if you want to advertise your farm produce, farm accommodation or a farm service at a nominal rate, look at our section Advertise your Farm or contact our marketing department through our Contact Us page for further inquiries.
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