Some comments from our Members

Fernando and Jean are a lovely friendly couple.(WA) We watched Fernando cut and bale the hay, then we set up in the paddock overlooking the valley. We were invited up to the fruit packing shed for a party and made feel welcome by all. The day we left we watched avocados being graded and packed which was very interesting. Highly recommend. Dawn and Geoff Dec 2018

Good area set aside for either full sun or afternoon shade. Brett and family are friendly hosts and only to happy to show you around their dairy. Extended our stay to 6 nights. A lovely quiet and peaceful setting over looking the valley.(WA). Highly recommend. Dawn and Geoff Nov 2018

Here we are back again ... We said we’d be back...Ian’s farmstay is just so peaceful . Just off the Pacific H’way but you wouldn’t know it. As I said before the bird life on the lake crossing over is spectacular. Both times here we feel very familiar with the place but still haven’t met Ian.. mayb next time.. recommend this one for sure .... Dec 2018 .. Steve & Marie Hazelton.

Great place to stay and check out the area. Brett and Jo lovely people. WA Dec 2018

An excellent place to camp to look at the Margaret River region, we booked in for 4 nights and ended up staying 5. The caravan bays are generous and level set in amongst the olive trees, the camp hosts are friendly. WA Nov 2018

What a Fantastic farm. Goats and their Kids coming up to us for a pat. Cows with their calves, and kangaroos in the paddocks. It was absolutely great. And catching fish outside the caravan door, topped off our stay. We would recommend this farm, and give it a ten out of ten. Thank you Bernie and Brian, you are fantastic hosts and we will see you again soon. Glenn & Trudie Watson 15th - 20th October 2018

We had a fantastic time right on the water. Goats coming up to you with their kids to pat them. Cows with new borns and kangaroos in the paddocks. Fishing at your doorstep, what more could you ask for. What a beautiful farmstay. The owners Bernie and Brian are really lovely people. Well worth a stop over for a few days. We will definitely be back. Thanks. NSW Nov 2018

Awesome place to stay and check out the local sites. Brett and Jo are great hosts and the view up here with the local wildlife is very relaxing. Will drop in again on our way home next year. Thanks guys really appreciate what you've done. WA Nov, 2018 John ,Angela

Top little place among the olives. We are staying here for 2 wks and thoroughly enjoying ourselves. A lot of great breweries and vineyards to see, the Saturday markets are awesome for cheeses and local produce. Benjie makes the best Haggis I've come across, hopefully he'll have more before we leave. Will definitely stay again when in the area. Thanks Benjie and Helen and also Dave and Eve who are the current caretakers for your company and advice. WA, Oct 2018

We stayed at Thornhill for 2 nights Ian & Netta made us very welcome, On the Sunday we were entertained most of the day with them Roping horses,,After the roping we had drinks together,, And there little grandaughter Charity showed us around the farm she was also very entertaining. Enjoyed our stay ! Oct 2018

We stayed at Deauville Downs last week for 5 days. It was by far the best farm stay we have had Bernie & Brian made us feel very welcome and stay by the river is just beautiful, Roger went fishing & caught plenty of flathead so we had them for dinner yum !So good.. We walked up North Brother Mountain was a hard walk but really worth it a spectacular view. And the Bonus is it is so close to town we walked in most days... 10 out of 10. Oct 2018

We stayed overnight at Ian’s stay.. A lovely spot off the main rd...the drive over the lake was wonderful , full of bird life and a great spot with plenty of grass to park our van, very peaceful. Thank you again we will be back, highly recommend it..SA Oct 2018

This was our first ever Caravan Overnight Farmstay. What a wonderful decision we made. We had the pleasure of meeting Pete and Robyn our hosts . We were staying 1 night but ended up staying 3. We wanted to explore the area around them Great Ocean Rd , Mornington and Sorrento, to name a few and knowing that we could leave our van and go off on day trips and also come back to our lovely quiet relaxing camp. Our hosts Peter and Robyn are two of the nicest and lay back people you could meet. With their knowledge of their area we had the best time and would highly recommend their overnight stay to anyone. We have kept in touch since we left. 11 out of 10. VIC, Oct 2018

We stayed 3 nights on Yahgunyah. They are doing it tough with the drought. But we enjoyed our stay . Linda & David were very hospitable ! Colleen & Roger. NSW Oct 2018

We hosted our first lot of visitors last weekend. We had such a great time hosting Steve and Marie from NSW. They were able to enjoy travelling the Great Ocean Road, travel the Bellarine Peninsula and across to Sorrento on the ferry without worrying about towing their Caravan. Safe travels to a lovely couple. Maybe we will catch you on the road someday. Robyn & Peter VIC 2018

Unable to contact Paul so drove in anyway as site info indicated that it was OK to just turn up. Directions in were good (NT). Paul was very obliging and site is great - plenty of space, flat with shaded areas. Kangaroos grazing in the morning. Aug 2018

Wonderfully quiet place.(QLD) Estelle very welcoming. Lovely blossom smell with trees in flower. Left caravan there to explore Townsville 30k easy drive. Keith & Cindy, Aug 2018

Many thanks John and Evelyn for such a warm welcome to your property Qld). We loved being in such a secluded part of the world and with just the sounds of birds. We have never tasted more beautiful water . Thank you for your hospitality. Chris and Michael, Aug 2018

Many thanks Brian and Jean for making us feel so welcome. We enjoyed learning a little about goat farming. What was so enjoyable was our beautiful setting against Elliot Mountain(Qld). Blue, Speedy and Socks the dogs made us feel part of the family. Many good wishes for your dreams. Chris and Michael Aug 2018.

A big thank you to Ian and Netta. Very welcoming and a great spot, despite the drought.(Gunnedah NSW. Aug 2018)

Thankyou very much to our fabulous hosts, level site with a lovely outlook and wood for a warming fire in the evening. Great farmstay to explore surrounding areas and towns with lots of historical interest and to do day trips to Canberra, Blue Mountains and Sydney. Need to be self contained as no power available. Water and dump available at Gouldburn or Moss Vale.(Greg's place, Tallong, NSW) Geoff and Fran 21/7/18

What a great stay.(Qld) Quiet with guinea fowls and chickens roaming free. David and Carol were great hosts and we had farm fresh eggs and lovely fresh fruit from the farm. Would highly recommend this stay to grey nomads that really appreciate the simple life style.Thanks heaps Patrick and Carmel. July 2018

The Caravan Overnight Farmstay Woodlands (WA), where we camped for two nights, was great, with hosts Bevan and Sandy extremely welcoming and nothing seemed too much for them to show us the workings of the farm. Bevan invited youngster Eligh to accompany him whenever he went to hand feed and care for their animals (mainly goats and alpacas). Wonderful experience for us all. Highly recommend for a weekend away from suburbia. Thank you Bevan and Sandy. Also, thank you to Rod and Deb Symes for organising and running the Caravan Overnight Farmstay and for bringing 'Nomads/Travellers and Farmers in contact with each other. This is the first weekend of many from now on, for us: to experience other listed Farmstays! 9/7/18

Thanks Ian for a great stay, a great host and a great spot,central to all the area has to offer (SA). Highly recommend to other travellers. Geoff and Fran. 30/6/18

Great hosts and good facilities. Wished we had more time to see their large property. (QLD) Terry and Lorraine 30/6/18

Hi Rod and Deb, Just to let you know we stayed at Estelle’s farm on the night of 26/6/18 (QLD). She made us most welcome and we would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone wanting to farm stay in the Townsville region. Regards Barry & Marg Beaman

Thanks to Lyn and Chris, the perfect hosts.They went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and happily shared their knowledge of the local area and attractions. Great proximity to the Barossa for a longer stay. Highly recommended. Our dog, Denna fell in love with the chooks (pic)

We stayed here for 2 nights, 6th & 7th June 2018. We had a fabulous time here(NSW), sharing our evening meals with Ian whilst Netta was working driving Coal Trucks. We found Ian very interesting as he is an Equine Dentist and in the Woolshed he has a display of over 200 different Horse Skulls. We also found out about the Team Roping event happening here on 16th & 17th June. We also had a lovely chat with Netta this morning (7th) before she went to work. A lovely family willing to share their property, farming knowledge etc with those willing to participate. Whilst the country is experiencing drought type conditions and the farmers are doing it tough Ian and Netta willingly give their time to interested Caravanners. We will definitely call back when able to do so when travelling through NSW. Alan & Vale Coe, Sale Vic. 3850

Thank you Rob & Denise for a wonderful 3 days stay(VIC). Wonderful vista's and hospitality. They went well above our expectations. The history of the area was fantastic. The amenities are wonderfully rustic in keeping with the theme of days of old. Highly recommended. Thanks Andy & Kath June2018

This has to be one of the better farmstays so very quite and so very friendly We were only one hour from the Big Wave and the and the Tin horse highway (in WA) We were then treated to fresh farm veggies when we left thank you so much Sandy and Bevan. John n Margaret May 2018

We had the chance to stay at this property(SA). Neville, Anneleise and Tom were the best hosts. Friendly and easy going made for a very relaxing stay. Neville and Tom are passionate about their farming and I learnt so much it was great. Anneliese a mine of information on local area. Nicer people would be a rare find, thank you guys, hope to see you again, warm regards Steve and Marcia. May 2018

Many thanks to Lee-Anne and Sam for letting us stay at their fabulous farm(WA). We had a lovely few days chilling out, talking to horses and watching beautiful sunsets over their little valley. Two very nice people, thanks again. (23 April 2018)

We stayed here (WA), Kathy and Craig were great hosts , the area is magnificent, we will be returning, for a stop on our way to the national park . Leave your van in a secure place .plenty of beach within a few kilometres. Wounderful sunsets , take a book , your paints or just a camera, well worth the effort of getting of the main road. Colleen and John Zele. April 2018

Thanks Mick, had a great stay at your farmstay over the last few days. Super friendly hosts. Toodyay was a great place to visit, and your farmstay was a great base to explore the Avon Valley(WA). Thanks again and kind regards Wendy and Jeff (March 2018)

Tony and Fiona are amazing hosts (SA). Only stayed 1 night, our mistake. What a delitful time we had. Tony went out of his way to show me around first thing in the morning, before he started work. Thankyou to you all. See you in September. Cheers, Greg and Linda.

Lovely peaceful farm location (WA). Excellent hosts. Very friendly and happy to make your stay a memorable experience. Wonderful. Pam 16/4/18

Had a great few nights here at Frosterhill (SA). Thank you Phil & Yvonne, it was great to tour around your property and see what you do. Cheers Eric & Maureen (WA) 7/4/18

Just spent Easter at this lovely place. Such lovely welcoming people. Made us feel at home. Gave us an educational tour around the farm which we throughly enjoyed. Will stay again when in the area. Highly recommend. (Mt Cooper S.A.)

Thanks Lee-Anne , had a great night . Quiet , relaxing . (WA Feb '18)

Thanks for the o/night stay last night(Richmond, Tas) and also help with the extension lead. Grassy level large site with Boris and his four legged mates to meet and greet - loved it?? Cheers gail

Stayed at Brett and Jo's for 2 nights.(In SW of WA) Very peaceful and it was good to be able to leave to do some exploring and not worry about the van. Enjoyed our time with Brett , Jo and family and would certainly recommend it. Hope to return soon. David and Vickie Jenkins

Many thanks Angus and Lexie for sharing your lovely property with us.(in Richmond, Tas) Huge grassy paddock and great views. Enjoyed our eight days there. Hope to be back one day. Regards from Richard and Anne

Hi David and Alison - just a note to thank you for having us at your beautiful Wattle Gully - we had a lovely stay particularly Frankie who loved the Dam! Happy Christmas to you both, Glenda and Peter Further Feedback sent direct to COF: We stayed with David and Alison at Rubicon Vic - their first go and ours too so the blind leading the blind! It was a beautiful spot and they were the loveliest kindest people with Alison even ringing a local dog kennel to find out if our dog could board a few days there!

A well set out, spacious and peaceful camp site amongst the Olive trees. Great location to explore the Margaret River region. Just completed our second stay and will return when next in this south west. Thanks Benji and Helen

The hospitality Di and Ken provided was awesome. Very helpful and I could not have wished for better. I had broken down at their front gate and had to leave my camper for a week while I got parts . Thanks to Caravan Overnight Farmstay and Mallebee, you guys were great. Trevor Lundstrom

Had a very relaxing 4 days with a great family. Wandered the bush. Watched the milking and met the baby calves. Lovely day trip to Dunsborough. Busselton etc not far away. Hope we stay again soon. Regards Di and Ted

Really enjoyed our stay with this lovely family. Lots of history learnt and chat times with Morris and Lesley. Great birds all around the home and bush setting. Thanks Di and Ted

Morris and Lesley are great people. We are camped in a beautiful spot on the farm among the trees overlooking a dam and a view across the farm to the southern hills Morris came and had a happy hour with us and explained the workings of the farm They were happy to welcome us as their first visitors since joining COF some 3 years ago

Another great farmstay with a view to the Stirling Ranges. We were welcomed by Tony who we had an interesting chat with about the farming practices specific to that area.

Beautiful sunset, magical stars in a clear night sky. Eco camping at its best. Recommend taking the wildflower tour in season. We tried the Dark Chocolate sandlewood nuts, yum yum.

Hi Allison and Brodie Thankyou for a wonderful evening and your hospitality. We would recommend this lovely FarmStay to any caravaners passing through the area. Was great to meet yourself and all your family (loved all the pets) Good access and plenty of room big rigs. Kindest regards Kayleen and Ian Bradford Mandurah WA 15/10/2017

17/10/2017 Thank you John and Jan for allowing us to stay the night on your property. Thankyou for showing us around and sharing the history of the WW11 Aerodrome. The sunset through the beautiful trees was a lovely treat for me and my camera. Well worth giving them a call and parking up for the night. Well off the hwy and the birds are lovely in the morning Happy travels Kayleen and Ian Bradford.

This is our third visit and absolutely love staying here. Beautiful view of the farm from the sites. Sheep and wheat, beautiful lake with many different species of birds. Thanks Jo and Owen you are great hosts

Had 12 days at Toms farm stay and it was fabulous. Tom is a great source of knowledge which he will share. So friendly and lots of fun Great campfires. Plenty of room in the paddock with lots of flat areas. Thank you Tom

Fantastic farm stay. Jo and Owen are wonderful hosts. Beautiful property. Well worth a visit you won't be disappointed

Just had our 2nd stay here. The view is lovely,great hosts, Jo and Owen. Really beautiful spot with green grass and plenty to see around the outlying areas. Thanks again, Sue and Rod

Intended staying for a couple of nights but ended up staying a week. Jo and Owen were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful. Fantastic views of the property from our site. Interesting towns around the area. Arrived as strangers and left as friends. Thanks Jo and Owen.

Found your site via The Grey Nomads forum - very impressive! We're looking forward to meeting some of your farmers after we finish property-minding in WA in April next year, when we'll be heading east again. Perhaps you'll have some SA farms signed up by then...?? Thanks - Andrea & John

Just spent two wonderful nights at Flagrock. Trina is a wonderful host and her 4 working dogs are an absolute delight. Great to watch them in action working the 38 sheep that are currently on the property. We parked under some beautiful trees which provided excellent shade and have a history of their own being remnant dry rainforest. The views of Mt French to the north and back into the valley to the south are also wonderful. There is a lovely Spring fed creek running through the property and some great walks to be had through a gorge and up over a ridge, it really doesn't get any better! The property is also very special as we were fortunate enough to see 'Koala' in the trees down by the creek. To top it all off Trina also has a business providing chocolate coated dry banana in either milk or dark chocolate to various businesses around Australia, something I can thoroughly recommend you try when staying here! ?? We loved our stay and totally recommend this farmstay to anyone. ??

We have just stayed with Anne and Paul at Plambell. Words can't really describe the experience. We had barely arrived and were invited to share dinner with them. A great opportunity to find out all about their farm. The site was level and tidy and had a magnificent view and huge expanse of sky. It was calving time and while we were there 2 cows needed assistance with the birth. We even managed to witness a birth. For city people like us, this was a very moving experience. The next day we drove down to Starvation Bay, which is about 20 minutes away, and saw the remains of the rabbit proof fence where it meets the Southern Ocean. To finish it off there were home made cakes and coffee before we left. The Road is unsealed, but currently in excellent condition. We only have a lightweight Bailey caravan, but had no trouble at all travelling about 60kph. Check with Anne about the current road conditions as there is also another route you can take. Pam and Bernd Fichtner

Great place we will be back ,We also will let others Know also. Thanks to the camp hosts Owen & Jenny May 2017 Geoff & Fran

Stayed at Brett & Jo's early Jan and could not wish to meet a friendlier couple along with Brett's dad & Val. Had problems with the wheel on the caravan Brett found the problem and had it fixed in no time. Hope to meet up with them again hope they enjoyed the cruise they went on. Many thanks Keith & Janine

We stayed overnight on 29/10/16 at Bustrdrce, Victoria, beside your house. Allison's company was superb, accommodating, and very welcoming. We were able to get power. We enjoyed the overnight stay, and loved the style of the house and craftmanship of the building and also the animals. The dogs were brilliant. We will definitely stay overnight again sometime. Margaret & Robert Hart (SA)

We have just stayed with Paul & Anne at Plambell and were so warmly welcomed that we just have to let you know what marvellous folks they are. They invited us to share a meal - and you guys cooked the most marvelleous barbque not to mention that Mulberry pie :). I was not well the afternoon we arrived but Anne drove Trev all around the farm and out to Separation Bay sharing their history - made us feel one of the family. Thank you Anne & Paul

We've only managed to stay in two COF farm stays so far while visiting the south west of WA and cannot praise them enough. Gary's was ideally located for sightseeing/visiting the southern areas of Perth or Fremantle. Brett & Jo not only provided perfect siting for sightseeing the SW corner but made us feel almost part of the family. Lovely people that we'll be back to see. Thank you, COF for providing such a magnificent aid to travellers. Darrell & Sandra Hendry

Wonderful farm stay. Owen and Jo were extremely welcoming. The views of the Darling Range were fantastic. Would definitely come back here again. 20/10/17

Nice secluded spot. Anne made us very welcome. Good base to explore the Porongurups and Stirling Ranges. 21/10/17

Very nice inexpensive campground in the Margaret river region. Close to town, brewery and other attractions. Owners and camp hosts very helpful and friendly highly recommend. Skip bin, long drop toilet and dump point.

Very nice quiet peaceful farmstay. Great local bird life on working sheep/hay farm. Close to beaches, fishing and winery's. Hosts very friendly and helpful.

After missing a turn off where we had planned to stay the night, we googled to see if there was an Overnight Caravan Farm stay in the vicinity. Turned out we were about 500 metres from the turnoff to Pier Milan Victoria. Our welcome was very friendly, the site very suitable for Big Rigs, with two different levels to park, away from the main road, so super quiet. It was the perfect end to our first day on the road.

We enjoyed an excellent overnight stay recently with Linton and Glennis who we found to be very welcoming and friendly. Our morning walk around the adjoining beautiful Golf Course, with its several lakes, was an absolute pleasure. They provide an excellent venue for an overnight stay and maybe even a round of Golf.

Wonderful hosts and great place to stop.

Susan and Shane are lovely folk who make you feel very welcome.

Good morning, we are currently overnighting at Susan & Shane's property Green Head. What an amazing friendly, welcoming couple. The spot Shane directed us to was amazing, wish I could post a pic or two.

Love the site you have really put a lot of work in.And it is worth it the site is great easy to navigate and get info.Hopeing to see more farms cause WAhas really got behind it great to see keep up the good work. Regards Jim

We recently stayed for a couple of nights at Nornalup Train and found it to be a delightful place to stop over. Very friendly owners and plenty of animal & bird life including Rex the farm dog ! The camping area is roomy & pretty much level. It is conveniently located near local attractions, beaches etc. We loved it and would certainly go back.

Would like to leave feeds for "Nornalup Train" We recently stayed for a couple of nights at Nornalup Train and found it to be a delightful place to stop over. Very friendly owners and plenty of animal & bird life including Rex the farm dog ! The camping area is roomy & pretty much level. It is conveniently located near local attractions, beaches etc. We loved it and would certainly go back.

We have just had 2 nights with Peter & Adele at their COF site. The site was great, clean, flat & level. Peter & Adele were very warm and welcoming - great company...... so we're Lucy & Boris the two "guard" dogs who treated us like long lost friends ! We highly recommend a visit to this COF site. P & A have great plans on development. A word of warning, we went by GPS co-ords and should have followed the direction given on the Web page....... would have been much quicker & easier. All good though. Thanks Peter & Adele

We stayed at Thornhill Gunnedah NSW and it would have been nice to stay longer than the one night. Ian and Netta made us feel very welcome and we will stay for longer and learn more of their way of life and help if we can when we return to NSW. Jan & Larry O'Brien

Recently stayed with Brett and Jo on their farm near Busselton, what a great spot to explore the area, knowing your van is safe. Very friendly people, joined us for a drink and a chat at the end of the day, even though this is their very busy season on the dairy farm. Highly recommend.

Together with another couple we were travelling WA with, we stayed two nights on the Milner farm just out of Busselton. Brett had the camp area beautifully mowed. The site is ideally situated to explore the surrounding district. There is ample wood either side of the camp area and in no time at all a blazing fire gets you warm after a days exploring. Owners Brett and Jo are wonderful people and are do not hesitate to help in any way they can or impart information on local or surrounding areas. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to leave a day earlier than planned.

What a great place to stay for self contained caravans with or without pets. Very quiet, private sites set amongst the olive trees. This is the perfect place to stay when visiting the Margaret River region and just 10 mins drive from the town of MR.

We stayed on Brett and Jo's place for 2 nights so that we could look around the Busselton area. Brett and his boys were very friendly and helpful (Jo was working so we missed her). Our camp spot was lovely with beautiful views. If we'd wanted, there was a fire place and plenty of wood. Thank you so much Brett and Jo.

What an absolutely fabulous place and the hosts, Rex and Jan are great company. Downderry wines were some of the best we have tried anywhere AND they are preservative free. It was freebut we ended up spending afew hu dred dollars on their wine!!! It was really that good. Highly recommended.

What a beautiful spot! We parked in their huuuge paddock with lambing sheep and near the dam. Absolute bliss. Thank you Donna and Robert it was magic.

Highly recommend this beautiful property to stay. We were here for 10 days Janine Smith

Thanks to Brett and Jo and Brett's Dad for a very welcoming stay. Your place was delightful and we enjoyed the drinks and yarns on the front verandah.

Thank you to our friendly hosts, Dave and Raylene, for your warm welcome and wonderful stay at your farm!! Great stay.

We stayed at milners farm SE of Busselton for 3 days and had a great time wonderful hosts. Regards Bill Stubby 21/10/17

The waterwheel that Tony has built is well worth seeing!

After driving the past 3 days it was great to pull in to a large area of solitude and magnificent views. Not sure if Kim is hoping the travellers will get rid of his windrows for him, but the wood is plentiful! It's a short drive up from the road to the honesty box and gate to the paddock overlooking a valley... a wow place.

Stayed at Nornalup , Tony's place, you've just got to have a look at the waterwheel, and of course the shed. Level site, just so quiet, great walks friendly dog rex, Tony's pretty friendly too.

Stayed at Krakatinnie farm . 28 Klms from Wagin. Terrific welcoming people, Dave and Ray. Friendly dog and donkey and baby lambs Had a great night then explored Wagin which has the big ram and an interesting information centre