Beside Barrington Tops World Heritage Area and the ancient Gondwana rainforest in New South Wales, Australia, The Tops is an award winning organic farmstay on a 2,000 acre estate. THE ACCOMMODATION: Their accommodation is in the form of self contained, self catering cabins which are super comfortable and come with a full kitchen, a lounge with fireplace, bathroom with spa bath, and flat screen TV and WiFi. In the extensive grounds outside you’ll also find an outdoor swimming pool Read more [...]
This peaceful, friendly farmstay near Sydney NSW, overlooks the Kangaroo Valley and has lodge style accommodation on a working horse & cattle farm with some really gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside.
Horse riding is a big feature at the farmstay; you can arrange lessons and trail rides that are among Australia‘s most beautiful, into the Morton National Park right next door for example, through rainforests and even right up to the top of Mt. Moollootoo. Kids too can enjoy a ride on one of their ponies.
The self catering accommodation is in the form of old style timber lodges; the bigger lodge can accommodate up to eight people, with two separate double bedrooms and four single bunk beds in the lounge area. There are also two bathrooms, a fully equipped open plan kitchen and lounge with an open log fire, and there’s a barbecue area just outside the door.
The smaller mini lodge has an open plan lounge & kitchen, bathroom and a mezzanine level above with a queen size bed. The sofa in the lounge area also opens out into a double bed so it can a fit a total of four people. There’s a barbecue area just outside the door too.
Note: For a digital detox there is no WiFi!
It’s a working farm with a herd of cattle and dozens of horses. The owners are horse experts and enthusiasts, and have years of experience of horse riding, teaching and exploring the local area on horseback.
The farm itself leads on to Mt. Moollootoo and has sections of open pasture land, rainforest and open bush that leads into Morton National Park.
All of which makes it a really special place for horse riding and there are dozens of fantastic trails that the owners are always happy to guide you around. You can head up through the rainforest to the top of Mt Moollootoo from where the views are simply spectacular, taking in Morton Park, the Kangaroo River & Lake Yurunga.
They have a few friendly farm dogs too and it’s a great place to see kangaroos as well as lots of other native wildlife.
The location couldn’t really be better for a farm stay rural retreat in NSW; sitting on the slopes of Mt. Moollootoo overlooking the beautiful green Kangaroo Valley.
The Kangaroo Valley has much to offer the outdoors types; horse riding, of course, plus hiking, mountain biking (you can hire bikes from the farmstay) canoeing, rock climbing, fishing etc., and the scenery is simply wonderful. It’s full of wildlife too, you can see kangarooes, platypuses, wombats and dozens of exotic bird species.
There are quite a few wineries in the area and wine tours can be arranged, the award winning Yarrawa Estate is about 20 mins away for example. There is a golf course about 15 mins away at Moss Vale too, and some lovely small towns around with plenty of food culture, farmers markets etc. Be sure to ask the helpful farmstay owners for advice and good recommendations.
Kangaroo Valley is often called Australia’s most beautiful valley and is a very special place for many, and Rocky Mountain Lodge has all the best of it at its doorstep. You can be at the farmstay in less than two hours along the M31 then the B31 from Sydney or about two and a half if you prefer the scenic coastal route; the M1. From Canberra it’s just under two and a half hours taking the M23 then switching on to the B31 outside Moss Vale.
WHAT OTHER GUESTS HAVE SAID:
“Beautiful, secluded and a wonderful getaway from the city. No wifi and TV was a bonus 💜”
“Wonderful lush nature, relaxing scenery, amazing night sky, fresh air and warm hospitality.”
Address: 24 Hillcrest View Ln.
New South Wales
Some Facilities: Farms With Animals,Bikes For Hire