Farmstays for kids @ Barrington Tops
Fun farmstays for everyone
Searching for the ideal family farmstay? Look no further than The Tops Organic Retreat at Barrington Tops, where there is something for everyone.
The Tops Organic Retreat rests at the northern end of the Hunter Valley, less than four hours from Sydney, making a NSW farm stay holiday a reality.
The family farm stay cottages are fully self-contained: they have 2 bedrooms, large bathrooms with a spa bath, an open log fireplace for those chilly winter evenings, and a comfortable spacious living area where sofas can be folded out for additional accommodation. The balconies overlook a creek and into the forest- perfect for wildlife-watching!
Younger guests love feeding the chickens and collecting eggs for breakfast, feeding the ducks and geese, petting the guinea pigs and rabbits, and getting up close to goats, alpacas, horses and cows. Jumping on the enormous trampoline is also lots of fun, as is having canoe races on the lily pad pond.
The all-weather flood-lit tennis court (racquets and balls supplied) is always popular and of course our beautiful salt water pool.
Mountain biking and tramping the trails while keeping an eye out for those special native animals is good family fun. We have a family of koalas on the property and there is great excitement when they are spotted up in the trees. The wallabies come out in the afternoons and graze quietly on the hillside above the tennis court. At night, the nocturnal creatures can be heard scurrying around; we also have hundreds of beautiful birds around the property.
Horse riding and white water kayaking all happen close by and can be arranged before arrival or at the reception. The Retreat is next to the World heritage Barrington Tops National Park, which is of international significance as it forms part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area.
The organic restaurant is close to the farm cabins and is open for breakfast 7 days and dinner Tuesday to Saturday evenings. All dietary requirements are catered for and Sharini specialises in catering for all tastes and diets.
John will be happy to explain about organic gardening and, weather-permitting, give 4WD tours of the property that go up to the pristine Dilgry River where magnificent cascades, swimming holes and great fishing can be found.
If you are looking for a farmstay NSW experience close to Sydney, The Tops Organic Retreat is the place to be- there is something for everyone!
Farmstays are fun and cost effective during the mid-week and every week.