Australian farmstays allow you to leave the hustle and bustle of city life behind and revel in a peaceful pastoral existence.
It's where the sound of silence and good old-fashioned hospitality reign supreme.
Farmstays offer you the chance to muck in and contribute to daily outback life. Forget emails and mobiles - get back-to-basics living on the land.
They also provide the perfect family adventure holiday - big kids and little kids will delight in feeding friendly farm animals and taking unhurried bushwalks in the misty mornings.
But don't forget your gumboots as there are plenty of farm duties that need doing if you're keen to get your hands dirty. Learn how to milk a cow or collect eggs in the fresh air of a family-friendly farm.
Accommodation at outback farms range from charming self contained cottages to bed and breakfast at the homestead - and is available all over the State.
At Harvey Hills Farmstay in Harvey, a one and a half hour drive south of Perth, stay on a 615 acre farm with stunning views over the Harvey Dam.
Hand feed pet kangaroos, goats, donkeys, sheep, cattle, chickens and turkeys.
In and around Bunbury you can bunk down at Ferguson Farmstay , where the little ones can milk cows, feed baby calves and enjoy pony and tractor rides. Not too far away is Boronia Farm near Donnybrook, offering a self-contained cottage on a 160 acre working organic farm, surrounded by state forest.
Host families will welcome you into their hearts and homes, offering warm, friendly banter, a hot shower and hearty, homemade fare as part of their famous country hospitality.
For more information on West Australian farmstays visit Town and Country Accommodation Western Australia.
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Like the idea of working while on holiday in WA? From office work in Perth to harvesting grapes in Margret River, Western Australia is a great place to work while you explore. Have a look at our Australian Working Holidays page to start planning.
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