Arley Farm has stunning views over the valleys of the surrounding 160 acre farm but is only 3km to Maleny.

The Old Dairy
The Old Dairy offers two bedrooms and is very spacious which includes a full kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining areas, living area with cosy fire and views from all rooms to surrounding farmland.
Bedding configuration; Bedroom 1: 1 Queen, 2 Singles, 5x5m. Bedroom 2: 1 Queen with private balcony, 3x5m. A traveling cot is available. A laundry is attached to the kitchen.

WEEKEND RATES START FROM $525, with extra nights at $180, for up to four people. Mid -week rates start from $460 for two nights (mon-thurs). Extra guests $25pn.

Our Farm

On the farm are three dams, a weir, 1.5 km frontage to the Obi Obi Creek and excellent riparian zones with remnant rainforest. The farm is a registered Land for Wildlife property where you can see platypus, echidna, crayfish and a wide range of birds from wetlands and forest. There is also of course the resident breeding herd of Santa Gertrudis cattle which calve from September to November.

Just a short stroll from the accommodation brings you to a beautiful rainforest swimming hole on the Obi Obi Creek where you can enjoy a picnic or BBQ and maybe catch a glimpse of the resident platypus. This area is fully fenced, very private and a quiet haven in a rainforest setting.

With over 1.5 km of creek frontage there are plenty of places to walk and catch great views of view the resident wildlife.

Farm Activities

Arley Farm is a Santa Gertrudis beef breeding property, each year from early August our cows have young calves which are great fun to go out and visit. In the late afternoon, groups of calves are often seen racing around and generally getting into trouble. We carry around 100-150 head of cattle depending on the season and year.

We keep a small flock of free range hens with a rooster near the Dairy and children love to collect the eggs and feed the hens.

Arley Farm is one of the best places on the Sunshine Coast to go out and see platypus in a natural setting on our creeks and dams. We have about 25 resident platypus and can nearly always arrange for you to visit them when weather is permitting. Because some of our creeks have clear open water, we can spot them easily and get up close for a great photo. Our creeks also have the usual critters such as turtles, water dragons and excellent birdlife including the azure kingfisher.

Down on the Obi Obi creek we have established a private BBQ and recreation area with swim-hole, shelters, hammock, badminton net and table setting. This adjoins an excellent rainforest remnant with towering figs and over 200 species of plants. The recreation area is a short five minute walk from the Dairy and is popular with families for a relaxing day by the creek.

Arley Farm has three dams and two creeks with 1.5 kilometres to the Obi Obi. Throughout the farm and creek areas native vegetation has been replanted and conserved. There are numerous walks that can be taken on the farm, all of which are suitable for small children with easy walking from 15 minutes to over an hour. Views from the hilltop overlooking the Obi Obi Creek are spectacular.

The Old Dairy accommodation has attached a large barn with full size table tennis table, piano, and kids drawing area with toys. For many parents this a great place for kids to run around and keep themselves occupied, especially good if the weather turns nasty.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent farmstay with fantastic views Plenty to keep you busy and great facilities for children. Ideal location for family holiday.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderfully rejuvenating holiday for our family ~ so much to love, I am very happy to highly recommend this lovely holiday home. The cottage is spacious, very well-equipped, and tastefully decorated with beautiful furniture, artworks, and sculptures. The farm is divine, breathtakingly beautiful views forever, inspirational for the artists and writers amongst us. So much happy activity for a family too: walking, swimming, and playing. We have fabulous memories of a week that was both relaxing and stimulating in all the right ways.
Date published: 2013-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, quiet and relaxing.Safe for families and plenty of activities to partake in. Great!!!!
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a beautiful week at Arley Farm. The owners were delightful, and the fully self-contained accomodation just lovely. The two-bedroom, very tastfully renovated old dairy, with plenty of space for everyone - was just what we needed. We'll certainly be returning.
Date published: 2008-10-17
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo
Rumpus room, Cot
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Open Fireplace, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Non-Smoking, Parking
Studio Room 12x5m, Table Tennis, Covered outdoor dining area



Mid Week Rates not available in school holidays. Surcharges may apply during Easter and Xmas week. A 2% surcharge applies for credit card payments, excluding deposit payment.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $190
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $190 $550 $1400 2 $25 $25

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.