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Besides our spectacularly scenic location on the edge of Lamington National Park, we offer a large range of activities you can only experience when staying at Cedar Glen Farmstay.
A diverse range of animals call Cedar Glen home. Apart from our horses and beef cattle, we have a couple of house cows (often with calf at foot), pigs, sheep, ducks, a peacock and chickens.
Naturally they all need to be cared for on a daily basis, and one of the joys of a Cedar Glen stay, is getting involved in these activities. We milk the cow each morning and encourage you to have a go. Then of course there’s feeding to be done twice daily, and eggs to be collected. Animal feeding occurs twice daily at 8.00am and 3.30pm, and is a favourite with adults and children alike.
We’ll show you how to crack an Australian stockwhip and throw a boomerang that does come back. This is a fun activity for all ages and a great Australian experience.
Named after Jack Stephens one of the original settlers of the area, “Jack’s Rocks” is a spectacular vantage point high on the Stephen’s property. It boasts spectacular views of the Lost World, the McPherson Range, and Cedar Glen. The access road to Jack’s Rocks is 4WD only and provides an exciting journey across the river and up the mountain side. To help soak up the views, we provide a complimentary glass of champagne or orange juice when we reach our destination. Don’t forget to take your camera for this one.
Years ago the Albert River was a haven for native Australian fish. Unfortunately the destructive European Carp was introduced to the river system and decimated native stocks. Over the past 15 years however, a local group of dedicated farmers and fisherman (The Carp Busters) have successfully reduced the number of Carp and restocked the river with native Australian fish.
The two key species are Australian Bass and the fully protected Mary River Cod. Many thousands of fingerlings have been released into the system since the inception of Carp Busters, and although Carp will probably never be fully eradicated, the balance of nature has now been restored.
Although this is an activity that you can do yourselves, we can show you the best spots to increase your chances of a successful catch. In support of the regeneration of native fish stocks, we operate on a strictly catch and release basis. The exception to this rule is if you catch a carp in which case it is prohibitied to return them to the river.
It is with great sadness that we have to announce that as of June the 22nd 2019 our popular horse riding activity will no longer be available. Over the past 5 years it has become more and more difficult to obtain insurance for this activity. Our broker has eventually managed to find an underwriter willing to insure our horse riding activity, however the cost of the premium and excess amount are too extreme for our small business to sustain.
We have been taking guests on horse trail rides since our Farmstay began nearly 40 years ago. This amounts to 10’s of thousands of rides for both children and adults of all ages and levels of ability. As you can imagine, this forced decision has been very difficult for us to come to terms with. We really appreciate your understanding and support.
Please note all activities at Cedar Glen Farmstay are only available when you book and are staying at Cedar Glen Farmstay (sorry we don’t allow day visits)