Luxury Farmstay

Just a couple of hours drive from Canberra, the ultimate luxury escape awaits.

Made from recycled shipping containers, this elegant and unique accommodation is so thoughtfully curated that you’ll find yourself constantly grinning from ear-to-ear, without even realising.

Situated on the top of a hill, and overlooking green paddocks full of horses and passing flocks of birds, the location is ideal. We spent hours snuggled up inside reading and chatting, and when we weren’t doing that we were wining and dining on the private balcony, roasting complimentary marshmallows on the firepit or soaking in the freestanding stone bath. We were in absolute heaven.

Windows that reached from the ceiling to the floor allowed us almost to feel as though we were sitting in the lush, green paddock, and not snuggled in the cozy confines of the snazzy, repurposed shipping container.

The space is carefully styled to give you that homely, country-living style, with throw rugs and cushions, and equine-themed artworks.

And the absolute highlight of the space? The large stone bathtub, nestled in the corner of the main room and overlooking the property with green pastures and lazy, grazing horses.

There’s nothing more luxurious than a bath with a view—add some champagne in, and you’re really winning.

We didn’t have time to fit the wellbeing add-ons available, such as a private yoga class, wellbeing programs, a massage, or horse riding lessons, but I’d highly recommend booking them in before you go if you’ve got enough time.

Although you really won’t want to leave this beautiful space, the Riverina region is an absolutely stunning piece of country that you’ll want to explore, with roaming herds of cattle and flocks of cockatoos peppering the landscape.

Wagga Wagga is just a 15-minute drive from the farm stay, and there you’ll find a great selection of cafes (with really great coffee!), restaurants and even their own microbrewery. There are also some great walks by the Murrumbidgee River, showcasing the culture of the Wiradjuri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of the area.

This trip was such a relaxing way to slow down and have some ‘us’ time, and to feel a little bit pampered while still getting that ever-elusive ‘nature-connection’.
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Things We Did

  • Hike
  • Food & Drink
  • Horse riding
  • Farm
Wiradjuri walking track in Wagga
This is a 42km track that loops around Wagga Wagga, following the Murrumbidgee River at one section. Don't worry, you don't have to walk the full 42km! We just picked a small section for a cruisy stroll....
Marrambidya Wetlands walk
This 20-hectare wetland exists to share the culture of local Wiradjuri people. It also acknowledges the traditional name of the Murrumbidgee River (Marrambidya). Originally ponds used for a water treatment facility, the reserve now provides much-needed habitat for birds, fish, insect, and frogs. It's a relaxed loop walk and provides the opportunity to learn a little about the art and culture of the local Wiradjuri people....
Trail Street Coffee Shop
Trail Street Coffee Shop is a groovy little cafe on the edge of town, with really great coffee, and great quality food from a varied menu. We had a Breakfast Burger and a steaming hot rhubarb rice pudding....
Belisi Wellbeing & Equestrian Centre
If you've always wanted to ride a horse, here's your chance. Within the property, you can take horse riding lessons or embark on trail rides. There is also a range of tailored wellbeing sessions, including private yoga classes, wellbeing programs, massages, and more....
Microbrewery - Thirsty Crow Brewing Co.
Thirsty Crow Brewing Co. is a locally owned microbrewery that claims that they're "murdering thirst"... so punny. Honestly, these guys produced a stellar lineup of craft beers, including a couple of interesting stouts and porters. Highly recommend visiting Thirsty Crow for a Wagga local tasting paddle....
Collecting eggs & meeting sheep, horses and dogs at Belisi Farmstay
If what you really need in your life is some animal friends, Belisi farm stay has what you need. As part of an Equestrian and Wellbeing centre, there are beautiful and elegant horses everywhere. You're also provided with an 'egg collecting basket' and invited to head down to the chicken pen to collect some fresh farm eggs for your breaky....

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