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Reviewed 19 April 2013

We stayed 2 nights, there is a choice of hostel style accomodation, and we had a double room, which was ideal. We did some cool stuff- horse riding, motor biking, cow milking, herding horses. You really are submersed into the family farm, which is great, and you can do as little or as much as you want. The family and staff are typically Australian. I would recommend stopping off at this place for a couple of days if its on the way, for a good australian experience, but wouldn't necessarily make it a must do.

Date of stay: March 2013
2  Thank Vicky W
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Reviewed 2 October 2012

What a fantastic two days! Myella Farm stay has been a highlight of my trip so far. The farm is beautiful, horses in great condition and well looked after, clean rooms, excellent home cooked food and everyone there were all really friendly- including the pet birds!! Shane was such a genuine, honest guy who really was a star and even got me riding a motorbike which I never thought I'd do in a million years! Patience of a saint!
Would recommend to anyone thinking of going!

Date of stay: September 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank sarah b
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Our family of 4, including an 8 year old boy and 6 year old girl, stayed at Myella for 2 days and 2 nights in June 2012. We had a fantastic time, and were well taken care of by Lyn, Trevor, Peter and Olive, who were lovely, generous hosts.

Our daughter wrote: "Mylla Farm was awesome! We did these things;
Go horse riding, Milk the cows,Feed the chickens, Collect the eggs, Feed the baby calf, Feed the cows, Feed the horses, Picked up pumpkins, Look for the missing cow"

Lyn and Trevor are wonderful with children, in particular patiently helping our daughter overcome her initial fear of riding her big horse Speckles. The homecooked food was excellent, and Olive even made scones with us. The rooms were simple, but very clean. We had lots of enjoyable chats with the family in the outdoor seating and dining area, and Peter took us for an informative tour of his beloved farm. There are no fixed activities, but there is plenty to do for both adults and children.

We highly recommend Myella farmstay, which our whole family agreed was the highlight of our 2 weeks in Queensland, despite stiff competition from the Reef, Sunshine coast, and Dreamworld.

Date of stay: June 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank PJ22-Family
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

I'm not sure what the previous poster was expecting, but we had the best time here. We paid $318 adults, $286 U12, arriving for the evening meal, the first night, 2 full days of activities and food, leaving for Rockhampton after the evening meal on the 2nd night. Although this may appear to be expensive, when you consider that it included accomodation, food, horseriding every morning and learning to ride motorboats, it was pretty good value compared to some of the extremely high prices we paid for other days out during our holiday. First the accomodation - yes it was very sparse, and no storage, but all we did was sleep here. We had our own bathroom as we were in the family accomodation, although I think you have to share in the double rooms. Most of the time was spent in the outside kitchen, with the campfire burning all day. We boiled our kettle and made toasties on the fire for breakfast. Food was delicious, varied and plentiful. The owners are Peter and Olive. Yes Peter could be a bit grumpy, but he always made the effort to come and talk to us, although I think he found us British townies quite hard to fathom. He told us off for doing everything for the kids, and I have brought this home with me. Olive did tell me Peter was having health problems, so I think that this may have explained his occassional grumpiness. Trevor and Shane looked after us most of the time. Trevor took us around the farm, to collect eggs and milk the cows, all the time telling us great stories about the farm and his life as a cowboy.Shane took us horseriding both days. We were expected to saddle and unsaddle the horses and brush them down. The horseriding was absolutely wonderful, allowing us to appreciate the full beauty of the environment, the blue skies, the red soil and the yellow grass. We saw lots of kangaroos and eagles. My 16 year old son, who had no interest in riding a horse, absolutely loved it. My 9 year old, after being checked she could manage, could ride by herself. The ride was somewhat spoiled by a woman, who went riding, in spite of hating horses and spent the whole time asking how much longer. Shane told us lots about the farm and the wildlife and was really calm and patient. The next day, we had him to ourselves, and we did some trotting and rounded up some cattle, which was great fun. Later after lunch and collecting some eggs, Peter took us round the farm in the truck, while he and Trevor did some work. After Dinner, we spent a great evening socialising with a huge group of Aussie construction workers. Everyone made such an effort to include us, and my son spent the whole evening talking about cars etc with them. So different to the UK. The next day, we mustered the horses in the truck and spent another morning horseriding. In the aftenoon, Shane taught us to ride the motorbikes, including my 16 and 14 year old, and after spending time practising on the track, took us out for a ride round the farm. He took my 9 year old on the back of his. I am a 46 year old woman and have never ridden a motorbike, and had a fantastic time. Later Peter took us to sees the beautiful sunset.There were no orphaned Joeys here while we were here, which was good really, but it would have been great looking after them. My girls loved the 2 rescued parrots they have.
We came to Australia, not to see cities, but to have an adventure, and this really ticked all the boxes. My kids were totally in awe at the beauty of the area and wanted to stay. What I also loved was the people we met, and how much they love their way of life.
So thankyou Olive, Peter, Shane and Trevor and all the lovely Aussies we met. We had a blast!!!
Louise and family

Date of stay: August 2011
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2  Thank louiseandfamily
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Reviewed 13 May 2011

spent 1 night there and were disappointed. Unfriendly old owner who is only interested in making money with everything. This management should go to retirement. rooms are ok and clean, service and information from owner are not available.
room is too expensive. they are part of australia youthhostel, but you feel that only in the rooms, not in the wallet!
nice walking way possible. a lot of cangaroos.
they have a x-thousand litter swimming pool, but if you want to clean your dishes you get big trouble if you don't wash them with the brown muddy water already used from 10 other guys.
one night was enough. the old management should go to retirement. When new management this place good be nice. But not the way it is at the moment.

Date of stay: March 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2  Thank swiss_couple2500
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Myella, Manager at Myella Farm Stay, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2019

Hi Swiss Couple,
It's a shame you didn't enjoy your stay here at Myella. Since your stay we have made a booklet that explains better how the various water types are used and how some of it is transported over 16km before being filtered and processed. We now have a more detailed introduction that explains this information better. I hope you still enjoyed other experiences on your tour of Australia. Warm Regards Lyn daughter of the older management.

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