Well run farm stays that provide an exceptional experience for their guests are in great demand in Australia.

Venturing into tourism can supplement your income, contribute to your management and protection of your environment and encourage visits and tourism to your area that will benefit other local businesses. If you are considering developing a tourism business on your agricultural property, you need to research and plan as carefully as you would for any business venture.

For busy farm families there are real considerations to be made if the business is to be successful, but for the right people the rewards can be considerable. Please see Where do I Start? for information relating to council permissions, regulations and other things you need to know about developing an accommodation business.

HAA’s comprehensive Guide to Establishing and Managing a Hosted Accommodation Business in Australia outlines the process for setting up a farm stay and is available for purchase here.