For 29 years, Myella Farm Stay in Central Queensland has provided a magical place for visitors to get up close to nature and farm animals, enjoy farm and horse-riding tours, and experience quintessential country Australia via the 1100 hectares of cattle property situated just two hours from the Capricorn Coast near Baralaba.
Passionate about the beef industry and their farm, owners Lyn and Carl, together with Lyn’s mother Olive (and late husband Peter who sadly passed in 2019), have openly welcomed guests, sharing their lives and knowledge by conducting farm tours and offering first-hand experiences, along with meals and accommodation.
However, over the past year, the family run business has shifted their focus following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis for Olive.
Committed to sharing Olive’s story and keeping her on the farm for as long as possible, Lyn and Carl have decided to take a break from Myella’s traditional tourism offerings to focus on personal health and wellbeing and supporting Olive through her journey.
“While we will continue to work on the farm, providing care for our animals and improving the land, we will not be open to the public for holiday stays,” Lyn said. “We will continue accommodating our regular corporate guests and local workers in ensuite rooms, but have put our tours, camping and accommodation facilities on hold to concentrate on spending time as a family while also spending some extra time enjoying our own farm.”
“When we do reopen in the near future, our vegetable garden will be more productive and our planned infrastructure for land and environmental care will be more established. The tours will be more focused on regenerative farming and education about animal welfare,” Lyn said. “We look forward to the day we will reopen to holiday makers again, as it has been our way of life for so long.”