• A Bogan by any other name…

    What do you do when a gorgeous, wee pony comes by the name of Bogan? Truth be told, I had a little chuckle at his name – but it’s growing on me already! A 10hh Shetland Pony, he’s the newest…

  • The Story of Barcoos

    Barcoos was started 7 years ago as Barcoos Barn. After a run of very dry years in the 2000 to 2007 period things were tough on the farm, and rather than go back nursing and shift work Elaine was keen…

  • overcoming zoophobia

    Overcoming Zoophobia! ( fear of animals)

    Almost 10 years of running the Farmstay, and a lifetime of living on a farm gives Farmer Ken and I a fair bit of exposure to people that have a real fear of animals. Many folk come to the Farmstay…

  • Prudence Draft horse

    2019 Winter School Holiday Availability

    Fancy a last minute country adventure these holidays?? Hillview Unit – 10th/11th/12th/13th. July Wardell Farmhouse – 9th/10th July We still have a few dates left and would love to see you! Remember, all accommodation includes our much-loved Farm Activities **********…

  • “Black Betty” – The Orphan Black Angus Heifer.

    Betty was advertised on a FB Buy, Swap and Sell site as she couldn’t stay in the backyard in Perthville village any longer! – A cute little orphan cow, at 12 months old is getting a little to big for…

  • A Girl with a Gift for Animals.

    Nathalie arrived in February 2016 to stay for 2 weeks and stayed for 5 months – she then set off to see a bit of Australia, came back again to help with school holidays in July, left again to visit…

  • A Visit to Barcoos – Choices.

    A visit to Barcoos has always been about all the interactive activities that we provide and this will continue to be our focus because this is what we love doing, however, now Barcoos also offers Accommodation Only Rates. To help with…

  • School is Back – and it’s quiet at Barcoos.

    At the end of the Christmas School Holidays February is typically quiet. Families are busy getting kids settled into school after the 6 week break. We do have two BIG weekends with the 12 hour Race at Mt Panorama, and The…

  • 2015 in Review at Barcoos Farmstays Bathurst.

    How to pick out highlights from the last year at Barcoos? I just had a quick flick through this years photos on Barcoos Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/BarcoosBarnFarmstay/photos_stream and I guess it was just a year of wonderful guests and lots of fun…

  • Christmas..Beetles!!

    Christmas time brings Christmas Beetles! I’m not sure what their botanical name is but we call them Christmas beetles! They start making their presence felt around November and by Christmas they are fully grown and have munched their way through…