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Darling Downs

Bimbimbi & Little Hollow Homesteads
Chinchilla, Darling Downs: Fully accommodated or self-catering farm holidays – pioneering experience blended with the comforts of home. 3 hours west of Brisbane.
Shirley & Brian Gilligan
Greenswamp Road
Chinchilla QLD 4413
Phone 07 4665 8289
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Bimbimbi: 2 doubles or 1 double + twin share.
Little Hollow: 2 doubles + large sleepout with 2 double bunk beds + small sleepout with single bed. Cot available. (9 persons max.)
Tariff AU$
Bed & Breakfast : $110 per room.
Full accommodation with all options shown below): $120 per person; child $50.
Little Hollow (Self-Catering)
$110 per night for each double room.
Extra persons $15 ea. per night (max. 9 persons).
Family weekly rate: $650.
Meals & Extras Little Hollow Lunch and/or dinner (delivered) $20 each. Breakfast continental $9.50. Tour of the property, feed the pets, morning or afternoon tea $120 per family BBQ or Camp Oven cookout with campfire on the Condamine River or at Little Hollow. Family rate $120
Dinner at Bimbimbi (3 courses with drinks) $35 adults, $25 Children Guided tour of History in the Shed (Prehistory, aboriginal settlement, 150 years of pioneer & European history) $25 per family. Guided walks into wilder ness areas – gentle or vigorous walks with afternoon or morning tea (billy tea) family hourly rate $25
Follow Warrego Highway west from Brisbane and Toowoomba to Chinchilla, then south via Tara–Chinchilla Rd and Greenswamp Rd (17.5km to Bimbimbi or 20km to Little Hollow). 3 hours from Brisbane.

Booking / Enquiry

Listed until 30 September 2017.

Your CottageBimbimbi is a thousand-hectare grazing property bordering the Condamine River and Greenswamp Road, 20 kilometres southwest of Chinchilla and three hours from Brisbane.

When you step out of your car, the tranquillity of this little valley tucked in against 200 hectares of high ridge wilderness will enfold you.

At last, for the pleasure of the public at large, the Gilligan family's closely guarded secret is out! Previously only available to close friends and family, Little Hollow is available for your exclusive use – or you may stay in the new Bimbimbi Homestead.

Settle into the 90-year-old homestead, a pioneering atmosphere blended with all the comforts of home. When rested, explore the wilderness or just laze and watch the Hereford cows and calves graze. It's your choice.

  • Working Life on the Land: seasonal cattle work – branding, drafting and trucking to market.
  • Life in the Bush: Catch a glimpse of red-necked wallabies, kangaroos, goanna, a wide variety of birdlife, echidnas and, maybe, wild turkeys, koalas or a marsupial mouse.
  • Return to the Jurassic Age and pick up wood 140–180 million years old. Chinchilla is recognised as one of the largest areas of petrified wood in the world.
  • Enjoy the Wildflowers (July-September): wattles, wonga vine, hova scrub, hop bush and the panorama of bottle trees.
  • Local Historic Attractions: Visit local sights including the museums in Chinchilla and Miles.
Your Hosts

Farmstays are not motels with a receptionist waiting to book guests in. It is important for guests and also for us that contact prior to arrival is made; otherwise you maybe find yourselves waiting at a locked gate!

Arriving at: Bimbimbi & Little Hollow
Booked in and ready for a peaceful and relaxed stay in the country?
Farmstays are usually in, or near the main homestead or again situated on a block away from the main house. Little Hollow is situated several kilometres from Bimbimbi and therefore, you will need to be in contact with us prior to your arrival.
• Brian and Shirley will need to know your approximate time of arrival. Please inform us of your approximate arrival time on the morning before you leave.
• When you arrive in Chinchilla (travelling from the east) or Miles (travelling from the west) ring us on 07 4665 8289 if you are booked into Bimbimbi
or if you are booked into Little Hollow please ring us on 07 4662 7877 if you have previously informed us of your approximate arrival time. We will be waiting for your call at Little Hollow to direct you to your destination.
If your arrival time changes or if you are out of range please try to inform us. Try both numbers when you arrive at Chinchilla or Miles as we may have returned home; then we will arrange to meet you on Greenswamp Road to settle you into Little Hollow.

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