Posted in Farmstay

Stay safe – stay at home

Now it’s time for social isolation – there will be plenty of time to go on holidays next year, and we will welcome you all.

For now – we’ve refunded all guests who have had a farm stay planned and closed our reservations.

These are very unusual times.  We’ll let you know when it’s back to usual at Magpie Creek Farm stay.

We’ll put posts up from time to time, to let you know what’s happening at the farm.

Best wishes and stay safe – Jenny and Steve


Posted in canungra, Farmstay, gold coast hinterland, horses

Planning a holiday in Queensland?

The weather is great.

There’s lots to do in the Canungra Valley – visit local wineries, waterfalls, bush walks, markets, boutique shops in the Canungra and Mt Tamborine areas and it’s only 45 minutes to the Worlds – MovieworldDreamworldSeaworldWet and WildParadise Country and the Outback Spectacular.

There’s plenty of places to eat out – Canungra Hotel, Beaded Dragon, Albert River Winery, Songbirds, and many more.   Eating out at Mt Tamborine.

So – consider a visit to our farmstay – relax on the deck, watch the horses at play, swim in the pool, read a good book and spend time with your friends.

Posted in canungra, Farmstay, rain

Scenic Rim Flood Warnings

Lots more rain at the farm.  Horses are all in the stables, we are nice and dry inside and the grass is getting longer and greener every day.  That’s our driveway floating down the street.

The Mundoolun Connection Rd is under water and closed for cars driving north to Beenleigh or Beaudesert.

There are lots of areas driving into Canungra which now have water totally over the road.

Drive carefully – and it’s it flooded – don’t drive through.

Road closures can be found on the Scenic Rim Disaster Dashboard.

Thanks for the rain – now let’s have some sunshine.




Weather Warning from Higgins Storm Chasing

A very dangerous thunderstorm is stationary and raining in over the North Gold Coast including Oxenford, Helensvale, Mt Tamborine, Eagle Heights, Santa Barbara and immediate surrounding areas.

Torrential continuous rainfall is producing LIFE THREATENING flash flooding!



Posted in canungra, Farmstay, horses, rain

90 mm of rain overnight

Everyone is happy at the farm.

With 90 mm (3.5 inches) of rain overnight – we’ve got lots of puddles and the water tanks are overflowing.  The water is at the very top of the pool and the ducks are having a great time.

The grass is greening up and growing in some spots.  Of course – there’s still a lot of areas that are bare from the drought.

We now had as much rain this month, as we had for the last 12 months.

A great way to start the year!