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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Hill Top and pitched our own tent on Wendy's beautiful property. Wendy is friendly, and the facilities are great. Perfect location for star gazing by the fire place. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting CookTown.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Nicole J
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Peace, beauty, privacy and nature. Wendy has a range of simple yet comfortable accommodation for different needs, all wrapped in a view of forested bluffs and the wide open plain between them. I prefer the self-contained cabin with its indoor/outdoor kitchen and outdoor fire. I had a lovely stay - my third. Now Hilltop Farm is a periodic getaway from the stressy South, where I can eat fresh produce from her garden, swim in the dam, sit by the fire under the stars, go for long undisturbed walks or just sit on the verandah and read a good book. Wendy knew many interesting places to explore nearby and I was able to purchase yummy fruit and veges fresh-picked from the garden. I recommend Hilltop Farm for anyone who wants to get away from the busy-ness of the world. Wendy's farm tours are great too, for an in-depth explanation of how her farm produces nearly all her food, with increasingly less effort - inspiring and educational.

Room Tip: There is one of each type of accommodation. Best to phone Wendy and discuss.
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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Thank PammymacTA
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Wendy S, Owner at Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2015

Pam thank you very much for your review and for highlighting how we are environmentally sustainable. We love living here and feel great when our guests also enjoy staying at Hill Top Farm!

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

We just had another fabulous week at Hilltop. A stay at Wendy's is now a 'must' any time we go to Cooktown or up the Cape. Its sooo laid back and relaxing and the way Wendy has incorporated farm stay into her amazing permaculture garden is fascinating. We learn so much every day!

We opted to be fed this time, and were impressed with delicious and nutritious meals she and Tim, one of her regular WWOOFers, made us. Most of the ingredients were home grown at Hilltop and the smoothies and icecream is to die for!

....and to cool off with an afternoon dip in that ginormous dam and then sit round the campfire sipping banana wine as the full moon rose!....yep Hilltop is right up there on our must re-visit list.

Room Tip: The glamping tent is great!
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Eric v
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Wendy S, Owner at Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2015

Thank you Eric and Bev for your lovely review of Hill Top Farm!

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Reviewed 3 February 2015

As a southerner, Hill Top Farm was a unique experience. Together with permaculture farm host Wendy, the rural lifestyle offers guests the opportunity to experience a real down-to-earth lifestyle, with all that one requires. The comfortable indoor/outdoor accommodation, open-space and freedom offers guests the opportunity to observe farm animals and wildlife close-up. Where-else can you shower with beautiful green tree frogs? When taking the short drive to Cooktown to gather supermarket supplies, I recommend visiting the botanical gardens, gallery, museum, lookout and river front. I stayed one beautiful week at Hill Top Farm, wishing I could stay much, much longer!


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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Bary208
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I cannot write highly enough of Wendy and her kindness, staying at Hill Top Farm is like staying with a dear friend. The farm is surrounded by distant low mountains and is about 20 minutes from the interesting town of Cooktownl
To the practicalites. We stayed in the cabin and the tent in July, both were comfortable, warm and quiet. The outdoor kitchen/ living area was well equipped and sheltered from the elements. We bought Wendy's breakfast packs, which included her home made bread, and fruit and vegetables from her garden. In the early evening we lit a fire in the outdoor fireplace with wood provided by Wendy and sat enjoying Pepper's (the puppy's) endearing antics.and watching the last of the sunset. We were able to wander around the farm freely as were the ducks and, at times, the geese.
Hill Top Farm stay will suit people who want "to tread lightly on the land", everything felt right.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Wendy S, Owner at Hill Top Farmstay Accommodation Cooktown, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2014

Andrew thank you for the lovely feedback.

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