About Us

Bonus Downs Farmstay is a privately owned property run by Lyle and Madonna Connolly offering the ultimate outback historical experience with accommodation suitable for small and large groups and family gatherings. Bonus Downs Farmstay is a great place to get away from the hectic pace of everyday life. Swap the TV’s, phones, and all things electronic with star gazing, bushwalking and reading on the verandah.

Bonus Downs Farmstay is 630km west of Brisbane which is approximately 7 hours drive. It is situated 1 hour 45 minutes from Roma, 46km south west of Mitchell on the Bollon Road with bitumen to the entrance and is only half an hour from the Great Artesian Spa Complex. The property is serviced by its own air strip capable of landing light fixed wing aircraft.

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Our History

The Bonus Downs homestead was built in 1911 by one of this country’s most famous landholders who contributed hugely to Australia’s rural progress at a time when a young and developing country needed such foresight. People describe him as ‘Australia’s greatest pastoralist because he was so innovative, so keen to improve on what nature had provided.’

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