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Cedar Glen Workshop Retreat


About Cedar Glen

Cedar Glen is a real working farm and has been a farmstay for over 30 years.  

Situated in the foothills of the spectacular ‘Lost World’ section of the Lamington National Park, ‘Cedar Glen’ is a unique place to experience.

The Stephens family have worked the cattle property for over one hundred years, and it is steeped in history and family tradition.



Cedar Glen is located in
South East Queensland,
adjacent to the famous
Lamington National Park,
within easy reach of Brisbane
and the Gold Coast.

Cedar Glen Farmstay
3338 Kerry Rd, Darlington
Queensland 4285 Australia

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Meet Some Of The Animals


Workshop Retreat

Join us in the Gold Coast Hinterland for adventure, fun, and exciting continuing education. Three days of continuing education for qualified and trainee veterinary nurses. Our program, hosted by TISOVN, will combine interesting lectures to further your professional development with practical and theory training and free time to enjoy the surroundings, the animals and one another. Experience the continuing education workshop like no other while you soak up the scenery, network with other vet nurses and enjoy well-deserved relaxation in country surroundings.

Continuing Education:

Topics TBA

Pricing: TBA


  • Prices TBA

  • Airport transfers not included in price 

  • Students will be sharing a room with another student and will be allocated a room on first come, first served.

  • Only 8 students are permitted to attend this workshop

  • Students are required to bring scrubs and closed shoes

What's Included

  • 4 days / 3 nights accommodation at Cedar Glen Homestead

  • 3 days of continuing education 

  • ​Breakfast provided each morning

  • Lunch provided on 3 days

  • Dinner provided on 3 nights

  • Snacks and drinks provided

The Accommodation

Cedar Glen is over 100 years old and is mostly in its original state providing students a unique opportunity to experience a real sense of Australian country history.

Cedar Glen was the original family homestead where 10 Stephens children were raised. It is now guest accommodation only, and is made up of 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms/toilet and a kitchenette facility.  

Built in 1901 from timber grown on the property, The Homestead had only ever been occupied by the Stephens family until we began using the house solely for Farmstay purposes in 2000. As was common at the turn of the 20th century, the old Queenslander style houses were built in two sections. This is evident in Cedar Glen Homestead, where the front section is all living area, while the back section houses the kitchen, dining and lounge area. There is only a narrow verandah section separating the two, and the reason for this was for fire safety. In those days they considered the most likely place for a fire to start would be in the kitchen area. Such a design would give them a chance to stop the fire before it caught on to the living area, or at least give them a chance to escape.

The accommodation adjoins the dining area where the delicious Cedar Glen meals are prepared and served for guests. The dining room has an open fire place for winter warmth.

The huge open veranda is perfect for relaxing and soaking up the spectacular views.

Furnished with antiques, some of which have been in the homestead since it was built in 1901, the house is of timber construction with high ceilings and large rooms and verandas.

Cedar Glen Homestead provides students with:

  • Reverse cycle aircon

  • Beds have electric blankets

  • A pool table

  • TV room with internet

  • 2 Kitchenettes with small fridge

  • All linen is provided

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Retreat schedule: TBA

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