Monte Cristo Homestead

Monte Cristo Homestead, Junee: Address, Phone Number, Monte Cristo Homestead Reviews: 4/5

Monte Cristo Homestead
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Carol R
Orange, Australia15 contributions
A disappointment
Aug 2021
We had this on our list of places to visit, but now we can tick it off our list and we have no desire to visit again. We have an appreciation for the age and the history of the house plus the magnitude of the task of maintaining a property such as this. There is a sign at the front door requesting that visitors please do not judge the state of the place, but it is hard not to. The property is generally run down and tired looking. The garden is overgrown, full of weeds and stray cats. We know it is a family business and the family still live there, but the house needs a good de-clutter, a good dust, a de-cobweb and some regular gardening. The house is full of quality antiques and bric-a-brac but there is too much of it. The old laundry is currently set up with some old antique laundry items but also modern clutter - a missed opportunity to showcase this area. The outbuildings need a good tidy up. The many old buggies are covered in tumbleweeds and dust. Maybe a few buggies and excess antiques could be sold to pay for a regular gardener. The entry fee is "cash only" which is a questionable way to run a legitimate business. I know the family rescued this home when it was somewhat derelict, but sadly, without a huge effort, it is headed back in the same direction of decline.
Written August 9, 2021
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BunjipHunter
1 contribution
Meh!
Aug 2021
Definitely a cash grab. You get a tour of 6 rooms, not the whole house. No original furniture or decor. Very tired looking and rundown. I'm at peace with the $15 per person fee if it's going to restoring the property. Definitely nothing otherworldy going on though. Doll museum looks like a 2 dollar shop.
Written August 8, 2021
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San-1950
Wodonga, Australia67 contributions
Not worth a visit
Jul 2021 • Couples
Could not believe the state of disrepair of this place...ABSOLUTELY not worth paying to visit.
$millions would be needed to brings the buildings and grounds up to an acceptable standard.
Stray cats everywhere and all look like they need a good feed.
Written July 5, 2021
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Sueob123
1 contribution
Needs a clean
Jun 2021 • Friends
Well here we are 2021 and this homestead has gone from bad to worse. Such a disarray through the grounds, toilet facility grotty, bee hive thriving in the walls of the main home. The exhibits within the home are in dire need of cleaning.
This is an example of a tired tourist attraction with not a lot of care.
Sadly to see the contents and artwork destined for decay.
2/10
Written June 13, 2021
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Tamara M
Canberra, Australia53 contributions
Not so sure if this is an amusement or real
Apr 2021 • Solo
The accommodation is basic and the amenities are showing wear and tear. We had a terrible sleep due to the uncomfortable bed and noise from other guests using the communal toilets.

The food provided is bland and most of the guests food went back to the kitchen. I suggest to rid of the plate of boiled vegetables and over cooked chicken. It wasn't tasty at all. The apple pie is best served without the dairy can style cream too.

I felt the place could viewed within half an hour and the lengthy tour was not required. The guide talked non stop for about 2 hours as we went to each and only six rooms in the house.

Perhaps the ghosts had used all the toilet paper and damaged the seat? The wallpaper may be damaged by them too? Who knows if this is an amusement or for real but no ghosts sighted during our stay!!
Written April 10, 2021
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Sarah R
1 contribution
Amazing night out
Apr 2021 • Couples
What an amazing place, the homestead is renovated in the original style, and is full of some of the most extravagant antiques I've ever seen.
We stayed the night and thoroughly enjoyed meals and accomodation, the lantern lit ghost tours was very informative with an awesome host dressed in period clothing, who's stories filled the air with energy. Many people in the group taking away a lot of different experiences from the night. We will return again, and again
Written April 7, 2021
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Barcelona
Richmond, Australia15 contributions
Below expectation experience
Mar 2021 • Friends
We stayed overnight for the ghost tour . The rooms were very uncomfortable with small beds and shared dirty and rusty bathrooms. The place needs a deep cleaning and big updating.
The night tour was too long , a lot of stories telling trying to influence people mind to see something that doesn’t exist .
We were part of a big group , nobody experienced any paranormal activity and at the end we were all just a bit bored.
The food is very cooked home basic.
The house could be interesting maybe for a short day tour and a quick visit to the dolls museum .
Definitely it was a disappointing experience.
Written March 20, 2021
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Mick McKinnon
Temora, Australia4 contributions
Mick Brayden Riley and Luke's experience at Monte Cristo
Feb 2021 • Family
I spent the night at the Monte Cristo. Definitely a good experience . Beautiful meals and breakfast and definitely some stuff you can't explain . I would recommend this to anyone who has any doubts and just wants a good time
Written February 22, 2021
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Bec
Brisbane, Australia1,006 contributions
Beautiful Homestead
Dec 2020 • Family
Such a beautiful homestead. Whist visiting didn’t feel or see and paranormal activity but loved looking around. Such beautiful and amazing furniture and architecture to see. It’s well worth the visit if in town.
Written January 1, 2021
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Janet J
135 contributions
Interesting House
Sep 2020
Its always interesting to see houses from yester years, Don't know about the" haunted "part though .
Written November 27, 2020
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