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Galwiji Homestead

Our front driveway!
65 reviews
Our front driveway!
The spacious master bedroom, with garden windows on three sides!
The second double room, facing West (perfect for a sleep in!).
The third double room, with the southerly window out to the oak tree.
The kids' room. with northerly windows.
The kitchen and sitting room, with slow combustion stove and flat screen TV.
Location of our enormous Christmas pizza cook up!
The sitting room, with over 100 years of historical photos on the wall.
The games room, with our 1899 Lipp piano, the telescope, table soccer and TV.
Bathroom off the games room.
Middle bathroom. This is the deepest bath ever!
Our north facing sunroom. Perfect for dealing with the stresses of a day!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
Our wonderful Malaysian guests playing on the haybales in December.
Enjoying the late afternoon sun.
Celebrating catching some yabbie!
'We didn't see the kids for 3 days' was one guest's quote...
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
A real Australian Farm Homestead!
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5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Ballarat, Victoria
Interaction with guests
We live offsite, but we will be there to greet you when you check-in and check-out.

You will have the entire Homestead at your disposal, but there maybe other guests camping on the farm (at least 2 km away) and of course farm work going on on a regular basis. Farm workers will do their best to keep away from the Homestead and to keep noise to a minimum.

Either Bill and Ann Pryor, Bev our wonderful property manager, or Malcolm Pryor will be available by phone to you during your stay should you have any questions.

On check-in, we will give you a quick guided tour as well as ask you to read and sign our orientation guide and provide us with some photo I.D.
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Management response:

Thanks for your lovely review Danielle and we're so glad it suited your family (and friends) so well. We promise to consider the the key box idea in the future. Kindest regards. Please come and visit again. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.


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Ballarat, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Clean, well-appointed, lovely views - peaceful. Love the touches like a fire pit outside, with chairs - good seating under cover on the verandah. This is not an "ultra-modern" house - it has more the feel of a family home. Would be ideal for 3 - 4 families. I didn't actually stay this time - just viewed for future booking,...

Management response:

It was a pleasure to have you visit Loreen. Pity we weren't quite big enough for your gathering this time, but we would certainly welcome you in the future. Regards. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager, Galwiji Homestead.


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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 30, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

We had such an excellent amazing experience staying at Galwiji Homestead. We enjoyed every moment and will definitely come back! Galwiji is very well equipped with everything you need for a getaway from the city. We loved the cosy fireplaces, the beautiful garden, open paddocks and most of all the country atmosphere. We highly recommend Galwiji Homestead! Many thanks to...

Management response:

Anna, it was a pleasure to give you and your family and your friends and their families a break from their PhD studies. As a dad, I love reconnecting with my kids after being away, or engaged on a project. Thanks for engaging with the homestead so beautifully. Take care. Malcolm Pryor, Operations Manager.


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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(5)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions found on our website, which you can access via a web search on our name: Galwiji Homestead.
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
Jun 30, 2017 -
Jul 22, 2017
School Holidays 2017
1 night
Sep 22, 2017 -
Sep 27, 2017
School Holidays 2017
1 night
Sep 28, 2017 -
Sep 30, 2017
Long Weekends 2017
1 night
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to U.S. Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Up to 2 adults and their linen are included in the tariff.

Extra people are $20/night (adults) & $15/night (children).

You can BYO linen or it's $15 per person if we provide it.

Checkin time = 2:00 PM
Checkout time = 10:00 AM

Mandatory Costs:

Cleaning Fee $95 per stay

Security Deposit (Previously known as bond) $300
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About the neighborhood
Melbourne is Australia's 2nd largest city and will soon overtake Sydney in size. It combines a peaceful multicultural vibe with the best in sporting and cultural events. The season runs from April - September and the biggest ground (the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which seats more than one hundred thousand, hosts weekly games. It's also the home of the greatest sport in the world, Australian Rules Football. Let us know if you'd like tickets into the members' stand. We are usually also able to get tickets for the Boxing Day Cricket Test.
Getting around
You will need a car, as Galwiji is 3 km from the Midland Highway (between Geelong and Ballarat) down a well-made road that's dirt for the last 2 km.

The nearest public transport is in Buninyong, where the bus will take you to Ballarat Railway Station from where you can catch the train to Melbourne or Ararat.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Melbourne Tullamarine: 49.7 mi
Railway: Ballarat: 13.7 mi
Ferry: Geelong: 43.5 mi
Email us for directions on how to get to Galwiji Homestead. Some GPSs don't get you there reliably...

Also, the last 2 kilometres of your journey will be on a well graded, well drained gravel road. FYI, it may be necessary to tell you car hire company that you will be travelling on a road such as this.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 57.2 mi.
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