Open every Wednesday and Sunday 11am to 4pm, with tours on the hour between 11am-3pm.
Embarrassed by having to entertain the visiting Duke of Edinburgh at an undistinguished homestead, pioneer pastoralist Thomas Austin and his wife Elizabeth built this lavish 42 room mansion in 1871. Thomas died just six months after it was completed, but Elizabeth lived at Barwon Park for many years and became a noted philanthropist. Thomas Austin is remembered for training prize race horses at this National Trust treasure fit for royalty; yet is somewhat infamous as the person responsible for introducing rabbits to Australia.
Take a tour of this majestic 42-room bluestone mansion and stables, lovingly provided by National Trust volunteers, to explore the glory of Victoria’s pastoral heritage.
Barwon Park is a majestic 42 room bluestone mansion set in a sweeping rural landscape, built in 1871 for Thomas and Elizabeth Austin.
The Enclosed bluestone courtyard catering for up to 120 guests, provides a stylish and enchanting venue for wedding receptions and functions.
The elegant formal dining room with its superb polished tables and balloon-back chairs is available for smaller functions and receptions and caters for up to 30 guests.
Barwon Park also features a novel cast iron veranda, monumental entrance hall and magnificent central staircase. The mansion captures the glory of Victoria's pastoral heritage.
Visitors to Barwon Park are truly rewarded with a vision from the past.