Discover The No.1 Farmstay In Ballarat, Victoria – As Rated By Past Guests

Galwiji Homestead Is Perfect For Groups Of Up To 12 Looking For Spacious, Country Accommodation

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G alwiji Homestead is ideal for groups of up to 12 people looking for a relaxed time in a country setting with plenty of room to spread out. The homestead sits on nearly 500 acres of family-owned land.

Previously a permanent home to sheep and cattle, Galwiji Homestead now provides a substantial plantation of sugar gums with periodic visits from farm animals.

Lynsey Ewers

A lovely large home with all the facilities available, eg. kitchen, games, walks etc. Close to all major attractions. Ideal for large family or small groups. Lovely, restful, peaceful time.

Lynsey EwersClarence Park, SA
Judith Clancy

Ten out of ten for facilities, service, and value for money. We loved the relaxing atmosphere in the house with all its provisions. It’s perfect!

Judith ClancyMt Waverley, Vic

Sleeping Options

We have beds for 12 (5 separate rooms with additional sleeping in the games room). Full details of sleeping options are here. It’s a big, private homestead with plenty of space.

Pip Scott

We appreciated the friendly welcome and the games room was great. The spaciousness of the house and 3 bathrooms were excellent for 12 guests.

Pip ScottNowra, NSW
David McRae

The best part of our stay was being with family in an environment that was almost like being at home. We loved the fireplace and sitting around and feeling relaxed. I can’t think of anything that could have made it better.

David McRaeAuckland, New Zealand

Who is Galwiji Homestead for?

Since Galwiji Homestead opened in 2012, we have had the pleasure to accommodate a wide range of groups including:

Families celebrating events like anniversaries, birthdays or with visiting relatives from interstate/abroad

  • Multi-generational gatherings are a common theme
  • There is so much space and you will be undisturbed by neighbours
  • There are no noise restrictions (musicians welcome)

Friends or family enjoying a combined holiday

  • Ballarat and the surrounding area offers a wide range of attractions

Sports teams or social groups including:

  • Teams competing locally (schools and open category)
  • Craft and hobby groups
  • Community groups offering respite care for families affected by disabilities
Merita Whelan

It’s a great house, great location and the service is fantastic. We bring children with special needs and they love the place.

Merita WhelanFootscray, Vic
Christine Knott

Galwiji Homestead has PLENTY of room. It’s perfect for large families and is a wonderful environment.

Christine KnottO’Halloran Hill, SA

Homestead Facilities

We have a fully-equipped kitchen with lots of crockery / cutlery / cookware as well as a stove, toaster, kettle, microwave oven, large fridge, urn and coffee machine. There are two barbeques outside. A full list of kitchen facilities is here.

Homestead Activities

To make the most of your stay at Galwiji Homestead, we’re pleased to offer:

  • A dedicated games room with table tennis, table soccer, TV/DVD, musical instruments and an open fire for cooler days/nights
  • A DVD library with titles for all ages, as well as an extensive kids’ book collection and a range of books for adults
  • Plenty of outdoor activities (kid-friendly) including 2 swing sets, sand pit, and fire pit for toasting marshmallows (subject to fire restrictions)
  • Bush walking with a mapped plantation walk and boundary walk, bird watching (30 species identified so far), and mountain biking (BYO bikes).

Galwiji Homestead is home to a range of farm animals from time to time. For longer term guests, we can arrange visits to see milking of cows or sometimes shearing of sheep.

Pricing

Prices start from $99/night and are for 2 guests. Additional guests are $20/night for adults and $15/night for children under 16.

There is an $95 cleaning fee, regardless of the length of stay. You are welcome to bring your own linen, otherwise linen is $20/person.

With this level of facilities at these low prices, availability is limited and subject to change, so be quick.

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Guest Feedback

Here’s what some of our previous guests had to say:

Lisa Vincent

Your house is amazing and we had a fantastic time. I even had some spare to time to complete a puzzle! The best part of our stay was the way we were greeted on arrival and the facilities.

Lisa VincentCairns, Qld
Erena Rijnsberger

Galwiji Homestead was very appropriate for our big group, comfortable, warm and most of all, ‘farmlike’. The homestead facilities and service in particular were great.

Erena RijnsbergerSt Kilda, Vic
Emily McMullen

10 out of 10 for the overall experience. The best part was having games and walks to entertain everyone.

Emily McMullenHobart, Tas
Hari Vege

I stayed at Galwiji homestead on two different occasions within a gap of one week. I can call this home away from home. So serene and calm, so neat and well maintained. I appreciate their care for fine details-be it in the kitchen, the beds, the baths or the fire place. It’s a perfect holiday homestead to relax and regain your energy. Go for it!

Hari VegeMelbourne, Vic
Leah Dow

We all had a wonderful stay and we will all have many lovely memories staying here. A fantastic place for friends to have a wonderful weekend including sharing dinner and a games night.

Leah DowMornington Peninsula, Vic
Mary and Neil Duke

It was great for all the family to be able to stay together. We enjoyed the quietness and space in our home away from home. We can’t think of anything that could have made the experience better for us.

Mary and Neil DukeAldinga Beach, SA
  • Facilities are excellent for our requirements. Large room allows for band rehearsal. Outdoor areas are great for exploring during our breaks. Dinner table seats us all which is lovely. Warm house, lovely beds.

    Gaye EdmondsWerribee, Vic (May 2016)
  • Private and peaceful location, cut off from all the hassle. A fantastic facility. Good for a few families to stay together.

    Chalanka AthalageOfficer, Vic (Mar 2014)
  • This is a beautiful country homestead that my friends and I stayed for a long weekend. It had everything we wanted or needed and more. Wonderful walks on the property, a cottage garden to explore and the quiet and peace of rural Victoria. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to anyone.

    Apryl HuglinGreensborough, Vic (Nov 2013)
  • My family and I stayed here for 5 days and we loved everything about it. We had plenty of room, kids could play inside and outside. We will be bring more people with us cause there was that much room 4 a whole other family 2 stay there with us.

    Greg DakinBroadmeadows, Vic (Sep 2013)
  • We enjoyed the cosy feeling. Loved the fireplace, plenty of room for the whole family. Heating great. I enjoyed running up to the highway for a nice peaceful jog.

    Kristy BartlettBeaumaris, Vic (July 2015)
  • We loved being able to spend the whole day here with plenty for everyone to explore (across kids aged 4 to 8). It had an incredibly-well stocked kitchen with everything we needed on hand to make meals.

    Emily BoothMelbourne, Vic (Aug 2015)
  • Everything is here that we need and plenty of room for all. It’s nice and clean and open, and nice and quiet and peaceful.

    Tracey GordonMinjah, Vic (Mar 2015)
  • Loved the peace and quiet and great open spaces for the kids.

    Elizabeth KnowlesBox Hill, Vic (July 2015)
  • It was a unique experience from all the urban fast paced lives we have. The games room made us friends become more of a family. Plus it felt free and the smell of air; well lets just say it was more pure than what we are used to.

    Hasitha DasDoveton, Vic (Aug 2013)
  • Wonderful scenery, fantastic service. The best part was the homely feel of the homestead.

    Luke & LaurenWagga, NSW (Apr 2014)

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