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.


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
  • Overall, it was a ten out of ten experience. The best part was the amount of space, the activities and the utilities provided. The communication before the trip ever started was very professional and friendly.

    Tiani WaltersBoronia, Vic (Sep 2015)
  • Glorious weather allowed students to explore outside. The big room was ideal for rehearsals. The beds were warm and comfy.

    Gaye EdmondsPoint Cook, Vic (May 2015)
  • Everything was great. We loved the games and the family time.

    Darryl WilliamsBlackmans Bay, Tas (Oct 2015)
  • Loved being able to sit and relax on the porch. We enjoyed watching the birds, and the sheep coming home.

    Ali MorganCollingwood, Vic (Dec 2015)
  • Quiet, beautiful views in the evening, comfortable and relaxed, plenty of space to spread out.

    Robert CribbMacarthur, ACT (Feb 2014)
  • We had a delightful time at Galwiji Homestead. It’s the perfect country getaway for a large family group. Thanks to the property managers for making us so welcome. We’ll be back for sure.

    Silvia ErcoleFrance (May 2013)
  • 10 out of 10 for the overall experience. We enjoyed spending time together as a family and having nature walks.

    Daniel BilottoSeaford, Vic (Jan 2015)
  • 10 out of 10 for everything. We really enjoyed the visit to see the cows milking on a dairy farm. Everything was perfect. Well done.

    Nick QuestedUK (Feb 2016)
  • 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)
  • It is peaceful and beautiful. I liked how you wake up to the sheep baaing and cows mooing.

    Evie Scott11 years old, Vic (Oct 2015)

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