Previously a permanent home to sheep and cattle, Galwiji Homestead now provides a substantial plantation of sugar gums with periodic visits from farm animals.
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.
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!
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.
We appreciated the friendly welcome and the games room was great. The spaciousness of the house and 3 bathrooms were excellent for 12 guests.
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.
Who is Galwiji Homestead for?
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
It’s a great house, great location and the service is fantastic. We bring children with special needs and they love the place.
Galwiji Homestead has PLENTY of room. It’s perfect for large families and is a wonderful environment.
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.
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 a wood heater 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 camp fire for toasting marshmallows (subject to fire restrictions)
- Bush walking with a mapped plantation walk and boundary walk, bird watching (40 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 cow milking or sometimes sheep shearing.
Prices start from $99/night and are for 2 guests. Additional guests are $20/night for adults and $15/night for children under 16.
For the colder months, our prices include a plentiful supply of pre-cut hardwood and two slow-combustion heaters for the kitchen / meals / dining / games areas, and electric blankets for all of the fixed beds. Heating for the bedrooms is not included in the quoted tariff. If you’d like to upgrade to LPG ducted heating, this is available at a cost of $60/night. The price is high due to the LPG having to be trucked in.
For the warmer months, air-conditioning is available in the kitchen /meals / dining / games area at an cost of $10/night.
Wi-fi internet is also available at an extra cost of $10/night on a sliding scale down to $30/week. Reception is by satellite, so can be intermittent in cloudy weather, but it’s the best internet one can get out here in the countryside …
There is an $95 cleaning fee, regardless of the length of stay. You are welcome to bring your own linen, otherwise the cost is $30/person.
With this level of facilities at these low prices, availability is limited and subject to change, so be quick.Book Your Farmstay Now
Here’s what some of our previous guests had to say:
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.
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.
10 out of 10 for the overall experience. The best part was having games and walks to entertain everyone.
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!
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.
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.
The peace and quiet and having everything at your fingertips was great. Don’t change.
Very spacious, great for three families to stay together – facilities were great.
The owners live close by so it was especially thoughtful that they had a fire going for us (it was cold!) and had left lights on (given we arrived in the dark). The number of bedrooms (5) was great. The house was very suitable for a young family overall.
10 out of 10 experience. We loved being together in a fabulous old spacious homestead, enjoying the peace and quiet in the gorgeous countryside.
Quiet, beautiful views in the evening, comfortable and relaxed, plenty of space to spread out.
Our stay was like being at home with the bonus of new surroundings. What a wonderful part of the world.
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.
Oh! The serenity of the homestead. The sheep provided entertainment. We enjoyed the beautiful gardens, and the private and relaxed setting.
We had 4 adults and 10 13 year old girls staying in this house. We stayed for a week for a basketball tournament in Ballarat. Fantastic place for a large group.
Ten out of Ten. The best part of our stay was the beauty of the estate and the peaceful environment.