About

Who is Galwiji Homestead

Hello, we are the Pryor family – parents Bill and Ann, and sons Malcolm and Angus.

We’re here because we are passionate about helping families and friends overcome the challenge of finding a memorable break away from home.

We’ve travelled a lot and know what it is like to stay somewhere that you remember for all the wrong reasons.

That is why we are here to help you to enjoy a peaceful stay, so you come back feeling that you had a great time together – refreshed and relaxed.

We want you to avoid the feeling that you wasted your money (and precious leave from work) just to have a so-so experience. Who wants that?

It wasn’t long ago that we were taking a break with family, cramped into hotel rooms that quickly started to feel way too small. You know the kind where you have to hide in the bathroom to wait for the kids to go to sleep?

After a while, we just started to long for the space and comfort of your own home. Crazy really – weren’t we meant to be having a break?

Then we started to reflect on something that’s been sitting under our noses for decades – a family farm with all the space in the world in a peaceful, relaxed setting.

This is a place where you can’t even see the next house.

We found ourselves re-discovering a range of activities indoors and outdoors. We took advantage of the wide range of shopping and tourist activities only minutes away.

It hasn’t always been this way.

During other breaks, we have run into problems like staying somewhere that looks good in the brochure but when you get there, it just doesn’t live up to the hype.

On other breaks, the accommodation was fine but there was nothing to do.

With this in mind, we decided to open up Galwiji Homestead to the public. We were so excited to share the experience with others. We wanted to see if we were the only ones that felt the way we do about it.

Now we’ve been able to share the experience with over a thousand guests (and counting), we know we aren’t alone.

The feedback is the same, time and time again: so much space, such peace and quiet, and plenty to do on a fun, relaxed break.

And now we’d like to help you have the same experience.

The first step is simple. Click here to check on the availability. Find your preferred dates and tell us how you’d like your stay personalised.

Click here now to discover the memorable break just waiting for you.

  • We enjoyed the space, the sense of history, and the set up. The outdoor fire pit was also great.

    Katnee GunnNorth Caufield, Vic (Feb 2014)
  • We loved the privacy and lots of room for everyone. Three bathrooms was fantastic for 8 females.

    Ann GreenWonthaggi, Vic (Mar 2015)
  • Loved the large house. So quiet in the bedrooms while people are in the living space. The family which owns Galwiji Homestead are lovely to deal with.

    Fern VuongClayton, Vic (June 2014)
  • 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
  • Only good things to say about our stay here. The Pryors’ place is exactly as it’s described – a real farm homestead. Surrounded by nature, the house is also spacious inside, the place can accommodate large families or group.

    Cheri LimSingapore (Sep 2013)
  • An excellent experience overall. We loved the farm itself, exploring the property and seeing the cows.

    Emily HillMooroolbark, Vic (May 2014)
  • 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.

    Joy HooperLogan, Qld (Oct 2013)
  • Our stay was like being at home with the bonus of new surroundings. What a wonderful part of the world.

    Esther IngramBonang, Vic (Feb 2015)
  • Oh! The serenity of the homestead. The sheep provided entertainment. We enjoyed the beautiful gardens, and the private and relaxed setting.

    Lindy DarleyMelton, Vic (Oct 2015)
  • 10 out of 10 for the overall experience. The best part was having games and walks to entertain everyone.

    Emily McMullenHobart, Tas