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.

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Loved the peace and quiet and great open spaces for the kids.

    Elizabeth KnowlesBox Hill, Vic (July 2015)
  • We loved the privacy and lots of room for everyone. Three bathrooms was fantastic for 8 females.

    Ann GreenWonthaggi, Vic (Mar 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)
  • 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
  • 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