Barwon Park

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Barwon Park

A popular venue for concerts, weddings, and military re-enactments.

Imagine cleaning it: all 42 rooms! House and adjacent stables in original condition, faithfully restored. Features delicate ironwork over the entrance and verandah, a grand staircase, stained glass windows, and interior arches on the upper floors.

Owned by the Austins, who built it, and then Batsons, who bequeathed it to the National Trust.

Thomas Austin is renowned for introducing the rabbit to Australia; his wife Elizabeth, for founding the Austin Hospital.

The Love, Desire & Riches: Fashion of Weddings exhibition is at Barwon Park from 17 December 2014 to 28 February 2015. The exhibition will be open from Wednesday to Sunday and on public holidays (excluding Christmas Day). For further information and ticket prices please visit the exhibition webpage.

Please note that Barwon Park will be closed for a private function on Saturday 7 February from 11am – 2pm. People are welcome to visit from 2pm onwards to enjoy the ‘Love, Desire & Riches’ exhibition within the mansion. Unfortunately refreshments will not be available on this day.

What We Offer

  • Children's activities
  • Guided tours
  • Nature walks
  • Live music
  • Education services
  • Historical re-enactments
  • Filming/photography locations
  • Theatrical performances

Imposing bluestone mansion built in the 1860s for Thomas Austin, its first owner. The property comprised 12,000 hectares, and was noted for its sheep and horses.

Opening hours

Open from Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm during the Love, Desire & Riches Exhibition which runs until 28 Feb 2015. Closed for a private function on Sat 7 Feb from 11am-2pm. Group tours available by appointment.


105 Inverleigh Road
Winchelsea 3241 VIC


03 5267 2209

Entry fees

EXHIBITION TICKETS: General Public Admission: Adult $15, Concession $12, Child $9, Family $35 (2 adults+2 children). National Trust Members: Adult $10, Concession $7, Child $4, Family $20 (2 adults+2 children)