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.

What We Offer

  • Children's activities
  • Guided tours
  • Nature walks
  • Live music
  • Education services
  • Historical re-enactments
  • Filming/photography locations
  • Theatrical performances
  • Refreshments available throughout the day including morning and afternoon tea and light lunch.

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 Wednesdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm. Starting in September it will also be open on Saturdays from 11am-4pm. Group tours available by appointment.


105 Inverleigh Road
Winchelsea 3241 VIC


03 5267 2209