Bella Vista Farm Stories
Bella Vista Farm is a special place. The Farm sits as an entire farm complex on a hill top with sweeping 360 degree views. With its rich history, the stories of the people who lived and worked here are a reflection of the history and development of New South Wales.
The tranquility of this property, protected as it is by the line of Moreton Bay figs and iconic avenues of Bunya pines is in itself an attraction. This Open Day will also give visitors the chance to learn some of the stories of the people who cared for this place. It is easy to forget that it once was a hive of activity. A place that was a meeting ground for Indigenous Clans, a home to extended families and a source of livelihood for many others. Here, the local Chinese celebrated the New Year. The lands once formed part of the Macarthurs’ landholding, Elizabeth’s “Seven Hills Farm”, home to their merino flocks.
The outbuildings constructed during the 1800’s when Bella Vista was at its peak can be explored and provide opportunities to imagine times past. The restored carriage room is an atmospheric venue for the giant Trash and Treasure sale.
There will be music, Devonshire Teas, a Sausage Sizzle, tour guides for both the House and Farmyard and children’s games.