Hepburn Graves

The Hepburn family graves are a private family cemetery, that were once part of a historical pastoral holding called Smeaton Hill Run. The graves are situated close to the original homestead – Smeaton House – which was built by Scottish émigré Captain John Stuart Hepburn. Hepburn died in 1860 and his grave is representative of the style of tomb of the time. The town of Hepburn Springs in rural Victoria is named after him.

The Hepburn Graves are freely accessible all year round.

  • 750 m walk to reach the cemetery.
  • 40 minutes return.
  • No formed track – may be uneven ground and trip hazards. Possibly muddy in wet conditions.
  • Surrounding farmland is private property – do not wander off through the fields.

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Hepburn Graves, Estate Lane, Smeaton VIC

The site is accessed via a short walk through farmland beginning at a gravel parking area off Estate Lane in Smeaton.

Enter the gate at the far end of the car park to begin the walk. 

Entry fees:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Please close the gates behind you at the car park and at the cemetery entrance.