Hollywood comes to the homestead at this 1860s country house revamped for an Australian millionaire and his movie star wife.

Mooramong was a 21st birthday present for Donald ‘Scobie’ Mackinnon who remodelled it in 1938 for his movie star wife Claire Adams.

Now Mooramong recaptures the life and times of the Mackinnons from the 1930s to the 1960s. The house features their photographs, curios and objects d’art.

The property is on a working farm of 4,000 acres running sheep and producing crops. The estate also incorporates the Mackinnon Nature Reserve which is home to the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot and other Australian species including the Wedge-Tailed Eagle and Brolga.

Come an explore the Historic homestead and gardens at our next open day, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds, play a game of tennis on the heritage courts,  and look out for wildlife and birds. Bring along the whole family, there is plenty of green space to run around and enjoy the countryside.

Please note that tour groups are limited to 10 people. Please book your visit in advance to ensure your preferred time slot is available.


Place Details

635 Mooramong Road
Skipton 3361 VIC
(Carranballac via Skipton)

Located on Wadawurrung Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Victoria and recognise their continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past and present.

Plan your visit



635 Mooramong Road
Skipton 3361 VIC
(Carranballac via Skipton)

Entry Fees:

Adult $15
Concession $12
Child (5-15) $9
Family (2A & 2C) $40
NT Member: FREE

What we offer:

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The Hollywood Star

Claire Adams

The Sydney Morning Herald, December 1957

Despite a disastrous screen test Canadian born Claire Adams landed her first film role while still in her teens. "I couldn't have been worse. I fell down the stairs when I was supposed to walk gracefully. I shied away from the leading man's kisses, and when I saw the takes I burst into tears."

The Love Story

Claire & Scobie Mackinnon

The Sydney Morning Herald, April, 1937

"The moment Donald entered the room I fell in love with him. We have many interests in common, particularly our love of horses. We will stay a month or two in England after our marriage and will probably tour the Continent before going to Australia."

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