• Architecture & design

Barwon Park

105 Inverleigh Road, winchel, Winchelsea, Victoria, 3241

Feeling all too inadequate after entertaining the visiting Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, at their more modest single-storey homestead, prominent Western District squatter Thomas Austin and wife Elizabeth set to work on building a property far more fitting for a Duke.

The result, Barwon Park, 1871, is a majestic 42-room blue-stone Italianate mansion. Enhanced by a distinctive cast-iron verandah, an elaborate entry hallway, grand staircase and fine plaster decoration, the two-storey building on completion was the most celebrated mansion house in western Victoria.

At Barwon Park, Thomas Austin was royal host, public figure, eminent pastoralist and leader of the Acclimatisation Society.

The original interiors of the mansion remain largely intact. The elegant formal dining room with its period furniture is available for small functions and receptions and caters for up to 30 guests. The enclosed courtyard, fit for up to 120 guests, provides a stylish and enchanting venue for wedding receptions and functions.

Visitors to Barwon Park are rewarded with an authentic vision of Australia's past.

Content: National Trust (Victoria)
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Further discounts for concessions and children. Free entry with valid National Trust Membership

Child $4.00
Opening hours:
  • Wednesday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Public toilet
  • National Trust
105 Inverleigh Road, winchel, Winchelsea, Victoria, 3241

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