Australia Day at the Homestead 2015

The historic setting at Tarndwarncoort will be the backdrop to an Australia Day party like no other.

2015 marks 175 years of continual family farming by the Dennis’ at Tarndwarncoort, and we’d like to share the big occasion over a picnic with all the trimmings of the rich Otway  hinterland life. Music, food, wines, beers, cider, tours, stalls – all from the region, all for your delight.

Aust Day Banner 2015 WEB VERSION

Bring along a picnic, or pre-order one prepared by Sorella Foods of Birregurra. With plenty of barbeques set up for your use, feel free to source some delicious local meats to bring, or pre-order a Bush Foods BBQ Pack.

Picnic on the lawn with great local drinks

Picnic on the lawn with great local drinks

Music will feature in this year’s special event, with 5 bands from around Victoria unleashing their alt-country, folksy, blues tunes during the day. Spread the picnic rug, grab a drink and feed your ears to Jackson McLaren and the Triple Threat, Amistat, Alister Turrill, Jordan Riddle and Murray McDonald as they play out the day.

Jackson McLaren and the Triple Threat

Jackson McLaren and the Triple Threat will bring their alt-country/folk/pop sounds to Tarndwarncoort

A bar stocking the best of regional beers and wines, plus a wide variety of ciders from around the world, will keep the good vibes going. The Pimms Lawn will also be a feature with games befitting a summertime picnic in the majestic gardens at Tarndwarncoort.

Game of petanque with a Pimms on the lawn anyone?

Game of petanque with a Pimms on the lawn anyone?

Set in the 1860s Old Ciderhouse, guests will be able to join a Cider Masterclass to learn truth behind the diverse world of cider with an expert cidermaker.

Guided tours of the 175 year old farm and Homestead will be available during the day to discover the real story of life on the land during the first 175 years of European settlement.

Tarndwarncoort 175 banner

Tarndwarncoort is 1.5 hours west of Melbourne on the Prince’s Highway near Colac. Transfers from Birregurra Train Station will allow public transport users a seamless day out to the country.

Return train transfers: Birregurra Train Station to/from the Homestead.

  • Geelong/Melbourne arrive: 9.47am (or 2.47pm), depart: 6.56pm
  • Colac/Warrnambool arrive: 1.12pm, depart: 8.49pm

The details:

  • Australia Day – Monday 26 January
  • 11:00am to 7:00pm
  • Tarndwarncoort Homestead, 37 Roseneath Road, Warncoort VIC 3243
  • Tickets available online now, or at the gate (unless sold out prior).
  • Adults $25, Children aged 4-16 $10, Infants aged up to 3 free entry.
  • Ticket includes admission, use of BBQs, Guided Tour, kids entertainment.

Book your admission ticket, picnic boxes, barbeque packs, cider masterclass and transfers online by clicking here.



One response to “Australia Day at the Homestead 2015

  1. Wow this looks incredible! I’ll be booking a ticket as soon as my next pay day 🙂

    I don’t usually celebrate Australia day as I feel so many aspects of colonisation aren’t things to be proud of. However having come and learnt the history and what Tarndie’s all about; also knowing that you acknowledge the First people of the land, this is truely something to get excited about.

    So I look forward to visiting this beautiful place again and enjoying the fun events planned.

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