Australia Day at the Homestead

Celebrate Australia Day on one of Australia’s oldest family farms.

“Admission Only” tickets available at the gate from 10am. See below for details.

Discover more about Victoria’s rich, delicious and fascinating cultural heritage, and raise funds to help restore the Tarndwarncoort roof.

Spend a day at the Homestead to discover more of Australia's story.

Spend a day at the Homestead to discover more of Australia’s story.

Sunday 26 January 10am – 5pm


  • Live music – blues/roots by “The Lounge Hounds”
  • 2 course Australian Bush Food lunch by award winning “Sorella Foods” (bookings for lunch have now closed)
  • Children’s entertainment, including old-fashioned lawn games
  • Cider Bar and local brewery and wineries “Forrest Brewing Company” and “Dinny Goonan Wines”.
  • Pimms Lawn Bar
  • Fine produce and garden market stalls
  • Door Prizes
  • Lectures
  • Guided Farm Tours
  • Woolcraft and Gardening Workshops


Roll out the rug on the lawn and relax with your friends

Roll out the rug on the lawn and relax with your friends

EAT: 2-course lunch featuring the unique flavours of Australia from native bush foods, brought to you by award winning Sorella Foods. (bookings for lunch have now closed)

Light snacks and proper coffees by Birregurra roaster, Kazbah Coffee, available for purchase all day from the Courtyard café.

DRINK: the Otways with outstanding wines from Dinny Goonan, and full flavoured beers by Forrest Brewing Company. Try out a tasting paddle from the Cider Bar, or share a jug of Pimms on the lawn in the sunshine. Refreshing non-alcoholic drinks also available – Elderflower Spritzer? Old Fashioned Iced Tea?

DISCOVER: join a Guided Tour of the farm and homestead to learn more of the property’s fascinating story. Hay Rides too! Get the kids into a real farm experience with 10min tours to the top of our working sheep farm in a hay bale trailer behind our classic Chamberlain tractor. Lead by one of our knowledgable farmer volunteers.

LISTEN: The Lounge Hounds will transport the gardens into one big outdoor lounge room with their blues and roots vibe from 11am – 3pm.

SHOP:  market stalls featuring quality garden plants and embellishments, fine foods and fresh produce.

RELAX: unfurl the picnic rug and soak up the stunning garden setting and catch up with your friends – its the Australian way.

TICKETS: Includes admission, lunch, drink on arrival, music, entry to the Grand Door Prize, competitions and kids entertainment

“Lunch” tickets  are no longer available – book an “Admission Only” ticket instead!  

Perfect if you’d like to come after lunch to take a Guided Tour, check out the stalls, have a refreshing drink and soak up the vibes. Entry only tickets enable entry from 10am – 5pm, but do not include lunch or drink on arrival. Buy your ticket online now. Limited number of tickets available on the gate.

Click here to book online!

Adults – Admission Only – $15
Children – ages 7 to 14 – Admission Only – $10
Children – ages 0 to 6 – Admission Only – Free

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