Discover The No.1 Farmstay In Ballarat, Victoria
– As Rated By Past Guests
Galwiji Homestead Is Perfect For Groups of up to 12
Looking For Spacious, Country Accommodation
Galwiji Homestead is ideal for groups of up to 12 people looking for a relaxed time in a country setting with plenty of room to spread out. The homestead sits on nearly 500 acres of family-owned land.
Previously a permanent home to sheep and cattle, Galwiji Homestead now provides a substantial plantation of sugar gums with periodic visits from farm animals.
“A lovely large home with all the facilities available, eg. kitchen, games, walks etc. Close to all major attractions. Ideal for large family or small groups. Lovely, restful, peaceful time.” – Lynsey Ewers (Clarence Park, SA), Mar 2014
“Ten out of ten for facilities, service, and value for money. Have never stayed in a house that is so well equipped as this one. Wish we had more time to enjoy it. It has been great.” Colleen Daly (Axedale, Vic), Mar 2014
We have beds for 12 (5 separate rooms with additional sleeping in the games room). Full details of sleeping options are here. It’s a big private, homestead with plenty of space.
“We appreciated the friendly welcome and the games room was great. The spaciousness of the house and 3 bathrooms were excellent for 12 guests.“ Pip Scott (Nowra, NSW), Mar 2014
“The best part of our stay was being with family in an environment that was almost like being at home. We loved the fireplace and sitting around and feeling relaxed. I can’t think of anything that could have made it better.” David McRae (Auckland, New Zealand), Apr 2014
Who is Galwiji Homestead for?
Since Galwiji Homestead opened in 2012, we have had the pleasure to accommodate a wide range of groups including:
- families celebrating events like anniversaries, birthdays or with visiting relatives from interstate/abroad
- multi-generational gatherings are a common theme
- there is so much space and you will be undisturbed by neighbours
- there are no noise restrictions (musicians welcome)
- friends or family enjoying a combined holiday
- Ballarat and the surrounding area offers a wide range of attractions
- sports teams or social groups including:
- teams competing locally (schools and open category
- craft and hobby groups
- community groups offering respite care for families affected by disabilities
It’s a great house, great location and the service is fantastic. We bring children with special needs and they love the place.” Merita Whelan (Footscray, Vic), Feb 2014
“Galwiji Homestead has PLENTY of room. It’s perfect for large families and is a wonderful environment.” – Christine Knott (O’Halloran Hill, SA), Apr 2014
We have a fully-equipped kitchen with lots of crockery / cutlery / cookware as well as a stove, toaster, kettle, microwave oven, large fridge, urn and coffee machine. There are two barbeques outside. A full list of kitchen facilities is here.
To make the most of your stay at Galwiji Homestead, we’re pleased to offer:
- a dedicated games room with table tennis, table soccer, TV/DVD, musical instruments and an open fire for cooler days/nights
- a DVD library with titles for all ages, as well as an extensive kids book collection and a range of books for adults
- plenty of outdoor activities (kid-friendly) including a swing set, sand pit, and fire pit for toasting marshmallows (subject to fire restrictions)
- bush walking with a mapped plantation walk and boundary walk, bird watching (30 species identified so far), and mountain biking (BYO bikes).
Galwiji Homestead is home to a range of farm animals from time to time. For longer term guests, we can arrange visits to see milking of cows or sometimes shearing of sheep.
Prices start from $99/night and are for 2 guests. Additional guests are $20/night for adults and $15/night for children under 16.
There is an $95 cleaning fee, regardless of the length of stay. Linen for 1 queen bed is included in the tariff. Thereafter, linen is $15/bed.
Here’s what some of our previous guests had to say:
With this level of facilities at these low prices, availability is limited and subject to change, so be quick. Click here to book your great country getaway.