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– As Rated By Past Guests

Galwiji Homestead Is Perfect For Groups of up to 12
Looking For Spacious, Country Accommodation

Galwiji Homestead

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.

Lynsey Ewers small“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)
JudithTen out of ten for facilities, service, and value for money. We loved the relaxing atmosphere in the house with all its provisions.  It’s perfect!” Judith Clancy (Mt Waverley, Vic)

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Sleeping Options

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.

Galwiji Master Bedroom

Scotts“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)
David McRae small“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)

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
Merita Whelan close upIt’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)
christine knott smallGalwiji Homestead has PLENTY of room. It’s perfect for large families and is a wonderful environment.” – Christine Knott (O’Halloran Hill, SA)

Homestead Facilities

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.

Galwiji Homestead Kitchen

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Homestead activities

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 2 swing sets, 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.

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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. You are welcome to bring your own linen, otherwise linen is $20/person.

Guest feedback

Here’s what some of our previous guests had to say:

VincentsYour house is amazing and we had a fantastic time. I even had some spare to time to complete a puzzle! The best part of our stay was the way we were greeted on arrival and the facilities.” – Lisa Vincent (Cairns, Qld)
erena rijnsberger smallGalwiji Homestead was very appropriate for our big group, comfortable, warm and most of all, ‘farmlike’. The homestead facilities and service in particular were great” – Erena Rijnsberger (St Kilda, Vic)
emily mcmullen small10 out of 10 for the overall experience. The best part was having games and walks to entertain everyone.” Emily McMullen (Hobart, Tas)
Hari Vege photo“I stayed at Galwiji homestead on two different occasions within a gap of one week. I can call this home away from home. So serene and calm, so neat and well maintained. I appreciate their care for fine details-be it in the kitchen, the beds, the baths or the fire place. It’s a perfect holiday homestead to relax and regain your energy. Go for it!!” Hari Vege (Melbourne, Vic)
Leah Dow small“We all had a wonderful stay and we will all have many lovely memories staying here. A fantastic place for friends to have a wonderful weekend including sharing dinner and a games night.” – Leah Dow (Mornington Peninsula, Vic)
Mary & Neil Duke small“It was great for all the family to be able to stay together. We enjoyed the quietness and space in our home away from home. We can’t think of anything that could have made the experience better for us.” – Mary and Neil Duke (Aldinga Beach, SA)

Galwiji Homestead Gamesroom

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With this level of facilities at these low prices, availability is limited and subject to change, so be quick.

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