Guided tour of homestead buildings (45-60 mins)
Charges: 12 years and over $10.00. Under 12 years Free.

The guided tour begins with background information about the selection of the original Wivenhoe Run and Bellevue Station, and when the slab huts, the Governess’ residence, the Family home and the Guest house were built and then when they were moved to the present site because of the construction of the Wivenhoe Dam. The design and materials of the buildings are shown. The tour is through the three bedrooms, nursery, dressing room and sitting room (parlour) of the Family home: moving out to the front (north-east) to compare the decorations of the Family home with those of the Guest house, and to view the gardens, aviary, archways, circular drive, dam and vineyard. The tour then moves inside again through the formal dining room, smoking room, (with)drawing room, and the Prince of Whales bedroom and bathroom of the Guest house before exploring the service wing – the kitchen (the old slab hut), scullery, staff dining and entertainment room, laundry and then the out buildings (meat room, coach house, tack room, stables, hay loft and generator shed) ending with the bull ring where the Hereford stud bulls were displayed.

All rooms have period furniture, fittings, wall coverings and hangings in excellent condition enhancing the experience of moving back in time to the more staff-assisted, luxurious, relaxed and leisurely pace of the early 1900s.