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Galwiji Homestead

Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 15
Ballarat, Victoria
In our family for 4 generations, the homestead on our property Galwiji (made up by combining the names of 4 brothers Gordon, Alan, William and Jim) will give you a delightful taste of Australian rural life.

It's spacious (25 squares) - there are beds for 15 and even a lawn for camping if your group's a bit bigger and you want to rough it a bit :) It's also very comfortable for small groups or even just a couple on a romantic getaway.

Although there are many recent reviews for Galwiji on Trip Advisor / Holiday Lettings, their booking system can be challenging to use.

To make up for that, we guarantee to beat any price you will find by 5% if you come directly to us via our own site (which can be found by putting our name, Galwiji Homestead, into any internet search engine).

Galwiji is 8 minutes' drive to shops, 18 m...
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Listing #HL295396
About the Owner
Malcolm P
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2012
Interaction with guests
We live offsite, but we will be there to greet you when you check-in and check-out. You will have the entire Homestead at your disposal, but there maybe other guests camping on the farm (at least 2 km away) and of course farm work going on on a regular basis. Farm workers will do their best to keep away from the Homestead and to keep noise to a minimum. Either Bill and Ann Pryor, Bev our wonderful property manager, or Malcolm Pryor will be available by phone to you during your stay should you have any questions. On check-in, we will give you a quick guided tour as well as ask you to read and sign our orientation guide and provide us with some photo I.D.
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 4 days ago


Date of stay: January 2019
Malcolm P, VR Owner at Galwiji Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago


A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile


Date of stay: December 2018
Malcolm P, VR Owner at Galwiji Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2018


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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Drysdale, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2018


Date of stay: November 2018
Malcolm P, VR Owner at Galwiji Homestead, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2018


  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (12)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (12)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Sofa Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
Please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions found on our website, which you can access via a web search on our name: Galwiji Homestead.
    2 Full baths
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    3 Twins
    1 Bunk
    2 Sofas
    3 Fulls
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Please contact the manager for complete rate information.
  • Damage Deposit: R 4 926 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Up to 2 adults and their linen are included in the tariff.

Extra people are $20/night (adults) & $15/night (children).

You can BYO linen or it's $15 per person if we provide it.

Checkin time = 2:00 PM
Checkout time = 10:00 AM

Extras (can be ordered after booking is confirmed):

Internet, Heating, and late departure. Please enquire!

Mandatory Costs:

Cleaning Fee $95 per stay

Security Deposit (Previously known as bond) $500
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About the neighbourhood
Melbourne is Australia's 2nd largest city and will soon overtake Sydney in size. It combines a peaceful multicultural vibe with the best in sporting and cultural events. The season runs from April - September and the biggest ground (the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which seats more than one hundred thousand, hosts weekly games. It's also the home of the greatest sport in the world, Australian Rules Football. Let us know if you'd like tickets into the members' stand. We are usually also able to get tickets for the Boxing Day Cricket Test.
Getting around
You will need a car, as Galwiji is 3 km from the Midland Highway (between Geelong and Ballarat) down a well-made road that's dirt for the last 2 km.

The nearest public transport is in Buninyong, where the bus will take you to Ballarat Railway Station from where you can catch the train to Melbourne or Ararat.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Melbourne Tullamarine: 80.0 km
Railway: Ballarat: 22.0 km
Ferry: Geelong: 70.0 km
Email us for directions on how to get to Galwiji Homestead. Some GPSs don't get you there reliably...

Also, the last 2 kilometres of your journey will be on a well graded, well drained gravel road. FYI, it may be necessary to tell you car hire company that you will be travelling on a road such as this.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 92.0 km.
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