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Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve

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Perfect for a picnic on a fine day away from the Peninsula crowds

The grassy, open and shaded spaces, the free bbq's, the picnic tables and the quiet make this a... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Martyn B
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Melbourne, Australia
Lovely day out. Walking the grounds & Homestead

Nice day out walking around the wetlands, Gardens and checking out the old buildings around the... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
josjangle
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 Oct 2018
“Perfect for a picnic on a fine day away from the Peninsula crowds”
9 Jan 2018
“Lovely day out. Walking the grounds & Homestead”
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Somers, Victoria 3927, Australia
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+61 13 19 63
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our monthly bus trip was certainly a surprise,on reflection a total surprise.The drive onto the property gave us no indication of what was in store. Immaculately kept garden and peeping through the trees the absolutely magnificent Homestead.The picnic/barbecue facilities were ideal for large or small...More

2  Thank Catie L
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

My wife and I checked out Coolart Homestead and Wetland, primarily for the Woodland Walk. To our surprise, the Coolart Homestead was free; a wonderful old house. The Woodland Walk through the wetlands was *not* marked well, if at all. My mobile didn't have a...More

2  Thank ADruzba
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

The grassy, open and shaded spaces, the free bbq's, the picnic tables and the quiet make this a great place for a lunch stop while touring the Peninsula. There's lots to do if you want (walks, viewing the historic homestead, bird watching ....) but it...More

Thank Martyn B
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our monthly bus trip was certainly a surprise,on reflection a total surprise.The drive onto the property gave us no indication of what was in store. Immaculately kept garden and peeping through the trees the absolutely magnificent Homestead.The picnic/barbecue facilities were ideal for large or small...More

2  Thank Catie L
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

No puppies allowed though A beautifully scenic walk amongst an old house. A lovely place that needs more funding to patch up the interior.

1  Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 9 February 2018

What a surprise. There's a lovely old homestead to visit here with nice shady gardens ideal for a picnic on a hot day As well there are huge Wetlands where you can wander around defined paths There are rangers on site to give help/directions Free...More

1  Thank Denise L
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Nice day out walking around the wetlands, Gardens and checking out the old buildings around the homestead. also looking in the old homestead.

1  Thank josjangle
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a park, wetlands and a historic house built by Frederick Grimwade in 1895 and gives a good feel to how the rich lived back then in a well maintained house and gardens. The historic house is only open to public on weekdays from...More

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Great service from ranger on duty, very helpful and informative. Lovely old mansion and amazing bird watching.

1  Thank SunnyThunderbolt
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The homestead was built in in 1895 by Frederick Grimwade who was a partner in a pharmaceutical and chemical company called Drug Houses of Australia. In 1937 Tom Luxton bought the place and it became a wild life refuge. It is located in Somers and...More

2  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 25 February 2017

With its immaculate gardens, informative and interesting information centre, helpful and friendly Rangers/staff and many varied walking trails, Coolart is not a place to miss visiting. I particularly enjoy the bird watching area.The circa 1800 centaury Homestead is amazing. Visit often, on occasion art exhibitions...More

Thank Danielle J
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've been to Coolart quite a few times, and it's always lovely. Highly recommend a visit, bring a picnic rug and enjoy the atmosphere.

1  Thank Marie-Claire T
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Frank A
9 November 2018|
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Response from Martyn B | Reviewed this property |
No, but there's a very friendly cafe / take-away/ almost historical site nearby at Somers at 'The Store Cafe' - perhaps about 5 minutes away by car.
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moyahutchison
12 July 2017|
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Response from Danielle J | Reviewed this property |
Ps: moyahutchison, you'd need to phone Parks Victoria to check if it's open before you go. I've pasted all the details below, which includes the phone number for Parks Victoria. Enjoy :-) Opening hours Coolart wetlands... More
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