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Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve

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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
Melbourne, Australia
Return Visit Still Worthwhile

This is a park, wetlands and a historic house built by Frederick Grimwade in 1895 and gives a... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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9 Jan 2018
“Lovely day out. Walking the grounds & Homestead”
5 Jan 2018
“Return Visit Still Worthwhile”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Somers, Victoria 3927, Australia
+61 13 19 63
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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

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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
Reviewed 29 December 2016

I used to come to this place as a kid. Back then it was well cared for, vibrant and an interesting place to see birds and learn about them. Now it is looking run down, the wetlands are clogged up with muck, nesting stations are...More

1  Thank JAOXON
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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