Coolart Homestead


Coolart Homestead

Coolart Homestead is a magnificent late Victorian mansion situated on the shores of Westernport. In the superb grounds are ever-changing wetlands that you can view from the observatory, and a lagoon where thousands of Australian white ibis nest every year.

Explore the old out buildings and imagine what life was like when you had to make your own butter.

Stroll through the beautiful gardens and discover unusual exotic plants or to the beach for views of Phillip Island and Westernport.

In 1895, Frederick Sheppard Grimwade bought the estate and built the imposing homestead as the family's country retreat. Between 1907 and 1937 Coolart was held at different times by Thomas Armstrong, James Balmain and John Sylvester Feehan.

The late Tom Luxton purchased the property in 1937 and immediately had the property declared a sanctuary for native wildlife and embarked upon a program of habitat development.

Opening Hours:

Coolart is open 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily except Christmas Day, New Years Day and Good Friday. Access is via Lord Somers Road, Somers.

 
Lord Somers Rd,  Somers Victoria 3927 | View Map
 Telephone: Freecall: 131 963


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