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Greenmount Homestead
Walkerston, Mackay Area

Admission Costs and Entry Information

07 4957 1787
mcc@mackay.qld.gov.au
www.mackay.qld.gov.au

Description

Take a step back in time at the historic Greenmount Homestead. Developed by Albert Cook on the cattle run first taken up by Mackay pioneer Captain John Mackay, Greenmount was gifted to the city by the Cook family in 1983 and is held in trust by Mackay Regional Council.

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After careful restoration, the former farm is Mackay's most valued heritage attraction and a popular destination for visitors and locals alike.

Take a tour and explore the wonderful grounds which feature a formal front garden, fernery, arbour and selection of exotic trees. The grounds also contain a number of buildings including the 1915 Queenslander homestead. Stroll through the homestead and gain insight into the Cooks family life and how they lived and browse the collection of over 20,000 historical items. Quite unique is that tours of the homestead are sometimes conducted by a living legacy to the past, Gloria Arrow who was the housekeeper for Tom and Dorothy Cook since she was 17 years old and remains as caretaker and tour guide of Greenmount..

Experience a fascinating journey back in time at Greenmount - the perfect location for a family picnic or a quiet cup of tea on a sunny day.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet
  • Visitor Information Centre
    Visitor Information Centre

Other Information

Children:
Children are welcome and school groups are encouraged to visit the Homestead.

Disabled:
Disabled access is available including a lift to the Homestead and limited pathway to the resource/visitor centre.

How To Get There:
Travel from Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway to Walkertson and Greenmount Homestead is located about five kilometres west of Walkertson.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid FromInclusions
Adult$6.00   26 Oct 12 - 30 Jun 13    
Child
(Aged 4-14)
$2.00   26 Oct 12 - 30 Jun 13    
Concession$4.00   26 Oct 12 - 30 Jun 13    
Student$2.00   26 Oct 12 - 30 Jun 13    

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Greenmount Homestead - Print Brochure
Map of Greenmount Homestead
Greenmount Road
Walkerston
Queensland 4741 Australia

Contact Details

07 4957 1787

 

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