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Greenmount Homestead

Greenmount Road | Walkerston, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4959 2250
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Beautifully restored homestead with alot of historic peices through out. Following the family who... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Mackay, Australia
overseas visitor

Very friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful to see so much history before our eyes that we could... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Laura W
via mobile
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Greenmount Road | Walkerston, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4959 2250
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Beautifully restored homestead with alot of historic peices through out. Following the family who built the homestead with their old furniture toys etc. The kitchen hand still resides in the homestead.

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful to see so much history before our eyes that we could talk to the children about. Their grandmother really enjoyed it and recognised so many items from her own childhood. Places like this which are authentic and real are...More

1  Thank Laura W
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

As soon as you drive up this long drive way. You feel a sense of peace and love. The home is a wonderful tribute to the life that was. young children will lean how life was with no mobiles or Internet. The house is lovingly...More

1  Thank Verena47
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is an amazing homestead full of original family personal posessions. To learn about the old craft of water divining and read Mr Albert Cooks book is amazing. Meeting Gloria and talking to her about her life with the cook family was marvellous and she...More

1  Thank reppanr
Reviewed 13 October 2016

It is great to step back in time, the volunteers do a fantastic job. The gardens are amazing. It would be great it the council could restore some of the old buildings so it is there for many generations to come.

1  Thank emmsy1111
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Beautiful old homestead build in 1915, home to Albert and Vida Cook with a view to the Pleystowe mill. The home remains intact with all the old furniture and china just as the Cook's left it when they moved on. Live in housemaid Gloria still...More

1  Thank habanachooky
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Greenmount Homestead is an interesting place to visit. It was developed by a Mr Albert Cook on the cattle run first taken up by Captain John Mackay, after whom Mackay city is named. It was given to the city by the Cook Family in 1984....More

1  Thank muma-travel
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This I s a credit to the keepers of the past history of Mackay. beautiful old home lovingly maintained and beautiful gardens.

1  Thank Alanna52
Reviewed 29 July 2016

We checked out the Greenmount Homestead a few weeks ago as part of our drive around Australia. It was very interesting to see the grounds and the historical building as well as hearing the stories from the people who actually worked here back in the...More

1  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 9 June 2016

You could quickly make your way around the homestead yourself within half an hour... or you could spend hours listening to Gloria reminisce about her time as a housekeeper for the Cooks at Greenmount Homestead, where she still lives today. What a great experience

1  Thank TarinWanderluster
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