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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you open the front gate?

On your welcome check-in email, a mobile number that triggers the front sliding homestead gates is provided. Please dial when you approach the gate to open. Any issues please call reception at 0497 614 092.

What is the difference between staying at the Homestead and the Shearers' Quarters?

The Homestead and Shearers’ Quarters are two different accommodation options when staying at Mount William Station and are approximately 750m away from each other. The historic Homestead is our luxury accommodation with seven rooms with ensuite bathrooms. Guests staying at the Homestead have a two-course dinner every night and a cafe-style breakfast in the morning included in their stay. They are also able to use our Homestead amenities such as the tennis court, outdoor pool, golf course, and sauna. Down the road is our Shearers’ Quarters, a rustic and cozy accommodation that was once home to the shearers and workers that worked on the farm. It has since been modernized but still holds that old world charm. With eight bedrooms, three bathrooms, and shared living spaces, it is the perfect accommodation for groups looking to getaway to the countryside.

Is Mount William Station actually a working farm?

Mount William Station is still a working farm. Next door, Rob Abbott owns Mount William Charolais, and continues the family legacy of breeding the rare, white Charolais breed in Victoria. Moreover, Sybil Abbott-Burmeister runs a composite ewe flock, producing lambs for sale.

What animals will we see at Mount William Station?

At Mount William Station, we have two farm cats and 8 chickens that roam the property freely. On neighbouring properties we also have countless sheep, Charolais cows, and horses. In terms of wildlife, there are numerous birds, rabbits, kangaroos, and more to be spotted in and around the property.

Is Mount William Station kid friendly?

Yes! From playing tennis to jumping in the pool, there are an endless number of activities for kids to enjoy during your stay at Mount William Station. High chairs and cots can be made available as well.

Is Mount William Station accessible?

Yes! When booking your stay with us, please let us know your needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

What is the best way to get to Mount William Station?

You can get to Mount William Station by car, train, or helicopter. Please refer to our “Getting Here” page for more details.

Where does the name Mount William Station come from?

Mount William, the tallest peak in the Grampians, is named after King William IV. The farm used to reach the foot of Mount William so it was named Mount William Station.

What kind of events can you host?

We’d love to host whatever type of event you’re thinking of! Contact [email protected] to discuss your plans.

When is the annual Mount William Station Polo Tournament?

The polo tournament is the usually the last weekend in October each year. See our events page for current details.

What activities can we do during our time at Mount William Station?

Please see a full list of activities that can be done during your time at Mount William Station here.

How far is the nearest town?

The nearest town to Mount William Station is Ararat, which is 30 minutes by car. The town of Halls Gap is 45min drive, while Dunkeld is 35min drive.

If I book the Shearers' Quarters, can I use the pool and Homestead facilities?

If you’ve booked the Shearers’ Quarters and would like to use the Homestead facilities, please enquire at [email protected]. In general, add-ons are subject to availability and whether the homestead is hosting an event or been booked exclusively:
– Access to pool, tennis court, and sauna: $50 pp
– Two course gourmet set dinner at the Homestead: $90 pp
– Three course gourmet set dinner at the Homestead: $100 pp
– Hiking Lunch Packs: $35 pp

Is there a fridge in the Homestead or Shearers' Quarters?

In the Homestead, the fridge in the kitchen may be used to store your items. Please give your items to a member of our staff to put in the fridge for you. The Shearers Quarters has two fridges. A food and drinks fridge.

Are there any hikes on the property? What are best hikes nearby?

On the property, guests are encouraged to walk down to Lake Anne for an easy track. In the nearby Grampians National Park, there are several hikes – please see a list of our staff favourites here.

Is dinner and breakfast included in the room rate?

When you book a room in the Homestead directly with us, a two-course dinner and cafe-style breakfast is included. Dessert can be added on at $20 pp. Please let us know if any dietary requirements at least 72 hours before your stay.

Is there a set menu for dinner?

Yes, our chefs serve a two or three course set dinner menu that is inspired by the local, seasonal ingredients. No two nights are ever the same so guests can expect a range of dishes that showcase the best of the Grampians.

What are the breakfast and dinner times?

Breakfast is from 8:30 – 10:00 AM and dinner is communal dining at 7 PM.

Can I rent the property for exclusive use?

Yes, the property can be rented out for exclusive use. Please book online or inquire at [email protected]

When is check in / check out?

Check in is at 3 PM and check out is at 10 AM.

Can I bring a pet?

Pets are not allowed on the property due to the livestock.

What lunch options do you have available?

Lunch can be pre-arranged when you make your booking. From poolside charcuterie boards to hiking lunch packs, we can customize your lunch to fit your plans. Please pre-arrange your lunch at least 72 hours before your arrival at [email protected]

Is there wifi on the property?

Yes, there is wifi on the property. However, reception can be spotty depending on which network you are with.

Do you offer horseback riding?

No, we do not offer horseback riding. However, horseback riding is offered by Grampians Horse Riding Center in the Wartook Valley region of the Grampians National Park

What are you staff hours?

Our staff work from approximately 8 AM to 10 PM. If you should require assistance and cannot find a staff member on-site, please call our reception line at 0497 614 092.

Is coffee and tea available?

Tea and coffee is available at the self-service station in the Homestead kitchen. During breakfast hours, barista made coffee is available.

Do you have equipment for tennis and golf?

Yes! We have tennis rackets and balls, and gold clubs and balls for guests to use on the property. We also have a variety of lawn games, such as Finksa, as well.

Is there a bar available on site?

For events, we have the Bluestone Stables Bar that is full equipped with cold drink storage, kegs, and other bar amenities.

For individual guests staying at the Homestead, we have a honesty bar system in place. Simply find the drinks fridge in the Rhino Room and scan the QR code to purchase your drinks before enjoying.

Are there heaters and/or fans in the rooms?

Yes, the Homestead stays cool in the summers and we run the fireplaces during the winter. Additional heaters and fans are also available upon request.