Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Grampians National Park, Mount William Station stands as a testament to time, history, and a profound connection with nature. Originally established in 1842 and resiliently rebuilt in 1920 after a devastating fire, this exclusive retreat has been sought after by society’s most discerning guests. It’s a place where the resounding toll of the 10 am bell signalled morning tea, where afternoons unfolded in spirited tennis matches and tranquil strolls amidst immaculate rose gardens, and where nights shimmered with captivating dances in the grand ballroom.
The property’s rich farming heritage is still evident today, with a working stud and prime lambing farm showcasing a vibrant mix of Charolais cattle and sheep. And now, Mount William Station extends an exclusive invitation to a select group of riders, allowing them to explore the stunning 7,500-acre estate on horseback.
Horses hold a special place at Mount William Station, celebrated through its equestrian heritage. The estate hosts prestigious polo tournaments in both Autumn and Spring on a pristine field surrounded by majestic red gums and framed by the Grampians National Park, creating a mesmerizing backdrop for thrilling matches and unforgettable rides.
After a day in the saddle, the Homestead welcomes you with its old-world charm and unique traditions lovingly preserved. Unwind by the pool, engage in a game of tennis, or simply savor moments of serenity in the rose garden.
As the sun sets over the Grampians, gather on the terrace overlooking the pool for drinks and the finest wines from the region, accompanied by delectable local delicacies. Dinner is a culinary journey crafted from local produce and paired with exceptional regional wines.
As night falls, the campfire beckons, where you’ll share stories and laughter with newfound friends, recounting the day’s adventures. At Mount William Station, every moment is an opportunity to create stories that will echo through generations—a truly unforgettable experience in the heart of Victoria’s pastoral history.
Close your eyes and envision riding through the Grampians, surrounded by history and natural beauty, atop a magnificent horse. It’s more than a ride; it’s an immersion in the spirit of adventure, nature, and a deep connection to the past. Mount William Station offers a luxury riding weekend that promises to be an unforgettable experience.
The Mount William Luxury Riding Weekend extends a warm welcome to non-riding partners, ensuring they have a wonderful experience while their equestrian companions set off on horseback adventures.
For those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, Mount William offers a haven of relaxation. Picture yourself lounging by the pool, a classic novel in hand, surrounded by the serene beauty of the estate. If you’re feeling more active, enjoy a friendly game of tennis or take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting rose garden, where the fragrance of blossoms fills the air.
Nature enthusiasts will find solace at Lake Anne, named after the matriarch of the Mount William family. This private lake offers a unique opportunity to fish amidst abundant wetland wildlife and bird populations, creating a tranquil sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts.
Steeped in history, Mount William boasts one of Victoria’s largest woolsheds, a testament to its pastoral heritage, and a short stroll from the Homestead allows you to explore this historic gem.
For those seeking to explore beyond the property, the Grampians National Park, a heritage-listed treasure known for its Aboriginal heritage, abundant plant and animal life, and stunning natural beauty, is just a short drive away. Enjoy world-class walks, hikes, scenic drives, and encounters with kangaroos, wallabies, emus, and native birds.
And of course, there’s the allure of wine in the Grampians, with a winemaking tradition spanning over a century and a half, producing some of Australia’s finest shiraz. Armed with the ‘Grampians Wine Map,’ embark on your own wine-tasting adventure, seeking out that perfect bottle to savor, commemorating the cherished moments and memories of your stay at Mount William.
Whether seeking relaxation, adventure, or a taste of local culture, Mount William offers an array of experiences to make your stay truly exceptional. Your journey here is not just about the destination; it’s about the exquisite moments you create along the way.