Historical Sights & Sounds


Local places of historical importance including locations, events, festival, open days, re-enactments and rallies.


 ◉ Barwon Grange

Barwon Grange is a place in an elegant early Victorian suburban villa built for upper middle class merchant, property financier and banker, Jonathan Porter OBrien. This property captures and conserves a particular interval of | Read More..

 ◉ Barwon Park Mansion

Imposing bluestone mansion built in the 1860s for Thomas Austin, its first owner. The property comprised 12,000 hectares, and was noted for its sheep and horses. Barwon Park was built by Thomas Austin, and completed in 1871. A | Read More..

 ◉ Barwon Park Mansion | Open
Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Barwon Park was built by Thomas Austin, and completed in 1871. A magnificent building which has had much restoration work, it is open to visitors twice a week and well worth a visit. Open Wednesday and Sunday, 11am to 4pm, J | Read More..

 ◉ Cape Otway Lighthouse

Cape Otway Lightstation is the oldest, surviving lighthouse in mainland Australia. The light, which has been in continuous operation since 1848, is perched on towering sea cliffs where Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean collide | Read More..

 ◉ Cunningham Pier

The historic Cunningham Pier in Geelong was constructed in the 1900s by the Geelong and Melbourne Railway company. Cunningham Pier is an iconic structure opening in the mid 1850s, the pier was a vital part of our port with rai | Read More..

 ◉ HM Prison Geelong

The Old Geelong Gaol, formerly a high security prison, remains much the same as when it ceased operation in July 1991. The basalt (locally known as bluestone) walls and masonary together with the finely laid brickwork are amon | Read More..

 ◉ HM Prison Geelong | Open
Every Saturday, Sunday

The Old Geelong Gaol formerly a high security prison remains much the same as when it ceased operation in July 1991. Open to the public each Saturday and Sunday school holidays and public holidays Closed Christmas Day Boxing | Read More..

 ◉ HMAS Goorangai Commemoration Service 2018
Date: 18th of November 2018

Sunday 18th November 2018 | The HMAS Goorangai Commemoration Service is held each year on the Sunday nearest to the anniversary. This annual service commemorates the sinking of the Minesweeper HMAS Goorangai in Port Phillip on | Read More..

 ◉ Osborne House

Osborne House was built in 1858 for the squatter Robert Muirhead [died 1862] and his wife Mary [nee Adams died 1863]. Osborne House has had a number of owners and an interesting history. 1865-73 - Leased by John Lang Currie | Read More..

 ◉ Pirra Homestead

Pirra Mansion, the elegant old lady of Lara. Pirra Mansion has a rich and colourful past - and now, thanks to a major restoration and renovation project by Bisinella Developments, this iconic heritage property can look forward | Read More..

 ◉ Point Cook Homestead

The Point Cook Homestead is a magnificent bayside heritage property on 25-acres, with fabulous country and city views. Services offered: -:- B&B accomodation -:- Bridal suite accommodation -:- Cafe -:- Functions/Weddings | Read More..

 ◉ The Heights Heritage House and Garden

Prefabricated in Hamburg, Germany, the Heights was erected in 1854 and is the largest dwelling of its kind in Victoria. Owned by three generations of the one family; bequeathed to the National Trust in 1975. Stables, water t | Read More..

 ◉ The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attractio | Read More..