19th century bluestone shearing shed
Eynesbury VIC 3338, Australia
You don’t have to travel beyond the black stump to host a sophisticated soiree in a historic country venue. This venue is a rare 19th-Century Heritage Listed bluestone shearing shed that once serviced the major pastoral estate Exford, which, at its peak, covered over 100,000 acres. This is the closest you’ll get to bush-dance country so near to Melbourne.
Built in the mid-to-late 1850s by a notable squatter, it sits on property affording panoramic views of Werribee River, Exford Reservoir, and the Toolern Creek valley. In the early 20th Century its owners included a well-known female racing motorist – and the first Australian to compete in Monte Carlo - a world-ranking polo player, and the managing director of the Swallow and Ariel Biscuit Company.