Olivewood Historic Homestead & Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Historic Olivewood Estate Homestead, the original home of Canadian Charles Chaffey, who with his brothers George and William established the Renmark and Mildura Irrigation Colonies.

This State Heritage listed home was built from Murray pine logs using the drop slot system in 1889, it is set in spacious grounds, with a spectacular palm lined drive. The homestead now displays items of the period, and is the hub of our museum complex.

Entering through the Charles Chaffey Centre, you will view many displays including printing machines, photographic equipment, a 1926 Garford fire engine and other reminders of Renmark’s development.

A replica of the olive crusher can be seen beside the original olive oil processing building, which houses varied historical items.

The packing shed c1890 displays a collection of equipment which was used in the fruit industry and other varied memorabilia.

Tractors and other implements, some restored, are throughout the complex.

There is an orange orchard, and an olive grove of approximately 90 trees planted in 1890.

Sales of olive oil, other souvenirs and books are available.

Visit and spend as much time as you find it interesting.

Tours, Lunch, Morning and Afternoon teas, by arrangement
Tea and Coffee is available.


Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Lawn / Gardens Pet Friendly Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association National Trust Visitor Information Centre


COVID Safe National Trust


From AU$5.00

Adult $7,
Concession $5,
Student $3,
Family $15,
Groups $5 per person.

Prices subject to change, correct at publication

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Historic Olivewood Estate Homestead built 1889 for Charles Chaffey and family now the hub of complex

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