24 Oct 2021 Quarterly Event
Martindale Hall, Mintaro is one of the most outstanding of Australia’s great historic homesteads. While many pastoralists of the late nineteenth century built ‘instant palaces’ to cement their social standing, few achieved the vision of classical perfection Edmund Bowman did when he built Martindale in 1879. Praised for its excellent workmanship, and innovative modern comforts, it’s a complete, comparatively intact and stunning experience.
Practicalities: come via your own transport, we will meet in the Hall foyer which opens at 10.00 for a 11.00 am start. The tour will last approximately 1.5 hours. You will have the rest of the day to explore the Clare Valley region, taking in the wineries, pubs, and tourist attractions of Mintaro, Auburn, Clare, Burra and Sevenhill. There’s also the ‘Magpie and Stump’ pub in Mintaro, about 5 mins away from the Hall which does lovely lunches and has a great wine list. Mr Mick’s in Clare is also nice.
Please note: No bags other than for medical reasons are allowed inside Martindale Hall, a small purse and mobile phones are okay.
Martindale is closed on extreme weather warning days. (Contact me for information on date reschedule).
Children under 5 free.
24 Oct 2021