'Avoca' is a heritage homestead destination or stop-over on the Darling River near the Murray-Darling Junction, Wentworth & Mildura, gateways to outback NSW.
The property is a special destination for tourists seeking peace & quiet in the sun, alongside Australia's longest river, the high banks of which are lined with massive river red gums. It is a haven for a wide variety of native birds, animals, and guests!
Day trips include Mildura, Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Mungo International Heritage Park, Pooncarie, Lake Victoria, & the Riverland towns of Renmark, Berri, Loxton, & Barmera on Lake Bonney.
It is also a handy stopover for motorists travelling to or from Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Broken Hill, Menindee or other
Your accommodation is in the well preserved heritage homestead constructed in stone & pine logs, & surrounded by acres of lawns, rose gardens, a variety of native & exotic trees, citrus grove, orchard & vegetable garden.
Beyond the complex are outbuildings of pine logs & red gum slabs. Further beyond are acres of saltbush, box trees, wild flowers & other native plants & part of a disused flood irrigation system. The river frontage stretches downstream for over 1 km.
'Avoca' was one of the first stations in the district &, in its heyday, covered 1,100 square miles. The Homestead at the 'Head Station' is only 26 km from the historic town of Wentworth, near the Murray-Darling River Junction & the Port of Wentworth which was once the busiest inland port in Australia.
The town's main event, the Annual Wentworth Cup Race Meeting is run on Melbourne Cup Day, always the first Tuesday in November, but the calendar is busy with other events & there are lots of attractions to visit.
Adults only. All meals provided. BYO Drinks.
There are 2 double rooms with Queen size beds & 1 twin room with King size single beds. The bathroom is shared.
Times for meals are determined by the guests in consultation with Barbara who does the cooking. Hosts and guests share drinks and dine together.
All guests are invited to make themselves at home during their time here. They often comment on the ambience of the property and the friendly and relaxed manner of their hosts. Barb just says: "Well, we treat guests as though they are old friends, the only difference is that the guests have to pay!"
Cottage and Jackeroos Accommodation
Self contained. Children and pets are welcome. Guests prepare and eat their meals in the original Kitchen.