Upcoming Events

October 19, 2017

Thursday Garden Tour

‘Why waste thousands of dollars on an airfare to Britain when you can see the best of an English heritage garden just one hour out of Melbourne?’  Stephen Ryan

Duneira’s heritage garden c1872 is of national significance. Our guides will lead you on a magical walk through the highlights of the garden in a one-hour walk/talk presentation that is highly informative.

Tours start at the front entrance to the house. Bring sensible walking shoes and an umbrella (and check the weather report). Parking is available at the top of drive behind the homestead.

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Start: October 19, 2017 12:15 pm
End: October 19, 2017 1:15 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $15 all tickets

October 26, 2017

Thursday House Tour with Morning Tea

Built in 1875 by Suetonius Officer, Duneira is a renovated homestead that tells the tale of its subsequent owners. Tours of this home explain the past and present activities and the vision of Stuart Stoneman. The house features an extensive library, artwork collection, Persian rugs, grand pianos and interesting period furniture. The one-hour tour starts in the loungeroom with morning tea.

Book for this event
Start: October 26, 2017 10:45 am
End: October 26, 2017 11:45 am
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $18 all tickets

Thursday Garden Tour

‘Why waste thousands of dollars on an airfare to Britain when you can see the best of an English heritage garden just one hour out of Melbourne?’  Stephen Ryan

Duneira’s heritage garden c1872 is of national significance. Our guides will lead you on a magical walk through the highlights of the garden in a one-hour walk/talk presentation that is highly informative.

Tours start at the front entrance to the house. Bring sensible walking shoes and an umbrella (and check the weather report). Parking is available at the top of drive behind the homestead.

Book for this event
Start: October 26, 2017 12:15 pm
End: October 26, 2017 1:15 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $15 all tickets

October 29, 2017

Sunday Guided House Tour

 

Built in 1875 by Suetonius Officer, Duneira is a renovated homestead that tells the tale of its subsequent owners. Tours of this home explain the past and present activities and the vision of Stuart Stoneman. The house features an extensive library, artwork collection, Persian rugs, grand pianos and interesting period furniture.

Tickets for Sunday house tours are $15 per person.

Book for this event
Start: October 29, 2017 9:45 am
End: October 29, 2017 10:45 am
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $15 all tickets

Open Garden

Bluebells along the Duneira driveway

Duneira’s stunning heritage garden (c. 1872) will be open to the public on selected days. The architecture, size and array of plants are a great tribute to Duneira’s colonial past and to the unusual climate of Mt Macedon. The garden dramatically responds to the seasons and you can view the glorious spring flowers.

Late October/early November is the prime time for the bluebell display (season permitting).

8 October 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
29 October 9.30 am to 4.00 pm
5 November 10.00 am to 4.00 pm
12 November 10.00 am to 4.00 pm

Cost $10 per adult
Kids under 16 free
No bookings required
Garden map provided
Pay cash at gate

 

Start: October 29, 2017 10:00 am
End: October 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $10 per adult, children are free

Michael McCoy’s Top 10 Gardens

Michael McCoy travels the world looking at gardens. Which, in his opinion, are the best of the best? And more importantly, why? Join us on this International photographic tour of the ten most inspiring gardens in the world, with insights into what they can teach us about garden design and gardening in Australia.

Sunday 29 October, 10.45 am
Cost $25 all tickets

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Start: October 29, 2017 10:45 am
End: October 29, 2017 11:45 am
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $25 all tickets

Garden Tour with Michael McCoy

Join ‘The Gardenist’ and Dream Gardens presenter Michael McCoy on a guided tour of the Duneira garden, following his morning lecture on the Top 10 Gardens.

Michael will show you some of the hidden treasures in the Duneira garden. Bluebells should be at their height of display at this time (season permitting).

Wear suitable shoes and meet Michael at the front entrance of Duneira.

Sunday 29 October, 12.15 pm
$20 all tickets.  

 

Book for this event
Start: October 29, 2017 12:15 pm
End: October 29, 2017 1:15 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $20 all tickets

On the Couch with David Wenham

The “On the Couch with…”series features prominent Australians and gives us a very personal and rare perspective into their lives. This friendly conversation hour begins as an interview with Duneira’s Director Jacky Ogeil and then draws the audience in to the discussion.

Famous as Faramir in Lord of the Rings and recent star in The Lion, David Wenham  has been part of the Australian screen experience since SeaChange.

He has acted across all genres; movies, television series and theatre and has now turned his hand to direction. His versatility event extends to musicals and playstations! A portrait of Denham won the Archibald Prize in 2000. Hear about his motivations and inspirations in this interview.

Sunday 29 October, 2.30 pm
Cost $25 full | $20 concession

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Start: October 29, 2017 2:30 pm
End: October 29, 2017 3:30 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $25 full | $20 concession

Women’s Mental Health lecture with Professor Jayashri Kulkarni

‘Women’s mental health: the latest and not so greatest!’

In Australia in 2007, 43 per cent of women (3.5 million) had experienced mental illness at some time in their lives. Men and women have very different patterns of mental illness and other forms of mental distress and they are exposed to different risk factors and vulnerabilities. In this presentation, Prof Kulkarni will identify different key factors impacting women’s mental health and new treatment options available.

Sunday 29 October, 4.00 pm
$25 all tickets

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Start: October 29, 2017 4:00 pm
End: October 29, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $25 all tickets

November 2, 2017

Thursday House Tour with Morning Tea

Built in 1875 by Suetonius Officer, Duneira is a renovated homestead that tells the tale of its subsequent owners. Tours of this home explain the past and present activities and the vision of Stuart Stoneman. The house features an extensive library, artwork collection, Persian rugs, grand pianos and interesting period furniture. The one-hour tour starts in the loungeroom with morning tea.

Book for this event
Start: November 2, 2017 10:45 am
End: November 2, 2017 11:45 am
Venue: Duneira
Phone: +61 3 5426 1490
Address:
Officer Lane, Mt Macedon, Victoria, 3441, Australia
Cost: $18 all tickets