Wolston Farmhouse
Wolston Farmhouse
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Take a glimpse into Brisbane’s past… Wolston Farmhouse, Brisbane’s oldest surviving residential farmhouse, is a nineteenth-century rural gem located a short drive Northwest of the CBD. The historic landmark, previously known as Wolston House, is situated in a rural setting dating back to 1852. It was the first property to be taken care of by the National Trust of Australia (Queensland). The beauty is evident in the oldest surviving residential farmhouse in the district, capturing the ambience of a traditional rural homestead and surrounded by stunning views which stretch down to the tree-lined riverbanks. The Heritage-listed homestead has spacious verandas overlooking the lush green property and gardens. It has six rooms; each room displays a nineteenth-century rural lifestyle with artefacts such as sausage stuffers in the kitchen, silverware in the dining room, a pianola in the parlour and horsehair mattresses in the bedrooms.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jane
Gold Coast, Australia22 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
I would like to be able to review Wolston Farmhouse in a positive light but unfortunately I am unable to. We were due to visit on Saturday 26th February and, owing to the weather conditions that weekend, I phoned the day before to find out if flooding was an issue around Wacol because of the Brisbane river being so close. I was told by the manager of the property that she wasn’t expecting any problems but she would ensure someone phoned us in the morning to update us. We did NOT receive a call. So that we didn’t miss out we had no choice but to chance heading there. I phoned many times during that car ride from the Gold Coast but to no avail. When we arrived there was a ‘closed due to weather’ sign. We wasted time and money on fuel and tolls. I have approached the Wolston Farmhouse management via the National Trust email address and have not received a reply. We are very disappointed by such a poor display of communication but are not surprised because of the lack of consideration shown that day. I had checked my emails before leaving home and was again annoyed when I found out later that day that an email had been sent by them to inform us that the farmhouse was closed but it was sent so late that we had already left home. I’m sure we weren’t the only ones let down that day.
Written 6 March 2022
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Adele M
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
Very knowledgeable tour guide with great insight into the property. Pleasant high tea. On the hunt for a ruffle iron for my daughters birthday now
Written 19 February 2022
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Dazzle
Brisbane Region, Australia16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Great place to visit, so lnteresting the guide we had was lovely she was dressed in appropriate style for the era
of that time period. Unfortunately I didn't make a mental note of her name, she was very informative. We had the cream tea which was a bit pricey, but enjoyable , staff very friendly. Lovely Surrounding views peaceful except for a motorbike racing around spoiling it and probably frightening all the wildlife.
Written 24 October 2021
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Vincenzo G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Friends
Need to provide more food one scone and a coffee for $20.00 then had to pay more for other food very disappointing there is no high tea there don’t waste your time
Written 7 February 2021
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,379 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
What a delightful part of our history in such a bucolic setting. The deck where the teas are held is just so lovely and peaceful. The tea and scones are also fabulous.
The guides give an excellent tour of the homestead.
Such friendly and knowledgeable folk!
Written 15 November 2020
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rileyjade96
Brisbane, Australia39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Nice little farmhouse tucked away. I leant heaps about the property first visit. Would love to learn more though. My favourite part is the old kitchen.
Written 3 November 2019
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Judith D
Brisbane, Australia20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Had a delightful high tea at Wolston Farmhouse. What they have done to preserve that moment in time is such a credit. Thank you to the volunteers who shared their knowledge of the house. Bought back some memories!
Written 1 November 2019
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Lyn S
Nerang, Australia595 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019
Nice rural location. Well worth a couple of hours browsing the information and checking out the great range of historic furniture and items in a farmhouse of the era. The attached modern cafe doesn't blend in too well but nice to sit on the deck and have a meal or cuppa and Devonshire tea as we did. We had great service despite coming just on closing. Nothing too much trouble for the lovely waitress.
Written 6 June 2019
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Donna R
8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Definitely not a high tea. Very disappointing. We attended as a group, wish i had read the comments here before suggesting this as a place to hold a function. Facilities are poor. Food was mostly sandwiches on thick awful bread. Coffee and tea was basic and a choice of english breakfast or peppermint tea, help yourself, nothing served. There was no water or glasses on the table the table was not set nicely. For the High Tea the only thing high about it was the price.
Written 18 December 2018
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clairewilson736
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Friends
I was very disappointed with the quality of food served on sunday after paying $40pp. We left feeling hungry as there wasnt enough food for the 7 people in our group and it looked like leftovers from the day before. This was very upsetting as we were there celabrating a special birthday. We also found the cutlery to be dirty and very little attention to detail.
Written 25 June 2018
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