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Coolart - Mel Amy Photography

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Once Upon a Time - Mel Amy Photography

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Great Cormorant

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Antechinus stuartii

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Threskiornis molucca

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Porphyrio porphyrio

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Anas rhynchotis

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Anas superciliosa

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Anas gracilis

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Anas castanea

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Birds

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Bird Watching

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Homestead

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Garden

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Home Creek

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Coolart

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Bird viewing building

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Wetlands

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The Coolart gardens (photo: Kim Cott)

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The Coolart gardens (photo: Kim Cott)

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the Herb Garden (photo: Kim Cott)

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The shearing sheds (photo: Kim Cott)

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The stables and coach-house (photo: Kim Cott)

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The Coolart Homestead (photo: Kim Cott)

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The foyer of the homestead (photo: Kim Cott)

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The Grimwade Room in the homestead (photo: Kim Cott)

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View of the Buttery and Meat house from the verandah of the homestead (photo: Kim Cott)

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The Barracks, built in the 1860s (photo: Kim Cott)

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Australian White Ibis on the Luxton Lagoon, viewed from the Minsmere Hide (photo: Kim Cott)

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View of the wetlands from the bird hide (photo: Kim Cott)

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The Luxton Lagoon (photo: Kim Cott)

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Rose garden

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Golden foliage in Autumn

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The gardens

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Anemones

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Pleasant spot for lunch

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Coolart homestead

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Coolart lagoon

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Birds in Coolart lagoon

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Coolart Homestead

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Location: Coolart Homestead

Add change of condition

Change of conditions

  • The homestead, visitor centre and wetlands observatory will be closed to the public from Thursday 25 to Friday 26 December 2014 inclusive and Saturday 7 February 2015. All other recreation facilities remain available for use during this time including toilets, picnic area and barbecues, formal gardens, the farmyard and displays, woodland and wetland walks and bird hides. at Coolart Historic Area
    Friday 19 December, 2014 |
  • The historic stables area is closed until further notice. at Coolart Historic Area
    Tuesday 7 May, 2013 |
Barbeque
Bird watching
Picnicking
Short walk
Sight-seeing

Coolart’s historic mansion is set in a delightful garden with wetlands, woodlands and pasture nearby. Paths take you to the beach, lagoon and wetlands.

Opening hours

Coolart wetlands, bird hides, gardens and picnic/bbq areas are open daily from 9am to 5pm. Visitors are advised to call 13 1963 before travelling to check on access to The Homestead, Wetlands Observatory (including audio-visual) and Visitor Centre as opening hours vary for these buildings and seasonal closures apply. 

Aboriginal Traditional Owners

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. Further information is available from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria AAV and Native Title Services Victoria

Popular things to do

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Coolart Homestead

Explore the old out buildings and imagine what life was like when you had to make your own butter. Stroll…

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Birdwatching

Coolart is a wonderful place for bird watching and its diversity of habitats means that you might see over 60…

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Walks

There are a series of walking tracks throughout the park which allow you to explore coastal woodlands, wetland areas, artificial…

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Picnic

The Homestead lawns are the perfect location for a leisurely picnic or if you prefer, free electric barbeques are available…

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Explore the gardens

Coolart’s gardens were designed in 1938 for Tom and Gertrude Luxton by David Mathews the curator of Footscray Gardens. Trees…

Visitor experiences

Facilities Summary

  • Bird hides
  • Electric/Gas BBQ
  • Information Shelter
  • Toilet
  • Gravel carpark

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Science In The Park

5 Jan 2015 10:12am - 9 Jan 2015 1:03pm

Monash University PrimeSCI Science Workshops for grades 3/4 10am-12pm; and grades 5/6 1pm-3pm. Australian Biodiversity, Freshwater Habitats, Secret Life of Plants, Forces of Nature.

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Shakespeare in the Park

10 Jan 2015 4:00pm-6:00pm

OZACT presents 'As You Like It' Shakespeare's enthralling 'exploration of love' performed in the beautiful gardens of Coolart. BYO picnic and a blanket to sit on. Bring along your loved ones too.

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Shakespeare in the Park

11 Jan 2015 4:00pm-6:00pm

OZACT present 'As You Like It' in the lovely garden at Coolart. Shakespeare's enthralling 'exploration of love', set in court and country, a tumultuous journey of deception and desire, rivalry and romance, pathos and a parade of wit.

Park Statistics

Established

June 1997

Area

87.5ha

Contact information

Call Parks Victoria on 13 1963

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