The Liverpool Plains has a rich colonial history, with its agricultural roots still prominent today. The area includes many charming towns and villages, each with their individual atmosphere and attractions. Goonoo Goonoo Station sits within this area, becoming a unique destination for visitors with its close proximity to bustling Tamworth. The property has been lovingly restored and given new life. Once a busy village itself, many families have lived and worked here over the years, meaning a range of fascinating buildings still remain on site today.
“The Liverpool Plains were first discovered by European settlers after Surveyor General John Oxley (1783-1828) undertook two expeditions during 1817 and 1818… When news of rich pasture lands reached England, immigration to Australia, especially of those with pastoral aspirations, increased dramatically.”
The original wool store is now an event space and many other historical buildings have been restored under the patient and sensitive treatment of the owners. Visitors can stay in an assortment of early buildings from a gardener’s cottage to the shearer’s quarters. Every interior is layered with beautiful new furniture and fabrics, while the architectural bones of the buildings remain on show and celebrated.
The restaurant, The Glasshouse and event space, The Woolstore are highly regarded by both reviewers and the public alike. With breakfast, lunch, dinner and events catered for- all bases are covered. Of the restaurant:
“Completed in 2016, the state-of-the-art venue sits seamlessly between two re-purposed heritage buildings, with a sweeping view over the rolling hills of Goonoo Goonoo Station and the distant Liverpool Range.”
The interiors, the architecture and landscaping are thoughtful from start to finish. The fine balance between restoration and renovation has been successfully achieved in this beautiful location. Satara's indoor and outdoor furniture features prominently in this truly unique Australian venue. For more information visit http://www.goonoogoonoostation.com