The site for Victoria’s newest township is inspired. Once part of the Staughton family’s ‘Exford Run’ pastoral empire first established in 1842 and spanning 100,000 acres (40,500 hectares) at its peak, Eynesbury today comprises over 18,000 acres (7,285 hectares) of mixed-use farmland that has carried up to 30,000 head of sheep during its wool-growing past.
The magnificently restored Eynesbury Homestead, hand crafted from local bluestone almost a century and a half ago, stands testament to the property’s pioneering spirit. An array of outer buildings classified by the National Trust, including the original shearing sheds, water towers and workers cottages, all provide an enduring reminder of the property’s early settler origins.
When you wander the nature walks and ride the bike trails that will weave through the township, you’ll discover weather-beaten post-and-rail fences erected by farmhands around the time when miners were flocking to the Ballarat gold fields in the 1850s. At Eynesbury, you will be acquiring far more than a piece of land – you will own a piece of history.