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Hopkins River Homestead

Hopkins River Homestead
10 4 2 4
104 Tooram Road Allansford Victoria 3277

Enjoy the serenity and tranquillity of this reproduction federation homestead overlooking the historic Hopkins River. This grand home has years of history and many stories within its walls. It has old world charm with the modern comforts of today’s living including unlimited NBN WiFi, plus all linen and towels supplied. The kitchen is impressive with a huge 5 burner gas stove, oven and coffee machine. Don’t worry after doing a big cook up as there’s a powerful dishwasher to take care of the washing up.

It is located at the end of the Great Ocean Road within minutes of Warrnambool, beaches, whale viewing, and 30 minutes from the 12 Apostles coastal park. Situated on 10 acres with 4 spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms it is the perfect family retreat, offering well-appointed accommodation for up to 10 guests. All rooms capture the true essence of the surrounding nature.

Enjoy being warmed by the open fire in the two living areas, just don't forget to bring some marshmallows to enjoy. There is also air conditioning and ceiling fans in the living area plus oil heaters in each room. Take your relaxation to the next level with enjoying a spa bath, perhaps with a glass of champagne.  

Relax on the verandah and observe the activities of our resident platypus colony, or perhaps try a spot of fishing by the river, without even leaving the home.

Don't miss the chance to explore Warnambool's beautiful parks and beaches along with one of the many bike and walking trails, for every age and ability. Bring your bikes and circle Lake Pertobe, check out the views along the Promenade linking to the historic breakwater or ride to the whale nursery at Logans Beach. It's a cyclist's paradise!

Renovating, relocating, between house sales? We would welcome you for stays of up to 3 months. Ask us about our monthly rates and cleaning services.


Nespresso Breville Creatista Plus coffee machine, air conditioning and oil heaters, ceiling fans. Sa bath, full laundry with washing machine and clothes dryer, iron and ironing board. Flat screen Smart TV, DVD Player, CD Player, double lock up garage, barbecue, hairdryer.

Smoking is permitted in the outside area but is strictly not allowed inside the house.


Bedroom Configuration. Linen and Towels supplied 

Bedroom 1 – Queen Bed

Bedroom 2 – Queen Bed  

Bedroom 3 – Two singles

Bedroom 4 – Double sofa bed and 2 trundle beds on request

Please request the following items to hire prior to your stay

  • A porta cot and high chair: no charge but you must supply your own linen for the portacot.

Bathroom Configuration

Bathroom 1 – Spa bath, shower and Toilet             

Bathroom 2 – Shower and Toilet

Public Transport

You can get to Warrnambool from Melbourne via V/Line at Southern Cross Train Station, it takes 3.5 hours. Warrnambool Train station is 13km, 14min drive from Hopkins River Homestead.


  • Horse riding - Enjoy a trail ride along the beach in Warrnambool with Rundell's Mahogany Trail Rides
  • Warrnambool golf club –Play a round of golf and enjoy a refreshing ale afterwards. Rated among Australia’s top 100 by Golf Digest.
  • Tower Hill Reserve –A scenic 20 minute drive that you must take to see this spot of paradise which is perfect for all ages. This reserve is nestled in a dormant volcano and nowadays is a beautiful haven for wildlife. The lakes and wetlands encourage many species of water birds to come and play.
  • The Worn Gundidj Visitor Centre is worth checking out as it features cultural displays and locally-produced authentic Aboriginal Products.
  • Cheese World - Home of the famous Warrnambool Cheese and Butter (WCB) Company. WCB have been making high quality dairy products for over 120 years so make sure you visit Cheese World in Allansford for free tastings and to step back in time.
  • Hopkins Falls – Pack a picnic and use the table and chairs on site and there are also toilets on site. There is a very short walk down to a viewing area at the base of the falls so perfect for the little ones.
  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village by day and Shipwrecked! Sound and Laser Show by night - Imagine Sovereign Hill but with ships only 10 minutes away.
  • Fishing: Warrnambool has a broad range of recreational fishing opportunities ranging from freshwater fishing in the lakes and rivers to estuarine and saltwater fishing in the bays, inlets and ocean.
  • The Warrnambool Racing Club:  country Victoria’s leading racing club, playing host to 20 days of racing action throughout the year.The number of people in Warrnambool double during the world renowned Tab corp May Racing Carnival.

Security Deposit and Guest Information
Please note we will deduct $500 from your credit card 10 days prior to your arrival. This will then be returned upon inspection of the property after your departure. If we need to make a claim against your security deposit it covers an amount up to $1000, which may include but is not limited to the following: 
Excess cleaning fees, Excess laundering fees (inc. sleeping directly on to doonas, pillows, mattresses), Dirty BBQ, Excess garbage removal, Damage or breakages at the property, Loss of keys or scanners and Late check-out. Our rates are based on twin share. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed in advance. Please include all adults and children in your enquiry. If you have babies please advise their ages also.

Please note guests under the age of 24 must travel with a guest of 24 years of age or older. Guests are required to be at least 24 years of age to stay in our property on their own. Unless prior approval is given, guests not conforming to this policy, will result in Rejuvenate Stays denying access to the property and no refunds will be provided. We are happy to consider making exceptions so please contact us if you don't fall within our age restrictions but would love to stay.



Cynthia says:
Aug 2021
Our stay was very relaxing at Hopkins River, we loved the large beautiful house, which was in immaculate condition and with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay. The place was spotless! The views onto the river were stunning especially for sunrise. I would highly recommend staying here, it is a short drive to Logan’s beach where you can say hi to the whales.
Marissa says:
Apr 2021
My family had a great stay during Easter 2021. The Homestead is a great place for an Easter hunt. The property is very relaxing, and quiet. Plenty to do and see. We enjoyed fishing and swimming in the river. As well as plenty of walks both on the property itself and locally in the town (Allansford) where the homestead is located. We also enjoyed a night at Premier Speedway. The Speedway is literally 2 minutes drive from the property. We had a fabulous time and plan to return in the not too distant future.
Cath says:
Mar 2021
Home from home. Peaceful and helpful hosts when there was a problem
Gary says:
Jan 2021
Such a great location and house if you want a holiday that’s a bit different but still close to Warrnambool, which has so much to do whilst you’re there too. The river is right on the property edge, so it’s a very nice ambiance for brekky on the balcony and bbq for dinner. Also, we enjoyed fishing, river swimming and floating (take a dinghy), there’s a swing rope into the river up to the left of the house along the road which the kids loved! It reminded us parents of Tom Sawyer. The house is plenty big enough for two families. We loved it!
Marcus says:
Jan 2021
Had a fantastic time. House was perfect for 2 families. Couldn’t have asked for a better place!'House was perfect, thank you
Nicolette says:
Dec 2020
Very clean, quite location, warm beds and stand up fans provided for bedrooms when weather hot. Great Fire and plenty of wood for when weather turned cold. Able to dry clothes in front of fire very quickly. Plenty of reading material for range of interests. Boys found the treehouse and rope swing into river after advice from local plumber and spent 2 enjoyable afternoons playing with this.
Soner says:
Dec 2020
Perfect place for large families, the best place for relaxing we would like to yo back again, thank you so much. Super enjoyable weekend vacation we would like to go back again.
Jason says:
Jul 2020
What a lovely location and stunning surrounds. Relax each morning and evening on the full wrap-around deck and then light one or both of the fires. Very well appointed throughout including just about every method for making coffee. Huge kitchen, large spacious living rooms and great sized bedrooms. We stayed for four nights in July and could not have been more comfortable. Would certainly return again.
Sarah says:
Jul 2020
We had an amazing time at Hopkins River. The photos of the house don’t do its size justice, the place is huge and absolutely stunning. The decking is a gorgeous place to sit unwind and watch the river, the lock-up garage has a table tennis set, allowing for hours of family fun and we had fun spotting bunnies and wildlife with the kids on our daily dusk walks. There was plenty of room for our group of 7 and the house catered well for all three generations; 4 & 6-year-old, 40 somethings and our parents. The kitchen is huge and has a great butlers pantry so we were able to stock up and cook our own food and the BBQ worked a treat. We loved every moment of our 5-night stay and will be back for sure!
Kunal says:
Jan 2020
Nice private getaway.
Billy says:
Jan 2020
Perfect house for a rural retreat. Amazing setting with the river behind and nearby to the beach and towns for shops etc. House was clean and well equipped. All the family loved it and had the best holiday, thanks to Rejuvenate for being helpful throughout.
Tran says:
Jun 2017
Overall the property is more than expected specially the size of the house and the surrounding
Scott says:
Apr 2017
Hopkins River Homestead is a beautiful spot. Right on the banks of a river, and the accommodation was spacious and very well appointed. Thanks for a great stay.
Yontem says:
Apr 2017
A very picturesque property, in a peaceful location. It had everything we needed at the house, rooms were of great size, clean and tidy. We really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend this place.
Dana says:
Pre Jan 2017
Clean, bright, lovely property in a quiet location.
Christina Lin says:
Pre Jan 2017
"Thank you for granting us the late check out. We hope to come back to it again. Thank you for such a wonderful, well-kept and clean house to come to rejuvenate, thus fulfilling your name, Rejuvenate Stays. I'll recommend Hopkins River Homestead to my family & friends when they travel this way. Thanks again."
Shaji & family says:
Pre Jan 2017
"We really enjoyed the stay at the great homestead. Looking forward to coming for another stay as this one was very short. Thanks again. "
Rae says:
Pre Jan 2017
"Thank you very much, we had such a relaxing time. The house is beautiful. Will be staying again in the near future."
Schutte says:
Pre Jan 2017
It is an excellent venue and served us very well
Girt says:
Pre Jan 2017
This classic, iconic and beautifully detailed Australian home is amazing. The situation too is near perfect, While being 10 minutes to Warrnambool City centre, the beach, 5 to supermarkets, fuel & little necessities. you feel as though the town could be a world away, while sitting on the verandah looking over the river, watching swans, herons and ducks splash about. There is nothing to fault, nothing.. comfortable beds, perfectly clean, all the little details.
Helen says:
Pre Jan 2017
"We are so happy we booked in this house! It is a very clean and very beautiful house! Even have toys and books for kids to play! And we all enjoy the big land and the countryside living style there! We hope we will have opportunity to stay there once again! Thank you Lisa! From Helen"
Zoran says:
Pre Jan 2017
Amazing place in an amazing setting. I'm sure we will be back one day.
Fiona says:
Pre Jan 2017
Really beautiful house in a wonderful location. It was everything we hoped for and more (= cows & river) and we will def be back. One of the best I've stayed in.

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