Barwon Grange

25 Fernleigh Street
Newtown, Victoria, 3220

039656 9889


Barwon Grange is the only surviving example of the many fashionable river front residences built along the Barwon River for the wealthy of Geelong during the 1850s and 1860s.

It is an elegant Gothic Revival villa and is of architectural and historic importance to the state of Victoria.

Built for businessman Jonathon Porter O'Brien and his wife who only inhabited it for one year before returning to England. The interior contains a fine collection of early Victorian furniture and fittings faithfully accumulated according to an inventory compiled when the house was auctioned in 1856.

The garden complements the house with a Victorian fountain. Lawns sloping down to the Barwon River are planted with species from a mid-19th century plant catalogue.

Visit the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) website to check for any changes to opening hours when planning your visit.

Opening hours:

Sunday: Open at 1:00 pm - Closes at 4:00 pm


  • Family Friendly
  • Public Toilet
25 Fernleigh Street, Newtown, Victoria, 3220

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