Victoria's most historic pastoral station.

Warrock Homestead, founded 1843, birthplace of the Australian Kelpie, is a significant historical landmark and popular tourist destination nestled in the rolling hills 20 minutes north of Casterton in the Glenelg Shire, Victoria, Australia.

Founded by George Robertson, a Scottish-born cabinet maker who immigrated to Australia after leaving Scotland in 1839, his arrival saw him in Tasmania where he stayed for a month before sailing to Victoria with timber know as Van Diemen’s Cladding to build his future empire from. He arrived in the fledgling state of Victoria in 1840 where he stayed with his cousin for three years in Wando Vale before purchasing his land here at Warrock.

With more than 30 heritage classified buildings dating back to 1843, the Warrock Homestead complex is arguably Victoria’s most significant historical settlement.

Originally comprising of approximately 57 mostly timber buildings, the complex included a main homestead, workers’ accommodation, woolshed, stables and carriage house, blacksmith shop, storerooms, dairy workshops and kennels home to the first Australian “Kelpie”.

The complex was entirely self sufficient and featured a landscaped garden with significant trees and plant species and one of the first private glass greenhouses constructed in Australia.


Wednesdays - Sundays 10am - 4pm
Groups strictly by appointment


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Fully Self Contained Camping at Warrock Only (at this stage)


Contact us to book a camping site or inquire about a visit. Please remember Warrock is run by volunteers and is not-for-profit. All money taken at the gate is put back into restoring the buildings. We appreciate your patience with us when responding to your inquiries.