The establishment of Larundel reflects the boom era prosperity that defined late 19th century Victoria. Built by the
Austin family, the property stands alone as the most impressive achievement of a clan whose contribution to the growth of agricultural wealth across western Victoria remains evident today in the form of this magnifi cent 90 square mansion on prime productive land.
Larundel’s on-going success as a working sheep station of now around 2,500 acres can be traced back to the mid 1800’s.
The sustained elegance and presence of the landmark bluestone and polychrome brick homestead, surrounded by 5 acres of sublime formal gardens by world renowned landscape designer Paul Bangay, creates unforgettable surroundings, evocative of another era, yet entirely in keeping with the demands of the contemporary age.
A balance of fertile plains, rivers and bush ensures Larundel’s enduring success and stands as testament to the Austin family’s visionary approach to agriculture in the emerging colony.A balance of fertile plains, rivers and bush ensures Larundel’s enduring success and stands as testament to the Austin family’s visionary approach to agriculture in the emerging colony. The estate continues to operate as a significant producer of fine merino wool, prime lamb and high yield crops in addition to boasting one of the countries most signifi cant homesteads within one of the most acclaimed private gardens in Australia.