Skipton, VIC, 3361

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Mooramong opens its beautiful Edna Walling designed garden for our Annual Pool Party. Explore nearly 3 acres of rolling lawns and colourful gardens at this amazing National Trust property, with its magnificent Hollywood inspired Art Deco homestead. Dive into our heritage swimming pool and get ready to party with Amie Brulee and her fabulous band playing old tunes. Have a picnic and enjoy lovely wine from Taltarni and delicious food from Le Petit Patisserie

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Mooramong Pool Party

Dress in your most glamorous floral outfit, pack a picnic
rug and chair, and enjoy an afternoon of music and
old-fashioned frivolity in the tremendous gardens by the
pool as we celebrate 80 Years of Art Deco at Mooramong.
Your ticket also includes a tour of the Art Deco homestead. Mooramong is a living museum with its furniture and personal effects left in place. Live music from Amie Brulee and her swinging band and access to the Mooramong swimming pool and tennis court.  More Info »

Opening Dates/Times

Saturday, 03 March 2018 12:00PM - 4:00PM

Entry Fee: $35

For our Pool Party entry is $35 for Adults, $30 for NT Members and $12 for kids. Entry gives guests full access to the gardens, the surrounding parkland and a tour of the historic homestead.
Tickets available at the door.
Enquiries to

Warning: Water in the garden, Trip hazards

Location & Contact Info

  • 635 Mooramong Road
  • Skipton, VIC, 3361

Local Climate Zone: 10 - Mediteranean

Summer avg. Max: 25°C Winter avg. Min: 4°C
Avg Frost Days:22
Annual Rainfall avg: 687mm. Summer avg. 125mm.
No. of rainy days: 40 Winter avg. 195mm.

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There are many colourful flower beds at Mooramong, in both the inner and outer gardens, including a lovely sunken garden with low stone walls adjacent to the pool cabana. There are a number of rare plants in the gardens and also some uncommon and quite unusual trees in the 12 acres of parkland within the homestead precinct.


When Claire Adams Mackinnon arrived at Mooramong in 1938 with her husband Donald 'Scobie' Mackinnon, she almost immediately set about re-modelling the homestead into a building much more familiar to her in style, something that was at that time straight out of contemporary Hollywood. Complimentary Guided Tours of this extraordinary residence will be available from 12.00 - 2.00 at our annual events, in between having a good time.


The Edna Walling influence can be clearly seen in this area, which features rolling lawns and meandering garden beds amongst some interesting established trees. The original watercolour design for the garden by Edna Walling can be viewed inside Mooramong homestead. Bring picnic chairs or a rug and thoroughly enjoy these beautiful surroundings.


ACCOMMODATION IS AVAILABLE ON-SITE. There are also three charming and extremely well appointed 3BR cottages located within the homestead precinct, each with their own lovely gardens. So why not get a group of friends and book in to stay for the weekend. You can even bring your bestest four-legged friends along to really enjoy the property's space and seclusion! Surrounded by lovely gardens within a parklike setting that includes many established trees, an orchard, tennis court and a number of historic outbuildings, the property is a very peaceful retreat from the busy modern world.  More Info »

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