About Flowerdale Estate

Flowerdale Estate historic homestead has a long history, dating back to 1842.

When the original homestead was built, it took almost 3 years. The King Parrot Creek runs through the Estate which prompted one of the first squatters in the area, Robert Farquhar McKenzie, to establish a 10,000 acre sheep run in 1838. To help put this in perspective; Melbourne was first settled by John Batman in 1835!

The 2 room stone cottage still stands today and is a popular meeting room due to its character and ambience. The property was purchased by the ANZ Bank in 1989 from a farming family who had held it for more than 50 years. The bank developed this magnificent homestead into an executive training facility and luxury retreat that stands today as one of Victoria’s finest business and training centres.

Today, Flowerdale Estate is a family owned and operated business. With many years of experience in the service and hospitality industry, and surrounded by our team of professional and dedicated staff, our aim is to make every part of your stay with us a most enjoyable and successful one. The 130 acres surrounding Flowerdale Estate is still being farmed, with a strong commitment to conservation and regeneration of the native environment. Particular focus for the future will be on the revegetation of the magical King Parrot Creek.

"From the moment we walked in the door the staff were very friendly. Explained what we would be eating and it was just yummy. Loved our walk around the estate and will definitely be returning."