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Narmbool Environmental Discovery Camps
51 - 80 Goldfields

Experience Narmbool — a magnificent and historic pastoral property of 2,000 hectares located at Elaine, just 30 minutes from Ballarat and 90 minutes from Melbourne.

Owned and operated by Sovereign Hill, Narmbool is a fascinating example of sustainable farming in a diverse and fragile ecosystem.

The Narmbool Lodge provides modern, environmentally friendly motel accommodation suited to school groups. Set in luxuriant gardens adjacent to the bluestone homestead is The Garden Room — an elegant restaurant available for weddings and pre-booked functions.

Rolling green hills, craggy volcanic escarpments, commanding views of nearby Mount Buninyong and clean, crisp air further enchance the visitor experience of Narmbool. Narmbool was donated to Sovereign HiIl in 2000 for the express purpose of developing the property as an educational resource

Narmbool is a 2,000-hectare property, carrying approximately 11,000 adult sheep - Merino (for breeding) and Crossbred (for prime lambs). The property is also home to tracts of native bush land, creeks and waterways that are home to koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, platypuses, wedge-tailed eagles, growling grass frogs and dozens more species.

Catering Details: Full Catering Only

Attractions Nearby: Sovereign Hill, Gold Museum and Blood on the Southern Cross can be booked as part of your broader camp or event experience.

Other Indoor Facilities: Narmbool accommodates from 60-66 students and 6-8 teachers in an environmentally designed and sustainable complex affording sweeping views of the property and Mount Buninyong in the distance. Along with very comfortable en-suite rooms for students and teachers, there is an open plan lounge and dining room where catered meals are provided, a fully equipped science learning centre and the Ferry Arts Centre. In 2017, a new Mannas Outstation learning centre will be constructed along with a brand new astronomical observatory and interactive horse stables complex. There are also decked areas, wood heaters, washing machines and dryers, along with a Garden room function centre for up to 150.

Other Outdoor Facilities: Grassed area for ball games. Waterways, dams, environmental trails, wetlands, farmland and native bush are all accessible for environmental and scientific based study and skill development in areas including vegetation and habitat assessment, aquatic and soil sampling, biodiversity and sustainability. External provider activities such as astronomy and Owl and birds of prey education sessions (pre-book and charge

Get in touch
Phone: 353 371 176
Website: http://www.sovereignhill.com.au/narmbool

Address: 440 Horsehill Road, Elaine, VIC, 3334.

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