Black Horse Park
Pin Oak Chapel
Currently up for holiday rental is the recently renovated and fully self contained Pin Oak Chapel, originally moved here in the 1940’s for use as a stable.
Its features include a drying area for your wet gear in snow season, reverse cycle air conditioner, full size fridge, 50″ LED TV, DVD player, washing machine and dryer, fully equipped kitchen and cooking facilities,( Includes all pots, pans, cutlery, crockery, utensils ) bed linen, towels, BBQ and outdoor fireplace.
We also supply the Chapel with tea & coffee, juice, bread ,eggs, milk and other breakfast condiments. All linen, towels etc. are supplied.
The Elm Cabin is fully self contained and has its own completely enclosed yard in the front and rear.
The front yard is graced with an amazing 165 year old Elm tree which supplies an incredible umbrella for picnics and BBQs on those hot summer days and in winter it sheds its leaves to allow the warm snow season sun through and exposes its wonderful limbs.
The Pioneer Hut
The Pioneer Hut is the original kitchen that was used back in the 1880s for the Desmond family who were the founders of the property and were amongst the first Europeans to settle in the district.
The building has been tastefully renovated to retain the historic feel of a bygone era and will give all who stay here a totally unique experience.
A rustic stone and cast iron fireplace is the centre piece of the building and will ensure you are kept warm and cosy.
With all the modern day creature comforts at your disposal and still retaining the unique old world charm you are sure to enjoy your time in this gorgeous hut.
The Hut sleeps two guests with one double bed and full en-suite, toilet, shower bath and vanity.
Black Horse Park is an historic property first settled in the 1850s by George and Arthur Desmond and located on 20 acres of gently undulating pasture in the prestigious Boorolite Valley of the Victorian High Country. Enriched with age old European Oaks, Elms, Poplars, Liquidambar and Pin Oaks, the property is also close to Mansfield State Forest.
The property was established in the 1850’s and the Black Horse Park Homestead is currently undergoing extensive renovations to restore its rich and fascinating history and is also available for holiday accommodation.
*We also have the recently renovated Pin Oak Chapel moved to Black Horse Park in the 1940s and used for stabling the horses and the Original 1850’s Pioneers Hut which was the Homesteads main kitchen and The Elm Cabin available for accommodation*
Black Horse Park is ideally, centrally located and only 15 minutes to Mansfield township, 20 mins to Mt Buller, 10 mins to Goughs Bay, 15 mins to Macs Cove, Howqua Inlet, Jamieson and Kevington just a little further on.
Attractions and Points of Interest
Great Victorian Rail Trail
Ride Australia’s longest continuous rail trail stretching from Mansfield to Tallarook with a spur line to Alexandra. Suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, you can tackle the entire 134km from end to end or pick a short section starting at one of the many towns or carparks that intersect the trail. Gentle gradients along much of the trail make it suitable for most fitness levels. Please carry food and water and don’t forget the sun screen.
Mt Buller offers the ideal biking escape, no matter what you’re into! Tackle the 16km uphill road climb, ride the extensive cross-country trail network, hit the downhill trails with chairlift access, tackle the pump track, skills parks and more
Campdraft – Mansfield Campdraft Club Inc hosts an annual Campdraft Competition to be held in April. Catering and bar facilities available all weekend.
Enjoy an adrenaline filled day at Mansfield Paintball! Mansfield Paintball caters for a variety of ages starting at just 10 Years Old! Offering Paintball for those over 18 Years of age – and Miniball for the juniors, 10 years and older.
Take your horse on the holiday with you! Ride your horse through the many incredible tracks that the Great Victorian High Country has to offer. If you wish to bring your horse just contact Rob and we can accommodate them. Otherwise if you don't have a horse or you don't wish to bring your horse, we can put you in contact with some of the many trail riding companies in the area to arrange a memorable riding experience.
High Country Maze
The High Country Maze is a 'must~see' on your next High Country adventure! A labour of love has transformed this into an amazing space complete with two established mazes, labyrinth, beautiful walled gardens, giant topiaries & sculptures, lawn games and of course, a gnome hunt! Bring the kids and enjoy refreshments from our on~site cafe.
Harry Power, last of Australia’s infamous bushrangers, was captured at his hideout on 5 June 1870. Today it’s a popular spot to visit both for the superb view of the King Valley 300 metres or so below and for its part in Australian bushranger history and its connection with Ned Kelly, in particular. A perfect excuse to stretch the legs halfway between Mansfield and the wineries of the King Valley. Pack a picnic or take a thermos for a warm cup while you overlook the valley and imagine life as a bushranger.