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1-69 McDermott Road, Curlewis 3222

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Opening Information

Sunday 3 September 2017

Pre-purchased tickets only. Numbers are limited numbers. No gate sales.

Two sessions available:
10.00am – 12.30pm includes History and Heritage Talk at 11.30am
1.30pm – 4.00pm
includes History and Heritage Talk at 2.30pm

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Open Gardens Victoria is proud to offer Coriyule as the first garden opening of the Spring 2017 season.

Built in 1849, Coriyule is the oldest structure on the Bellarine Peninsula and is one of the earliest and finest homesteads in Victoria. The house is architecturally significant and was built in the picturesque Gothic Revival style, which was not common in Victoria, particularly in country areas. The house overlooks Corio Bay, and is an important early work of the celebrated colonial architect Charles Laing.

Coriyule was listed on the Victorian Heritage Register in 1974.

The current owners have undertaken extensive conservation and restoration works to the homestead, and have developed stunning landscape surrounds.

Special offer

Visitors to Coriyule can use their ticket to receive a discounted $10 entry to see the 'Fred Williams in the You Yangs' exhibition at the nearby Geelong Art Gallery. You will be able to compare the Williams paintings with the wonderful views of the You Yangs enroute to Coriyule. 

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Getting there

Refer to the map below. We recommend that you approach the property via Hermsley Road, turning into Coriyule Road and then McDermott Road.


Other places of interest and activities in the local region include:

  • Visit the Geelong Art Gallery and view the Print Prize exhibition…
  • Visit the renowned Jack Rabbit for lunch
  • Journey down the Bellarine and visit a number of the Wineries
  • Enjoy Cider and a light meal at The Flying Brick
  • Seek a little more garden pleasure and visit the Geelong Botanic Gardens en route to Coriyule



Information and advice on garden visiting 


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Garden notes are written by the garden owners to describe their garden.
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How to find us

1-69 McDermott Road, Curlewis 3222