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Boonara Homestead Bed and Breakfast and Cellar Door, Goomeri

Boonara Homestead is a beautifully restored Grand Colonial home built in 1862 and believed to be the last one of it’s kind in Queensland. It was built by David Jones (of department store fame) for his two sons, David Mander and George Hall Jones.

Located in the undulating landscape of the South Burnett, it is a peaceful oasis that invites relaxation and takes one back to a more gentile time. Enjoy a relaxing glass of wine on the wide expanses of verandah that wrap around the North and East side of the Homestead. Watch the myriad birds that come to feed at the stations located around the gardens. Visit the Historical Boonara Cemetery where the Jones’s are interned. Wander through the vineyard or spend some time in the enclosed South verandah overlooking the creek – take a stroll along Nangur Creek in search of the plentiful water birds.

Boonara offers two very different guestrooms for your pleasure – the Victorian Room, to revisit the time of it’s begin and the Chinese Room, to remember that the Chinese who were instrumental in the running of Boonara Station as shepherds in earliest times.

Make Boonara Homestead your base for exploring the Wine Trails, the beautiful Bunya Mountains and the many places of interest here in Kilkivan Shire. A picnic hamper can be packed for you to take on day trips. There is a Cellar Door located on site for your pleasure. Evening meals are available on request (at additional cost) and are taken in the formal dining room with your host and hostess, Ted and Sandra Nesbitt.

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Chinese Room

The Chinese Room’s subdued colors and simple elegance are truly calming. It is an opulent room with a king sized bed, polished wood floors, soft carpets and silk. The room is furnished in dark bamboo and soft celadon shades with examples of Oriental art on display. Relax in the unique tub in the large en-suite or enjoy a hot shower in the oversized corner shower. There is a fireplace and the room is also air-conditioned. Guests have direct access to the enclosed South verandah where they may enjoy their breakfast overlooking the creek.

Victorian Room

The Victorian Room takes one back to the elegance and grace of a bygone era. It is a luxurious room with a four poster canopied bed, polished wood floors, Persian rugs and beautiful linen. The room is furnished in period pieces and interesting art. Enjoy a relaxing bubble bath in the old-fashioned claw foot tub in the huge en-suite or an invigorating shower in the large corner shower. There is a fireplace, and the room is also air-conditioned. Guests have access to the East verandah, where they may enjoy their breakfast overlooking the vineyard.



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