The finest colonial mansion in the Riverina and South West New South Wales, Monte Cristo was built in 1884, and is faithfully restored and furnished in the high Victorian era circa 1840 to 1900.
Classified as the “Most Haunted House in Australia”, visitors are dared to book for an evening ghost tour – they are extremely popular so you must book in advance.
Join them in September as they host the annual Monte Cristo Haunted Ball. Starting in 1973 it is the longest running private period costume ball of its type in the southern hemisphere.
They cater for bus tours, dinners and luncheons. Special functions can also be arranged in advance.
Enjoy a Devonshire tea and a living picture of middle class life in Victorian times.
The homestead features a wonderful collection of antiques, an extensive carriage collection, as well as a wheelwright’s shop which manufactures all kinds of carriage wheels.
Privately owned, the mansion, stables and outbuildings double as a museum with an astounding antique collection.
The renowned haunted mansion commands panoramic views of the whole area.
While you are there, pay a visit to the Monte Cristo Doll Museum. Be amazed as you wander through the extensive collection of old, new and handmade dolls, but keep your eyes open as not all the dolls are as cute as they may appear.
Homestead open Friday to Monday for tours from 10 am to 4 pm and every day in the NSW school holidays (except Christmas Day)