Back in 2007 my sister and I visited Martindale Hall, the authentic 19th century Georgian mansion, used as the 'Boarding School for Young Ladies' in the Peter Weir film 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'.
Enigma had also visited the hall many years ago so we thought we'd stop by to see whether the experience had changed much over the years.
The hall is open most days, 11am-4pm, and has an entry fee of AU$12.00 each for adults. Tours are self guided with plenty of informative signs to read in the various rooms to let you know the history and highlights of what you're seeing.
|Main Hall from the stairs.|
If you've never been to Martindale Hall it is definitely worth a look. The rooms and history are both interesting and impressive. No flash photography is allowed but we had no trouble taking photos on our phones without flash, even though the entire hall is much more dimly lit than your average home.
|Oriental soldiers ornament.|
If you have explored the house before it's debatable as to whether it's worth another look. The whole point of Martindale is that it's preserved as close as possible to how it was when it was an actual home. Therefore, very little inside changes, it's all just getting older.
|Sewing nook in one of the bedrooms.|
Not far up the road is the Mintaro Maze where you can get a discount on entry fee if you've already toured the hall (or vice-versa).
The best place to find information about Martindale Hall is through their Facebook Page. You can also visit their website.