Experience the tranquillity of Bella Vista Farm and soak up the surrounding 20 hectares of parkland and panoramic views of the Sydney basin back to the Blue Mountains. Immerse yourself in Australia’s history with a morning tea in the charming gardens and courtyard of the original homestead and take a tour of the homestead interior and various farm buildings.
Bella Vista Farm boasts a string of past owners and farm uses that contributed significantly to the development of Australian agriculture, including the first Merino Sheep Farm in Australia and the foundation of the Australian citrus fruit industry.
site is an intact farm including homestead and out-buildings dating from the
original grant to Joseph Foveaux in 1799. The Farm is one of the best surviving examples
of a hilltop farm in the metropolitan area. Discover the history of the Farm
and how its history was rediscovered thus ensuring its survival.
Enjoy a social picnic and make use of the public BBQ facilities in the outer grounds of the farm or simply wander the walk ways and view the avenue of Bunya Pines that form the original driveway to the homestead.
Cnr Norwest Blvd and Elizabeth MacArthur Drive, Bella Vista
For information call The Hills Shire Council on +61 2 9843 0555
Outer grounds including BBQ facilities – 7 days a week from dawn to dusk.
Heritage Precinct including homestead and farm buildings – open on the first Sunday of every month from 9am to 12pm
Group guided tours and school group tours can also be arranged by contacting Val Barton, Friend of Bella Vista Farm on 0408 027 516.
By car, turn off the intersection of the M2 and M7 motorway, or Old Windsor Rd, into Norwest Blvd
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