VISIT THE STATION

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Since open­ing late last year Goonoo Goonoo Station, lo­cated off the New Eng­land Highway, 20 min­utes’ drive south of Tam­worth, has ex­cited guests with its ex­tra­or­di­nary stan­dard of din­ing and ac­com­mo­da­tion. “We have hosted 12,000 peo­ple, in­clud­ing nearly a dozen wed­dings, since open­ing and peo­ple have thanked us for do­ing some­thing like this in the re­gion,” says owner, Simon Hag­garty.

DIN­ING

GLASSHOUSE RESTAU­RANT The on-site Glasshouse Restau­rant has been short­listed in the hos­pi­tal­ity cat­e­go­ryIn­te­rior De­sign­for the Awards.2017 Aus­tralianHere, guests can linger over share plates or savour a three-course meal, while tak­ing in the view. The menu is in­flu­enced by sea­sonal pro­duce, with dishes such as New Eng­land lamb cut­lets, roasted trout and tea-smoked chicken. Simon looks for­ward to introducing beef grown at the station to the menu as well. Open from Wed­nes­day din­ner to Sun­day lunch, The Glasshouse can cater for up to 90 peo­ple while The Wool­store can be booked for spe­cial events and seats up to 160.

AC­COM­MO­DA­TION

THE HOME­STEAD There is ac­com­mo­da­tion for up to 32 guests at the station, spread across six build­ings in­clud­ing The Home­stead — with a bil­liard ta­ble swim­ming pool — The Inn, Of­fice, Cook’s House, Jacka­roos’ Quar­ters and Granny Flat. All are dec­o­rated with con­tem­po­rary coun­try fur­ni­ture, fit­tings and fab­rics. The cou­ple looks for­ward to introducing sin­gle room ac­com­mo­da­tion in the Shear­ers’ Quar­ters later this year.

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