VISIT THE STATION
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.
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.
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.