Greenmount extends opening times

Greenmount Homestead usually shuts its doors to visitors just after noon (12.30pm), but that changed this week.

In response to public feedback, and to better align with the demands of the tourism market, the facility will now open from 10am to 2pm Monday to Wednesday.

It will also open from 10am to 2pm on the last Sunday of each month.

This will replace the previous opening times of 9.30am to 12.30am and is expected to increase visitation to this tremendous historical asset.

Group tours of Greenmount Homestead – along with other council-owned museums – can also now be booked online through the council website.

To book a tour, go to mackay.qld.gov.au/facilities/council_facilities2/historical_centres

Greenmount Homestead (five kilometres west of Walkerston) is one of Mackay's most valued historic tourism attractions.

Greenmount was developed by AA Cook on the cattle run first taken up by Captain John Mackay and was gifted to the city by the Cook Family in 1984.

The grounds contain a number of buildings including a 1915 Queenslander homestead, which houses a collection of more than 20,000 historical items.

For more information, head to www.mackay.qld.gov.au/greenmount

Greenmount is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers, the Friends of Greenmount.

The Friends are always looking for assistance, so if you are interested in local history or tourism, you can sign up at mackay.qld.gov.au/about_council/careers/volunteering_at_council