Greenmount Homestead

Greenmount Homestead (five kilometres west of Walkerston) is one of Mackay's most valued historic 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 intact a collection of more than 20,000 historical items.

The gardens and grounds played an important role in Cook family life, and feature a formal front garden, fernery and arbour.

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday > 10am to 2pm
Last Sunday of each month > 10am to 2pm
Public Holidays > closed

Tours are available at other times by appointment > book here

Phone: 4959 2250

Download the Greenmount Homestead Self Guided Tour brochure (PDF 1.64MB)


Greenmount Road, Walkerston

Admission Fees

  • Adult: $7.00
  • Concession Card Holder (Identification required) $5.00
  • Child (5-18 years): $3.00
  • Child (Under 5 years): No charge
  • Adult Groups - Per Person (minimum of 10 people): $6.00
  • School Group Tours - Per Person (minimum of 10 people, including adults and children):  $3.00

Friends of Greenmount

Friends of Greenmount  is a non-profit group that supports and promotes the Greenmount Homestead. Friends of Greenmount commit from 1 day (3hrs) per week to 1 day per month depending on their area of interest and other commitments.

Friends help to:

  • Encourage awareness of the history of the Mackay district
  • Help with programs and special events that promote Greenmount Homestead
  • Take school tour groups through the Homestead and grounds
  • Interact with tourists and local visitors to enhance their understanding and enjoyment of this part of our local history
  • Assist with the conservation and indexing of the collection
  • Participate in all  the planning of activities
  • Actively involved in the preservation of our Heritage gardens
  • Regularly interact with other local museums and history groups in the region
  • Have interesting volunteer opportunities Have a broad circle of new friends

If interested in volunteering at Greenmount Homestead complete the online application.

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Building Australia

Greenmount Homestead had a special visit in July 2013 by John Doyle and the team from the History Channel's program Building Australia.

Building Australia is a colourful new series that uncovers the hidden history of Australia’s houses. The unique six-part series takes a beautifully nostalgic walk through the country's most iconic houses, from yesteryear right through to the present day.

Greenmount Homestead's coordinator Brian Osborn and former housekeeper Gloria Arrow were interviewed on the program which can be viewed below.

Building Australia is an exclusive HISTORY channel production, produced by Michael Tear and Harriet Pike at Bearcage, in association with Screen Australia.

The Trademan's entrance

The Homestead and the Bell