Carome Homestead

Rural calm in the northern suburbs

10 Hathfelde Boulevard, Mernda


Carome Homestead is now home to a thriving café and community gardens. Set in paddocks and perched on the Plenty River, the homestead provides open space and views that recall the area’s rural past.  Visit for a coffee in the historic bluestone house and a stroll along the Plenty River.


The house and its setting are a connection to the earliest years of the colony of Victoria. A flour mill, powered by the flow of the Plenty River, was built on the site in the 1840s to feed the new town of Melbourne. The bluestone house was built in 1864 when the area turned to mixed farming. Since then it’s been a dairy farm and horse stud.

Working Heritage acquired Carome Homestead in 2009 when the house had been unoccupied for years, and was dilapidated. We repaired and adapted it to turn it into a place to be enjoyed by the community.

The future

Working Heritage is planning for the future of Carome Homestead. Now that the house has been revived, our attention is turning to the outbuildings, gardens and broader landscape.

Carome Homestead
Carome Homestead


t: 9600 1667

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Former Royal Melbourne Mint
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Law Courts Post Office
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is available at the Mint Car Park,
280 William Street, Melbourne.

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