Iandra Castle is a large heritage listed castle located just South of Greenethorpe within the Weddin Shire. The Iandra Homestead Pastoral Estate, originally established on 32,000 acres by George Henry Greene from 1878-1911, is of outstanding significance as arguably the largest and most progressive wheat property and wheat farming enterprise of its time in Australia. It was at Iandra that its owner, George Henry Greene, pioneered share-farming in 1893, revolutionising wheat growing in Australia.
This home is open to the public by appointment or by tour, however glimpses of the castle can be seen from the road. Dates of open days can be found in our Event Calendar.
Iandra represents a rare example of a complete feudal-like estate established in Australia, modelled on the English Manor system. All elements of the estate date from the Federation period and were constructed for the Iandra homestead owner, centred on the Iandra homestead and wheat production, including the adjoining Greenethorpe village built by Greene for his tenants. The estate has reduced in size to approximately 3,000 acres (1215 ha) and comprises the magnificent Federation homestead, park-like gardens, original workers cottages, managers residence, blacksmith, chapel and cemetery, wool and hay sheds, silo, other outbuildings, associated structures, and surrounding farmland.
A drive around the Greenethorpe and Iandra area is worth the visit. You could stop off at Greenethorpe’s Shamrock Hotel for refreshments or a bite to eat while you tour around this very picturesque countryside.
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