Kingsford Homestead has a long history. Established in the Barossa Valley in 1856 by one of South Australia’s “free-settlers”, the homestead changed hands several times – it’s served as an estate and a fully-fledged farm – before being acquired by former Channel Nine owner Kerry Packer.
Under Packer’s ownership, Kingsford Homestead stood in as Drover’s Run in McLeod’s Daughters for the length of the television show’s eight seasons. Current owners Stefan and Leanne Ahrens acquired the homestead in 2009, and have reworked it into a seven-suite luxury retreat that sleeps 14.
The 19th-century sandstone house also has a lounge, a library and a pool. As well as a cellar, which is well stocked with Barossa vintages.
Kingsford Homestead is exclusive-use only. That means that to stay here you have to book the entire place out. This makes it the ideal venue for family reunions, birthdays and other group getaways. The homestead is also available for weddings for parties of up to 300.