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The Scout Hall

The Scout Hall offers self-contained accommodation with a touch of luxury for couples, families and small groups in downtown Harcourt, central Victoria.

Originally constructed in Castlemaine in 1908 and used as a Sunday School and then an actual Scout Hall, it was moved to Harcourt in 2007 where it was fully restored and renovated.

The Scout Hall offers a deluxe king-sized bed in its own mezzanine room, plus two king singles in a separate bed room and a double sofa bed, accommodating up to six. The Hall has a fully equipped kitchen with locally sourced, fresh country breakfast provisions supplied. There is a modern bathroom with shower and deep, luxurious bath to soak away your aches and pains.

The original integrity of the hall has been retained, with 22 foot high ceilings and sculpted exposed beams. The living area is light-filled and spacious but cosy, with a Nectre wood heater/oven with supplied firewood. The low stage has been retained and makes an ideal TV nook, complete with Blu-ray/DVD/USB player. Wi-fi is free and fast at NBN speeds (a generous download limit applies). In warmer months, sit in the sun on the wide deck, complete with umbrellas and a gas BBQ. The kitchen opens to the deck for easy entertaining.

Harcourt is the gateway to recreational opportunities throughout the region. It is on the Goldfields Track between Ballarat and Bendigo, offering a comfortable stopover for weary Trackers. Mount Alexander, with its walking and cycling trails, picnic facilities and outstanding views, is minutes away. Numerous award-winning wineries and cideries dot the surrounding area. Harcourt is also minutes from Castlemaine, with its wide variety of dining options and vibrant arts and music scene, and Maldon historical township. Bendigo offers more shopping, theatre and music options only 25 minutes away.

We can organise an itinerary incorporating the best the region has to offer, just let us know your requirements.

Just over an hour by car from Melbourne up the Calder Freeway, or easily accessible by V-line train, the Scout Hall offers a unique getaway experience. We'll "do our best” to look after you!


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Bicycles Allowed Inside Room / Venue
  • Bike Wash Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Packed Lunches Available
  • Track Pick-up and Drop-off available (by arrangement)
  • TV / DVD