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For cricket lovers

An organised tour of Cricket Willow was arranged for us by one of the group, as she was a friend of... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
728MariaG
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Melbourne, Australia
via mobile
Family run business

Lots of family and district information and of course cricket info! You get to see where the... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2018
Lyn B
,
Adelaide, Australia
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21 Apr 2018
“For cricket lovers”
5 Jan 2018
“Family run business”
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355 Hepburn-Newstead Rd | Shepherd's Flat, Hepburn Springs, Victoria 3461, Australia
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

An organised tour of Cricket Willow was arranged for us by one of the group, as she was a friend of the couple who own and operate this place. Such interesting history, both of the area - the early Swiss/Italian settlers - and then the...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Lots of family and district information and of course cricket info! You get to see where the willows grow and how they make cricket bats from scratch. They have their own cricket oval with a picket fence. Lots of memorabilia

Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We had a coffe and a self guided tour. The paraphernalia that it available to peruse is extraordinary. If one is interested at all in cricket then this is a MUST.

Thank Borzoi11
Reviewed 14 November 2017

What a gem this place is...tucked away in Hepburn Springs, Vic where we are greeted by a living legend in Ian Tenetti. Ian Tinetti is about as Aussie as they come. Cricket Willow is a cricket tragic's field of dreams. It was here that the...More

Thank Gerry L
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We dropped in hoping to see how willow cricket bats are made. There was just an old poster. Thought it was closed seeing that the carpark was deserted. No one around except one lady in the tuck shop. Pity they haven't put any effort into...More

Thank Sung H
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

While the cricket ground and the memorabilia were worth seeing, it struck me as a place that had passed its heyday. You might have thought there would be a good display on how bats are made but this was missing, unfortunately.

Thank TippOz
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Met the sixth generation of the property. My horror was that no Australian cricketer, at all, is using Australian willow, no one since Adam Gilgrest. The property cannot afford to sponsor anyone, BUT could not the Australian cricket chip in. It was very interesting to...More

Thank Bello60
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Cricket is great. Food is pretty mediocre - frozen party pies, chicken nuggets etc. I suspect if they got more business - they'd up the food - but this town is full of great food. If you want to know what an Aussie kid got...More

Thank NatalieH85
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It started so well, with the hosts calling me almost immediately after a website query & nicely fitting us into an existing tour. However, we ended up wishing we weren't able to go. We went to see/learn about cricket bat production. Instead we got an...More

Thank TravelGalSA
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Cricket Willow could be an amazing place to visit. So much interesting sporting memorabilia. But what a disappointment. What should have been an interesting visit about the making of cricket bats turned into about 3 hours hearing Ian's views on many different topics. Hopefully it...More

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