The Perfect Place

About Booloominbah

Booloominbah is one of the most iconic buildings in our region and one we’re proud to call our own.

Located at the University of New England, this heritage-listed mansion is something to be admired. The building overlooks breath-taking views of New England with glimpses of local wildlife and is the perfect place for lunch or coffee. Not only is it a great tourist attraction but the place can be transformed for any function and event.

Our History

Booloominbah was designed by John Horbury Hunt in the Federation Arts and Crafts style and built from 1884 to 1888 by William Seabrook and John Thomas Brown. Originally the mansion was a private house for the pastoralist White family. In its following years, it became the initial building of the New England University College, the predecessor of the University of New England. On 8 November 2006, the building was proudly added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register. The beautiful building is still owned by the University and is used daily for a range of university administration and activities.

Learn more


Please note, some of UNE Life services have been affected by COVID and the storm. For current operation status please see here.


Everyone is welcome at Booloominbah. If you’re driving we have a dedicated area you can park in whilst you’re dining, simply ask one of our friendly staff for a pink parking slip.

*Pink Permit bays are for the exclusive use of guests eating in the Booloominbah Restaurant.

If you would like more information about parking at Booloominbah, please get in touch.

Contact Us