The Kyneton Dry Stone Walling Centre (KDSWC) is a purpose built training centre established to teach the ancient art of dry stone walling to the wide range of people interested to learn how to build and maintain dry stone walls in all of their forms, whether a feature wall, a rural heritage wall, for landscaping or for those who may wish to become qualified wallers.
The Centre is fully endorsed by the Dry Stone Wall Association of Australia -
The Centre is situated at Tanderrum, a lovely 200 acre (80 hectare) rural property located 5km north of Kyneton. Tanderrum embraces the original walls built between 1855-1864 by Dr Edward Davy, a notable physician and surgeon, chemist, inventor, distiller and wine merchant, journalist, newspaper editor, farmer, botanist and civil servant.
Courses are conducted at the Centre located at the heart of Davy's inspiring original farm location. The area hosts over 2 km of dry stone walls both internal and external, with old oaks , maple and ash trees planted in Davy's time. An historic woolshed is used for course breaks and lunches, situated within an olive grove.
Our instructors are internationally certified wallers from the UK and Australia. They are all practicing wallers with years of experience behind them. Our courses appeal to aspiring wallers of all ages and capabilities. Our instructors teach the ancient methods of Dry Stone Walling that have stood the test of time for hundreds of years.
Come and join us for a memorable experience that you will not get from a computer or a coffee on Collins Street. Spend a weekend working with your hands, learning a practical skill, understanding history and being part of a team that achieves building a great wall with a course photo and certificate to end the weekend.