Wooling Hill Memorial Estate is a premier provider of cremation memorial spaces, as a well as beautifully presented venue for funerals, memorial services, and family celebrations at a stunning location in the Macedon Ranges Barringo Valley on the edge of Melbourne

About the Estate

This well established and meticulously maintained memorial park is located on Barringo Road in New Gisborne. The property itself predates the establishment of Gisborne and consists of 16 hectares of well groomed lawns and gardens, with extensive grounds consisting of immaculate lawns, mature trees, and shrubs coupled with lakes and water features.

The European style gardens boast an extraordinary collection of exotic plants along with thousands of mature trees and breathtaking views around the Macedon Ranges.

There are eight lakes, waterfalls, a rose garden, an atrium with a water feature. Four of the eight lakes plus bore and seasonal creek provide plenty of water for the gardens.

Eco-protection and Mutual Respect Policy

Wooling Hill Memorial Estate is only a 35 minute drive from the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne. The secure, gated botanical sanctuary offers a tranquil and dignified final resting place for your loved one’s ashes and a beautiful place to create a living memorial to honour your family heritage. Families have created a beautiful legacy for their future generations to visit at Wooling Hill. Wooling Hill provides a sustainable alternative to conventional cemetery burials, catering to the contemporary preference for cremation as a final resting place.

Wooling Hill is also home to Melbourne Funeral Home, Chapter House Funerals, where families have the opportunity to arrange their funeral services amidst the tranquil sanctuary, providing solace during a difficult time. 

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Recent activities at Wooling Hill 

  • Tree Planting 3 at Wooling Hill Memorial Estate

We welcome a new Family Tree at Wooling Hill

February 9th, 2021|0 Comments

We welcome a new Family Tree at Wooling Hill A special day. We sourced a particular tree for a family in our care and today they helped plant it. The security of their own ‘family [...]

Spring is in bloom

September 18th, 2020|0 Comments

  “Spring drew on...and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.” ― Charlotte Brontë, [...]


In early 2020, Melbourne funeral directors, Troy and Liddy Upfield purchased Wooling Hill Memorial Estate, and continue the work by its past owners. Plans are underway for a new Chapel, Arts centre and Cultural Centre, and further reflection spaces around the lake.

The Robertson family established the estate in 1840 – it was one of the earliest settlements in the district. As the Robertson children had families of their own, Wooling Hill came to resemble a small village that overlooks the Barringo Valley towards, Mt. Macedon.

Wooling Hill Memorial Estate was opened in 2000 by developer Wayne Davies. In 2009 Roger, a Wooling Hill director, purchased the estate with his partner Helen, becoming custodians of this historical piece of land.

The Robertson family cemetery still stands at Wooling Hill, marked in the fashion of those times by Italian cypresses and hand-made posts.


“Our mission is to connect people to the beauty of life by creating a world class botanical sanctuary of living memorial trees and sculpture.”