The Block Tree Change 2022 is the first season of the beloved Aussie renovation series to send city-slicker Blockheads out on location to regional Victoria, in the Macedon Ranges Shire’s picturesque town of Gisborne.
While it’s a lot more regional than The Block’s past metro-coastal locations — like St Kilda, Brighton or Bondi — Gisborne is actually only a 45-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD.
With Australians flocking to find a “tree change” in regional areas amid the pandemic, it’s no surprise that The Block‘s producers decided to jump on the trend with this year’s new location.
The contestants were tasked with constructing luxury rural escapes on the huge 79-acre site at 207 McGeorge Rd, Gisborne.
According to Realestate.com.au, the construction site was carved into seven 10-acre lots and has a creek running through it.
Spoiler Alert! Here’s a Behind the Scenes Sneak-Peek at What The Block 2022‘s Gisborne Site Looks Like
A Block super-fan has been sharing sneak previews of the Gisborne construction site on Instagram at “@theblock_gisborne” since October 2021. Their last update was in April 2022.
According to the Instagram page — which is followed by several former Blockheads and The Block mentor Shelley Craft — the finished properties will have stunning views of the mountainous Macedon Ranges.
Based on several aerial shots, it appears the 2022 Blockheads are maintaining the cottage that was already on the land. Maybe that’s Scotty’s project?
What is in Gisborne for Potential Buyers Who Want a Piece of The Block History?
The Block’s regional location of Gisborne is known for its thriving artisan food and wine scene. But buyers will definitely need a car!
The region boasts numerous cafes, restaurants, wineries and even gin distilleries in the area. Sounds like the Blockheads could go get lit after a long day of renovating!
Nature-lovers can also wander through the Gisborne Botanic Gardens or walk along the banks of Jackson Creek.
It’s also on the doorstep of stunning forest hiking trails and the geographical attraction called Hanging Rock. But we wouldn’t recommend having a picnic there! Get it? Picnic at Hanging Rock? Okay, we’ll see ourselves out…
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