Tocal Homestead

Tocal Homestead, Paterson: Hours, Address, Tocal Homestead Reviews: 4.5/5

Tocal Homestead
4.5
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Tocal Homestead is a heritage-listed homestead at Tocal Road, Paterson, Dungog Shire, New South Wales, Australia. The original 1845 homestead was designed by William Moir, while an 1867 barn was designed by Edmund Blacket. The property is owned by the C. B. Alexander Foundation. It was added to the New South Wales State Heritage Register on 2 April 1999. The Tocal College complex, built on the former homestead grounds from the 1960s, is separately heritage-listed.
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AJGWalker
1 contribution
Jan. 2021 • Couples
Fabulous stay. Beautiful historic farm. The restored barracks was a lovely place to stay. Great tour with Mick. Highly recommended
Written 5 January 2021
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annarosabaker
Sydney155 contributions
Aug. 2020
It was fascinating to learn about the history of this beautiful homestead. The audio guide is a terrific idea! Loved the Aboriginal seed-grounding grooves,the 400-year-old Moreton Bay fig,the piglets,the grounds. Received a very warm welcome at reception. Will look into staying at The Barracks.
Written 16 August 2020
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MellieMel1
Woollahra, Australia32 contributions
Jun. 2020 • Couples
We went and checked out the homestead as we got free ticket becausw we stayed the the Barracks. Really beautifully restores and provides a small authentic view of 19th and 20th century farm life
Written 28 June 2020
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We are so glad you visited the Homestead while on your weekend away at The Barracks! We hope to have you back again one day. :-)
Written 29 June 2020
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Ryan P
1 contribution
Apr. 2019
I visited here a while ago for an Architecture excursion where we had to design a potential building for the beautiful site. I was lucky enough to run into Michael who happily answered any questions I had and gave me some extra insight into the history of the property. All of the extra knowledge I received made the assessment so much easier to complete and Michael had so much passion when sharing his info. I would love to come back and do a proper tour of the property soon!
Written 24 March 2020
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Thank you Ryan! We are so glad you visited our site and would love to have you back for a tour. We are open to the public on Sundays. Michael is usually around then as well and would love hearing about the success of your assessment!
Written 25 March 2020
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Zoe S
1 contribution
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Nothing compares to the beautiful location that is Tocal, except for the caretaker, Micheal.

Thank you for the beautiful tour
Written 21 March 2020
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! And it is wonderful to hear our service was also exceptional. We are very proud of our Caretaker!
Written 22 March 2020
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bantambystersky
Paterson, Australia3 contributions
Nov. 2019
Beautiful scones and cream with a cup of tea and walk around the buildings it is like stepping back in time
Written 23 November 2019
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So glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written 24 November 2019
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grussellt
Muswellbrook, Australia167 contributions
Jul. 2019
It was our first visit to Tocal and we were attracted by a day of "peek into the past". We visited as an extended family and the activities were perfect for young and old alike. It was helped by a mild (warm?) winter's day which was ideal for a picnic.The individual activities were topped off by a battle recreation put on by some very enthusiastic troops. A great day out!
Written 11 August 2019
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Hi @GranvilleT, we are so glad your first visit was such a success and you enjoyed Peek into the Past! We hope you visit the area again in the future and include the Homestead in your visit!
Written 12 August 2019
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Wendy L
8 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
If you are looking for an absolutely amazing wedding venue look no further. With the professional, friendly staff from Sprout catering (Aleisha provided as your event co Ordinator) to attend to every need of your guests, the food was supurb, everyone commented on the quality and quantity of the best food at a wedding I have ever eaten. The amazing huge fig tree to get married under and the outbuildings all at your disposal to use to create the most spectacular wedding photos. Only complaint was no one wanted it to end. Had the pleasure of also staying at "The Barracks" onsite, again WOW!! From the beautiful room with the fire going on arrival, to the yummy breakfast hamper delivered to your room the next day, nothing was a problem. Can't wait to go back again!!
Written 3 July 2019
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It was a pleasure to host your daughters wedding Wendy! Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed the celebrations as well as the heritage site and accommodation. We cant wait to have you back!
Written 4 July 2019
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Beryl R
Greater Sydney, Australia209 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Having often driven past this vast property, we decided to visit. It was a most interesting experience at very little cost. Photo opportunities are plentiful, the buildings are in amazingly good condition and history is plentiful. There are some animals on the homestead property, such as fowls, pigs and sheep. Great views of the College lands of which the homestead is a part. Friendly volunteers as usual make places like this a treat. The electronic devices supplied are another plus.

Would like to see a few horses and cattle in or around the sheds etc. However as the place is only open for 5 hours on Sundays that may be a bit much to ask for.
Written 19 May 2019
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Hi Beryl, thank you so much for your review! We do have a beautiful Clydesdale in the surrounding paddocks, however if he is wondering he may not be seen! Thank you so much for visiting and we hope to see you again
Written 22 May 2019
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KatMoss78
Hunter Valley, Australia15 contributions
Jun. 2018
We stay here twice a year to attend a scrapbookers retreat.
Rooms are simple, but have everything we need.
Written 2 October 2018
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Thank you, we are so fortunate to have you visit us every year!
Written 22 May 2019
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Tocal Homestead is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm