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Tocal Homestead

Tocal Homestead is on the traditional lands of the Wonnarua people.

One of Australia’s best historical sites located just 20 minutes from Maitland offering educational programs, group tours, accommodation and a perfect wedding venue.


Situated on one of Australia’s oldest colonial working farms, The Barracks provides boutique accommodation on a unique heritage site.

Photographers Dream

As a photographer, Tocal is always one of my favourite locations to visit. Couples can have the ceremony, photos + reception all on site, as well as having accommodation onsite and plenty more nearby. The grounds are gorgeous for photos and always has a beautiful angle for the sunset. The many barns, sheds + verandahs provide plenty of undercover areas if it's a rainy day. Combined with the superb catering & service from the team, it's hard to find anything to complain about!

Ben Howland

History Frozen In Time

Always Interesting, History of an era gone by that’s well maintained frozen in time. Worth a visit and picnic lunch.

Karen Lawrence

Just as Good as Going back in Time

This is as good as going back in time. The people really know their history and its a beautiful spot. A valuable part of Australia’s history.

Ryan Donnelley

School Excursion Delight

Lovely visit with my son's class. The Tocal staff were very informative and the children loved the various activities and tasks. It was great to watch the children learn how things were very different back then, and really think about the luxuries they have now. Worth a visit.

Kayleigh Swallow


Tocal Homestead offers group tours for adults and heritage programs for schools. Tocal Homestead Function Centre is a premium venue for wedding receptions in the Hunter Valley.