Homestead Tours

Guided tours of Tocal Homestead heritage site and Tocal College farms make the perfect day out for seniors and special interest groups

A two hour guided tour of the heritage site will entertain the visitor with stories of the characters and activities at Tocal over the past 200 years. See the barn the Colonial Architect designed, hear about a lad who went on to become Captain Thunderbolt and learn about a wealthy businessman’s vision to change the lives of destitute children.

The tour can be extended to see the unique architecture of Tocal Agricultural College and then an informative guided bus tour around the working enterprises on the Tocal farms. Travelling around the picturesque farm, visitors see Angus beef cattle, sheep, working horses, the dairy and at times, the free range hens. Lunch is included with the guided tour and is a traditional farmer’s baked dinner, with dessert and tea or coffee, served in the College Dining Hall.


Half Day Seniors’ Special*

10.30am – 1.30pm
Guided tour of Tocal Homestead, followed by lunch and a visit to the Tocal Chapel and EA

Hunt Hall.

$32.00 per head ($35.00 on weekends)

Full Day Seniors’ Special*

10.30am – 2.45pm
Guided tour of Tocal Homestead, followed by lunch, visit to Tocal Chapel and EA Hunt Hall
then tour of the working farms, finishing at the Dairy to see the afternoon milking.

$42.00 per head ($45.00 on weekends)


*Groups fewer than 20 people welcome, however an additional surcharge will apply. Cancellation fees apply for groups who do not notify of cancellation from two weeks out. 


Morning or afternoon tea (tea/coffee, biscuits and slices) can be provided on arrival for an additional $8 per head.

Usual arrival time is 10.30am, however it can be modified to suit your requirements.

The tour involves a moderate amount of walking on level gravel and grass and has an option of going upstairs to view the upper floor of the house.

Wheelchairs and walkers can be accommodated with a slightly modified tour.

Bookings are essential and can be made for any day of the year.

Smaller groups are most welcome with a small surcharge to meet our minimum fee.

All dietary requirements can be catered for, provided notice is given.

Coach drivers & tour leaders are provided tours and meals free of charge.