Peek Into The Past

Sunday 28th July 2024


Peek into the Past is when Tocal Homestead comes alive with the sights, sounds and smells of yesteryear. It is the perfect old-worldly day out for the whole family to become immersed in the nostalgia.

Music whispers across the site intermingling with the sounds of vintage machinery and the clanking of the blacksmiths hammer. The smell of freshly baked scones from the 200 year old wood-fired oven accompanied with a cup of tea is the perfect warmth you need on this winter’s day out. Make sure you enjoy a piece of damper from the camp fire, topped with ‘cocky’s joy’. Try your hand at traditional bush games, colonial family games or watch animals roam. Keep an eye out for the ‘redcoats’ of the soldiers of the 73rd Regiment of Foot; they will fire their muskets and march through the site – keeping law and order and the King’s peace. And they don’t mind if you wander around their encampment and chat to them about what they do.

Drop in to hear one of the history talks to learn how it all came about.

There are heritage clothing parades, machinery demonstrations, farm animals including calf feeding, tractors at work, and the original Rolls Royce of the Homestead on display. There will also be sheep shearing and working vintage machinery. On top of all that, there are lots of delicious homemade refreshments, or you can bring your own picnic to have on the lawn.

Example of Event Program (from 2023)


Click here to purchase your TICKETS!

**Please show your tickets to the gate keeper on the day, either on your phone, or printed. Please note, while there is a separate line for pre-purchased ticket holders, due to the nature of the site, sometimes there may still be congestion. Pre purchased tickets help us on the day with the flow of traffic. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.** 

Opening times:

10am to 3pm

Adults – $18 online / $20 at the gate
Concession – $13 online / $15 at the gate
Children 5-12 years – $3 online / $5 at the gate

In keeping with our heritage theme, cash is preferred for transactions on site, however eftpos is available. No cash out options on site. NO DOGS. Refunds only available up to 30 days prior to the event.