Getting There

By Car
Located 20 minutes from Maitland City, make your way to Tocal Homestead through Lorn and Bolwarra towards Paterson. Entry is via the white picket fence, left hand side of the road at 957 Tocal Road.

By coach
Please direct your bus driver through the Homestead entry gate 957 Tocal Road and up to the coach parking area located to the right.


What to Bring

A few simple preparations before you visit will make sure your time at the Tocal Homestead historical site is the best it can be. The historical site covers more than 140 acres of open land. While you will explore a number of intact buildings during your visit, your visit will also be spent outdoors exploring the gardens and grounds.

Dress in comfortable, layered clothing. Wear comfortable shoes, suitable for walking, pack sunscreen and a hat. Check the weather forecast before your visit and dress for the conditions. If visiting us on the weekend, bring a picnic blanket and a packed lunch to enjoy on the grounds!

Your group and school tours will be conducted both in and outside. While we have suitable arrangements to cater for wet weather options, there are limited undercover walkways. We suggest on these days that you bring an umbrella, and suitable wet weather shoes, to be as comfortable as you can during your visit.

Sunscreen and wet-weather ponchos can also be purchased in our Visitor Centre.

Opening Hours

The Tocal Homestead is open every Sunday, March through to November

House, grounds and visitor centre

Open March – November, 10am3pm.
Tocal Homestead is open on Sundays to the public. Bring a picnic to have on the lawns, enjoy the gardens, and follow the maps as you explore the site with your own audio guides. Devonshire teas and refreshments, along with publications and items made by the Friends of Tocal are on offer at the Visitor Centre.
Adults – $11
Concession – $5.50
Children under 16 – Free
Sunday Public Holidays – CLOSED