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Address: | Tocal, Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 249398888
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Beautiful Venue

The homestead and barn is a perfect venue for a wedding. We held ours in September on a weekend with perfect weather and the venue couldn't have been more wonderful. Our guests... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely buildings well maintained. Would be nice if they put as much care and concern into their animals as the buildings. Watched a piglet being stomped and attacked to death by other larger pigs to be told that's life and the pig was probably sick anyway. It may be life in the wild but in a pen at Tocal -... More 

Thank Jane S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The homestead and barn is a perfect venue for a wedding. We held ours in September on a weekend with perfect weather and the venue couldn't have been more wonderful. Our guests were very impressed with the setting which made for stunning photos. Only feedback I would give is to have options for catering companies as the one they currently... More 

Thank StefSpinks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Attended a Wedding at Tocal. The wedding was held in the grounds outside the homestead. What a perfect setting. Huge moreton bay fig trees provide an amazing backdrop for the wedding photographs as does the lake nearby. Reception held on site. Perfect in every way

1 Thank Dorrigogirl
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39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great historic site to wander around at the weekend, with farm buildings dating back to the 1820s, an 1830 convict-built stone barn and an 1830s convict barracks. The blacksmith's shop looks unchanged from the 1800s. The two-storey Tocal Homestead is interesting but fairly plain and stark, in contrast to the outbuildings which really have a lot of... More 

Thank Giacomo W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This is a review about the CB Alexander Agricultural College close to the historical homestead. During 50 years since its establishment , the facilities of the college has been extended year after year, and still it keeps the great atmosphere and totality. The harmony of traditional brick walls and timber roofs are so brilliant, and the extraordinary composition between many... More 

1 Thank 大造 横
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Truly amazing that this historical property has been so beautifully maintained. A credit to all who have helped to preserve it. A must see if you visit the Hunter Valley.

2 Thank Greengirl1961
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The homestead is well worth a look as it has some great historical buildings. We also did the Open day at the college which was brilliantly run and very informative. A lovely part of the world.

1 Thank John A
Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Have been to Tocal Homestead several times now. The actual open day they have each year is so worth the visit. Lots to see and do, and the history is amazing.

1 Thank Millers67
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Held a party here years ago and have been back scince great part of maitland history. Really feel the shivers in Malat's cell

1 Thank Aussietraveldude2088
Dungog, Australia
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Awesome place, beautiful settings, amazing history. Supposed to be haunted???

1 Thank Kathleen153

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