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Welcome to

Tocal Homestead

Historical site 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.

Please note that Tocal Homestead is currently closed due to the Coronoavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

The NSW Department of Primary Industries is introducing proactive measures to limit the impact of COVID-19 at Tocal College campuses and through our industry training programs.

Tocal have adopted social distancing measures including cancelling public events. This includes the cancellation of the Tocal College graduation ceremonies and the 2020 Tocal Field Days.

Current advice from the NSW Government for students, their parents/carers and affected staff is:

  • Any confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded until they are medically cleared to return.
  • Close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19 will be excluded for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case.
  • All travellers to Australia will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
  • Students and staff who have returned to Australia and have shown no symptoms during the 14-day home-isolation period are able to return to training or work.

NSW Health has processes in place to identify any close contacts of cases confirmed in Australia. A close contact is a person who has spent significant time either face to face (15 minutes) or in an enclosed space (2 hours or more) as someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. It is advising these close contacts about not attending work, school or early childhood and childcare services.

Consistent with current guidelines, students and staff who are unwell with respiratory illness should remain at home until symptoms resolve.

In accordance with our current practice if any student becomes unwell we will implement our infection control guidelines and follow the advice provided by NSW Health as appropriate.

For more information, visit the Health NSW website, or call us on 02 4939 8901.

Love, love, love!

What a perfect retreat to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary this weekend. We can’t recommend this couples accommodation in the country highly enough! From the friendly, passionate, hardworking staff (Rennae, Michael & Carol) to the bespoke boutique room with beautiful amenities & indulgent brekkie all surrounding this historic property - it’s simply divine in every way. Thank you for making my surprise come true!


Fantastic Wedding Venue

Thanks so much to Tocal Homestead for hosting our wedding. We were blown away by the spectacular scenery and friendly nature of everyone on the property! Thank you.


Heritage Experience

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.

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Farm Stay

An amazing old Homestead. A wonderful place for a quite getaway and a great place to spend a lazy Sunday wandering the grounds and lovely old homestead.

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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.