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Tours of Tocal Homestead and the Tocal College farms are available on any day by prior arrangement and are ideal for larger groups and schools.

A two hour guided tour of the Homestead can be tailored to the interests of your group and will take in the highlights of the heritage site, including the Homestead, the Blackett Barn, Thunderbolt's Cottage and a range of original outbuildings and yards.

Farm tours provide an opportunity to view the beautiful 2200 hectare property. The tour includes the beef, horse, dairy and sheep enterprises as well as the natural features of the historic landscape. Tocal is a working farm so tours are able to view the seasonal activities of the farm operations.

Groups can also visit Tocal College, CB Alexander Campus, and inspect its unique buildings. Buildings of note include the famous Tocal Chapel and EA Hunt Hall, designed by architects Philip Cox and Ian McKay.

Our most popular tours are the 'Seniors Specials'. Choose from either:

'Half Day' - Homestead guided tour (2 hours) followed by a hot lunch, with dessert and tea/coffee in the Dining Hall OR
'Full Day' - Homestead guided tour (2 hours) followed by a hot lunch with dessert, tea/coffee in the Dining Hall. Then a short tour of some of the College buildings and a tour of the farm, finishing up at the Dairy in time for the afternoon milking.


  • Half Day Senior Special $30 per head ($33 per head on weekends)
  • Full Day Senior Special $38.50 per head ($44 per head on weekends)
  • Homestead Tour $12 per head
  • Farm Tour $12 per head
  • Morning/Afternoon tea $5 per head

We welcome smaller groups with a small surcharge per head to meet our minimum fee.

Please phone the Coordinator to discuss your needs and special requirements.

Bookings are essential to ensure your group has satisfactory access to the property. Coach drivers are provided tours and meals free of charge.

For more information or to make a booking contact the Homestead Coordinator by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 02 4939 8901.