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Bunna Bunoo Olive Grove

237 Fishers Hill Road, Vacy NSW 2421

Proudly owned and run by the Iacono family, Bunna Bunoo olive grove produces the Hunter Valley's finest olive oil. Located on the Paterson River in the beautiful upper Hunter Valley region, the hot summers and cool crisp winters create ideal conditions for cultivating olives. Treat yourself and visit Bunna Bunoo to learn how olives get from the tree to your table. Personal tours available to all visitors (bus groups) and will take you around the grove and their purpose-built olive processing. Then visit the grove shop for tastings and to view local artisan art and crafts. To complement their range of oils, both natural and infused, Bunna Bunoo produce table olives cured using traditional Italian methods. Black, White and Caramelised Balsamic Vinegars are available plus a delicious array of sweets, chutneys and marmalades produced from the groves' orchard. Morning and afternoon tea available.

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Vacy Bridge over Paterson River

128 Main Road, Vacy NSW 2421
Completed in 1898, the Vacy Bridge is an early example of an Allan type timber truss road bridge and in 1998 was in good condition. As a timber truss road bridge, it has many associational links with important historical events, trends, and people, including the expansion of the road network and economic activity throughout NSW, and Percy Allan, the designer of this type of truss. Allan trusses were third in the five-stage design evolution of NSW timber truss bridges, and were a major improvement over the McDonald trusses which preceded them. Allan trusses were 20 per cent cheaper to build than McDonald trusses, could carry 50 per cent more load, and were easier to maintain. The Vacy Bridge is located in the Hunter region, and it gains heritage significance from its proximity to the high concentration of other historic bridges in the area.
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Paterson Rail Motor Museum

Webbers Creek Road, Paterson NSW 2421
The depot in the old Paterson Goods Yards houses the Society's Museum collection of rail motors and other rolling stock items. The Museum is located opposite Paterson Railway Station on the North Coast Line to Brisbane. Road access and visitor entrance to the Museum is located off the end of Church Street. Visit Paterson Rail Motor Museum and see the old station masters residence that has been restored to it 1930s exterior and appearance colour scheme by State Rail Heritage. The residence provides a reception centre for visitors, facility for members and houses a display for railway memorabilia for both the steam and diesel era. Key items on display include a pair or NSWGR standard block telegraph instruments and large and miniature electric staff instruments formerly used by training at the Newcastle Railway Institute. The museum also includes one of the few remaining standard NSWGR good sheds.
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Tocal Homestead

Tocal Homestead, Tocal Road, Paterson NSW 2421
Tocal has one of Australia's finest collections of colonial farm buildings dating from the 1830's. The Homestead is open at weekends from March to November. Important rural heritage because much, including barns, stables and the original residence built in 1822, remains intact. The Homestead (built in 1841) is set on a 2200 hectare property encompassing natural wetlands, dry sclerophyll forests and rainforest remnants. The Homestead is presented in the context of original outbuildings and sheds that contribute to the fascinating story of Tocal. Farm tours provide an opportunity to experience 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 visitors are able to view the seasonal activities of the farm operations.
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Paterson Rail Motor Society

5 Webbers Creek Road, Webbers Creek NSW 2421
The Rail Motor Society is based about 50 kilometres north of Newcastle in the historic town of Paterson. Operated by volunteers dedicated and passionate about restoring, maintaining and operating rail motors. The group operates out of the old Paterson Goods Yard, affectionately named 'The Depot' and consists of a large working shed and rail yard. Experience the glory days dating back to 1923, view some of the best conserved heritage rolling stock in NSW. The Rail Motor Society also offers visitors unique tours on board the historical rail motors, both around the local area and across the state, please contact them for further information. The depot and museum site is open to the public on the third Saturday of every month (except December) and entry is by gold coin donation. Other times by appointment. The Society can also provide guest speakers for meetings or other group engagements, contact the Secretary.
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Paterson Historical Court House Museum

King Street, Paterson NSW 2421
Paterson Court House, built in 1857, was the centre of justice in the district, housing many policemen. In 1973, a small group of locals met in Paterson's School of Arts building to look into the possibility of forming a group to preserve the local region's history. They had no guidelines to work on, except to collect photographs of Paterson as it was in the early days, along with old stories, papers, and any other memorabilia from Paterson's past. Dungog Shire Council at this time offered the Court House to any group in Paterson willing to use it and take care of the building. The Court House provided a place to display the mounting number of items which were being donated, and a location for historical interest in the area. The first name chosen for the organisation was the "Paterson Preservation Society", but this was changed to the "Paterson Historical Society".

Vacy Bridge over Paterson River

128 Main Road, Vacy NSW 2421
Completed in 1898, the Vacy Bridge is an early example of an Allan type timber truss road bridge and in 1998 was in good condition. As a timber truss road bridge, it has many associational links with important historical events, trends, and people, including the expansion of the road network and economic activity throughout NSW, and Percy Allan, the designer of this type of truss. Allan trusses were third in the five-stage design evolution of NSW timber truss bridges, and were a major improvement over the McDonald trusses which preceded them. Allan trusses were 20 per cent cheaper to build than McDonald trusses, could carry 50 per cent more load, and were easier to maintain. The Vacy Bridge is located in the Hunter region, and it gains heritage significance from its proximity to the high concentration of other historic bridges in the area....

Cabins in the Clouds

424 Moonabung Road, Vacy NSW 2421
Romantic, secluded, unique - just for adults! Three cosy, comfortable spa cabins nestled among the gums, a tennis court, a swimming pool, stunning views as far as the eye can see and beautiful grounds to wander, soak up the natural, peaceful atmosphere and just... be yourselves. Choose from two valley view spa cabins: Peta with two en suite bedrooms for two to four, Jabiru with one bedroom, or Tallarook the garden view spa cabin with a romantic king size four poster bed upstairs. Relax in your own outdoor turbo spa, rejuvenate with a massage or spa treatment in the comfort of your cabin, have a hit of tennis, swim in the pool or in the cooler months, cosy up in front of the log fire. The perfect venue for romantic getaways, anniversaries, mini-moons or elopement weddings. Packages include sparkling wine and quality chocolates. Romance packages available too. ...

Rail Motor Society Open Day

Rail Motor Society Depot, Paterson NSW 2421
The Rail Motor Society Open Day is held on the third Saturday of each month. It is an opportunity for the general public to view the operations of the Rail Motor Society Depot and Museum at Paterson. The Rail Motor Society was establish in 1984. The collection spans 1926 to 1961, and includes a 42 foot Rail Motor from 1961, as well as a 720 Class Driving Trailer Car. The 13 collections of different rail Motor and Trailer Cars are a must for all train enthusiasts. Tours are also available....
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Peek into the Past

Tocal Homestead, Paterson NSW 2421
Peek into the Past is when TocalĀ  Homestead comes alive with the sights and sounds (and smells) of yesteryear. It is a wonderful old fashioned day out for all the family. Grandparents will reminisce, there's nostalgia for the parents and the children will make some very interesting discoveries about our past.

red-coatThe sounds of working horses and heritage tractors and machinery mingle with the aromas of scones and apple pies baking in the old wood stove. Make sure you see the blacksmiths working at the forge and then enjoy a piece of damper from the camp fire, topped with 'cocky's joy'. Try your hand at the ancient art of water divining or a traditional bush game. Then watch the local straw broom maker at work - he'd be happy to sell you one.

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.

Shearing-sheepThere is a heritage clothing parade, machinery demonstrations, farm animals, cart rides with Harry the Clydesdale and tractors at work. There is sheep shearing and working vintage machinery. On top of all that, there's lots of delicious homemade refreshments, or you can bring your own picnic to have on the lawn.

Tocal Homestead

Tocal Homestead, Paterson NSW 2421
Tocal has one of Australia's finest collections of colonial farm buildings dating from the 1830's. The Homestead is open at weekends from March to November. Important rural heritage because much, including barns, stables and the original residence built in 1822, remains intact. The Homestead (built in 1841) is set on a 2200 hectare property encompassing natural wetlands, dry sclerophyll forests and rainforest remnants. The Homestead is presented in the context of original outbuildings and sheds that contribute to the fascinating story of Tocal. Farm tours provide an opportunity to experience 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 visitors are able to view the seasonal activities of the farm operations....