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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".

Rail Motor Society Open Day

Webbers Creek Road, 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.

Hunter River Retreat

1090 Maitland Vale Road, Rosebrook NSW 2320
Leave the city behind and unwind on the veranda of your own private spa cottage, perhaps sipping a glass of fine Hunter Valley wine and do nothing but soak up the serenity and breath taking views that surround you at picturesque Hunter River Retreat. If you are looking for pure Australiana with iron roof, cedar cabins, wildlife and seclusion from other cabins, this is the place for you. For the more active there's bush walking, a tennis court and fishing in the Hunter River. A full day wine tour can be arranged which will pick you up from your cabin, or dinner reservations in local restaurants. Situated 10 minutes from Maitland this rural retreat has boutique wineries close by and the Pokolbin wineries are 25 minutes away....

Wine D Road Tours

1094 Maitland Vale Road, Rosebrook NSW 2320
Wine D Road Tours was born through a love of the Hunter Valley and a desire to show people everything the valley has to offer. You will discover the beautiful Hunter Valley as you spend your day at hand selected wineries, being guided through their offerings in private tastings. Each winery you visit has been hand selected to ensure thatyou are made to feel special and welcome, whilst enjoying some of the finest wines that the Hunter Valley showcases. The van that they operate is a Fiat Duccato Maxi. Much bigger than a Hiace, it seats only 10 people and is high enough for guests to stand inside. It also has significant cargo areas. Many operators use the Hiace and cram 15 guests in with no cargo space or headroom to stand. ...

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....