Tomago House

Established in the 1840s, this country residence with its fine verandahs and cool cellars was once the heart of a vast agricultural estate. Tomago House is currently closed to the public.

Located in Worimi Country, the 859-acre stretch of land on the Hunter River was transferred to barrister Richard Windeyer in 1839 and given the Aboriginal name for the area, Tomago, meaning sweet waters.

Windeyer built Tomago House in the mid 19th century, forming the country residence of one of the nation’s leading politico-legal figures.

Beautifully preserved, the house today features verandahs overlooking pastoral land, interiors reflecting three generations of family life, and a pretty stone chapel within the grounds.

Plan your visit

Tomago House


421 Tomago Road
Tomago, NSW 2322


Closed until further notice

(02) 4964 8123
Entry Fees:

National Trust members – FREE
Adult - $5
Concession* - $4
Child (under 5 years) – FREE
*Concession applies for full-time students, seniors, pensioners and children aged 5-15 years.

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Work on the Tomago House started in the early 1840s. The vineyard was established, with plantings from James King of Irrawang, who was known to be producing good wines by 1840.

The builder of Tomago House, Samuel Bartlett, died in 1844 and there is some conjecture as to whether or not the property was ever completed.

When Tomago’s owner Richard Windeyer died in 1847, his widow Maria took over the running of the vast agricultural property on her own. Maria also added a Chapel built in 1860-1861. Maria’s interest in the property is thought to have continued after her death, with inexplicable sightings of an elderly woman rocking in her chair on the verandah and keeping a watchful eye in the cellars. Find out more about Richard Windeyer.

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