Douglas Vale Historic Homestead is the oldest timber homestead in the Hastings Region, built 1862. Also the last remaining vineyard, dating from 1863. The homestead and its curtilage is classified by the National Trust of Australia and is included in Port Macquarie Hastings Council's list of Heritage Sites.

There is also a family connection to the oyster farming industry on the Hastings River.

The property is fully run by Volunteers. it is the only volunteer run homestead and vineyard in Australia.

Free tours of the Homestead and grounds are available on Opening Days of Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3pm.

Tasting of wines produced from the vines are also available, and wine can be purchased on site.

Open days, wine sales and donations are critical to the ongoing conservation of the homestead. They hold three open days each year, the next one will be the Heritage Open Day on April 21 from 9:30am until 2:30pm.

This listing was updated on 04/08/2019 by DOUGLAS VALE CONSERVATION GROUP INC. Port Macquarie-Hastings Council accepts no liability for inaccuracies or errors in the above listing.


  • Created with Sketch.
    235 Oxley Highway, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, 2444
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.
  • Created with Sketch.
    02 6584 3792
  • Created with Sketch.
    Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Winter Escape Inspiration

Flaming Cocktails At Zebu
Akuna Luxury Waterfront Retreat View From Living Area

Try a different kind of break

Log off early Friday and be in Port Macquarie by sunset for cocktails and the perfect start to a weekend.

Find the best luxury retreats on the coast

Looking to lay your head in a lap of luxury this Winter?  You'll be surprised by what's on offer.

Get the latest

Subscribe to our newsletter for all the local updates.