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Vacy came into existence around 1828 as a private township established by the Cory family. John Cory Senior came out from England with his sons Edward and John Junior in 1823 and they soon received grants in the area.

Take a heritage walk around the town and see its historic buildings including St John's Church, Vacy Public School and the Farmers Hotel. Enjoy walking trails in the surrounding bushland or take a scenic drive along Summer Hill Road.

The rural nature of Vacy is demonstrated in the work of farmers managing beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, poultry and equine establishments, as well as other residents, retirees and working families with hobby farms and small acreages.

Vacy: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Vacy Bridge over Paterson River


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.




128 Main Road
Vacy, NSW, 2421

Located 0.6K from Vacy

Paterson Golf Club


Paterson is a Par 64 nine hole golf course open to the public seven days per week. Apart from a paid greenkeeper, employed two days per week, all other work is carried out by members who volunteer their time.

Saturday competition is open to both men and women with tee off time between 6:30am and 8:00am (no time sheets).

There is no social play before 10:30am




Paterson Golf Club,
Lot 21 Webbers Creek Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 6.7K from Vacy

Paterson Rail Motor Museum


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.




Webbers Creek Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 6.7K from Vacy

Paterson Historical Court House Museum


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".




King Street
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 7.3K from Vacy

Paterson Rail Motor Society


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.




Webbers Creek Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 7.4K from Vacy

Vacy: Events

Farmers Hotel New Year Celebrations


Celebrate the New Year in with a live band at Farmers Hotel. It is sure to be a great night!

The Farmers' hotel welcomes you with the coldest beer and heartiest meals. With friendly country service, the Farmers offers the perfect watering hole for the whole family. The bistro serves up Aussie country pub style meals.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec


Farmers Hotel,
792 Gresford Road
Vacy, NSW, 2421

Located 0.2K from Vacy

Rail Motor Society Open Day


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.


Event Dates
2016
      20th Aug
      15th Oct
      19th Nov


Rail Motor Society Depot,
Webbers Creek Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 6.6K from Vacy

Paterson Gallery Markets


Paterson Gallery Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month and present an eclectic mix of original paintings, craft, and collectables. Set in the picturesque backyard of the historic Paterson Post Office, you are invited to view the gallery and enjoy the rose garden on Duke Street in the heart of Paterson.

Enjoy a great variety of produce, beautiful handmade treasures, homemade craft and cooking. Buskers will entertain and everyone will have a very happy and enjoyable time.

Come and enjoy the day, look around the area, and you may even find some treasures within the stalls.


Event Dates
2016
      7th Aug
      4th Sep
      2nd Oct
      6th Nov
      4th Dec


Paterson Art Gallery,
Duke Street
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 7.4K from Vacy

Paterson New Year's Eve Festival


Join Paterson for New Year's Eve at Tucker Park and enjoy an exciting evening of live music, fireworks and children's entertainment. There's carnival fun, singing, dancing, games, face painting and more for the kids.

Gates open at 4pm, children's program starts at 6pm, main fireworks display at 9pm, with live music through till the midnight fireworks. Food and drinks are available to purchase.

The Paterson Festival is organised by volunteers from Paterson Rotary Club and the community, and sponsored by local businesses who believe in supporting their local community.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec


Tucker Park,
Tocal Road
Paterson, NSW, 2421

Located 7.6K from Vacy

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