Brisbane Open House
223 Grindle Road Wacol
Saturday : 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday : 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
General access (self guided) // Volunteer lead - historical tour

Step out of the city and back in time…at Brisbane’s oldest surviving residential farmhouse!

Wolston Farmhouse dates back to 1852, and is just a 16klm Northwest of the Brisbane CBD, at Wacol.

It was the first property to be taken care of by the National Trust of Australia (Queensland) and now welcomes thousands of people through its doors each year.

Share a glimpse into the Early Settler’s way of life, when you tour this 19th Century rural gem.

Learn about the past residents of Wolston Farmhouse and the influential roles they had in the evolution of Brisbane. It’s a pioneer’s powerhouse.

The Heritage listed homestead has six rooms, all displaying artefacts from its original era, including a pianola in the parlour and horse hair mattresses in the bedrooms.

Book in for a Devonshire tea, sit back and admire the picturesque views from the veranda or take part in some vintage lawn games* terms and conditions apply

Wolston Farmhouse and its surrounding estate is also a unique wedding and events venue, offering a beautiful rural and rustic setting, with stunning photo opportunities.

Wolston Farmhouse is open every Saturday and Sunday, between 10am and 2pm.
Entry is free for National Trust members, $12 for non-members.

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: 10.15am 11.15am 12.15pm 1.15pm Meeting Point : Under the Fig Tree

Tour Tips

Register at the building on arrival, Great for kids, Some rooms are not accessible by wheelchair, walker or pram.

Additional Activities

Food & Beverage, Cafe open for Devonshire Tea.

Dress Requirements

No heels

Wheelchair access


Is Heritage listed


Architect unknown, but land was laid out by surveyor William Pettigrew in 1852.
1852 - two-room brick cottage over a sandstone basement. The house was shingled and had a detached kitchen. 1860- kitchen and parlour sandstone extentions 1870s - a cedar annexe added for children's bedrooms