223 Grindle Road Wacol
Saturday : 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Sunday : 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
General access (self guided)

Step out of the city and back in time… at Brisbane’s oldest surviving residential farmhouse around 16km Southwest 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 visitors 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 personal items belonging to the original owners and a horse hair mattress in the bedroom.

The larder, a meat room, and the Maid’s quarters with a scullery are all in the cellars – the air is cooler down there, and noises can be heard along with the temperature change; there might be some paranormal activity too!

Admire the picturesque views from the veranda and you cannot miss the beautiful old Fig Tree that’s been standing for over 168 years and is part of National Trust’s Significant Trees.

Tour Information

Tour Tips

Some rooms are not accessible by wheelchair, walker or pram.

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