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.

Quick Facts

Vacy is a small New South Wales Rural Location within the local government area of Dungog, it is located approximately 152kms from the capital Sydney covering an area of 65.448 square kilometres. Vacy has a recorded population of 625 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.

If you are planning a visit to Vacy we’ve put together some of the things nearby that you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Vacy and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.

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Wallaby Room

Shepherds Gully

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Bella Wind Bed and Breakfast

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Gum Tree Heaven

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Wallalong House

Wallalong House

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Donnybrook Eco Retreat

Donnybrook Eco Retreat

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Camp on Allyn

Camp on Allyn

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