Here are some popular attractions worth visiting in the Hunter Valley and Newcastle area.
Hunter Valley + Newcastle
Watagan Mountains and Forests
Mount Faulk Rd, Cooranbong
The State Forests of Watagan attract thousands of visitors each year wanting to enjoy the scenic drives and many walking tracks. Picnic facilities are abundant, making the area popular for recreation and camping. Sections of the forests have been logged for timber since the 1830s and with today's effective management and regeneration program, the forest will survive and produce timber for hundreds of years to come.
Wollemi National Park
Putty Rd, Merriwa
Covering over 490,000 hectares, the Wollemi National Park is the largest wilderness area in NSW. Full of fascinating scenery to explore such as cliffs, waterfalls, rivers, forests, canyons and gorges not to mention the many recreational activities to enjoy such as picnics, bushwalking, canoeing and camping. Located 100 kms North West of Sydney with Merriwa and Lithgow entrances into the park being the main access points.
Wollombi Historical Village
Wollombi Rd, Wollombi
Situated in a valley on the convict built Great Northern Rd and only 30 kms South West of Cessnock, Wollombi is a classic 19th Century Australian village with several original sandstone buildings. Known for its Aboriginal legends and cave paintings, Wollombi used to be a ceremonial site for local tribes.