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Rural East

Peace and calm in the country side is only part of what this secluded and naturally beautiful area has to offer.

Great North Road - The Convict Trail

The Great North Road is a 240 km convict built masterpiece constructed between 1826 an 1836 to provide an overland route from Sydney to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. It was — and remains — an extraordinary feat of engineering as it traverses sandstone gorges, razorback ridges and towering passes. Much of the original convict built road remains in use today although a lot of the original surf...

Great North Road


Hunter Valley Retreat

A wonderful Hunter Valley hideaway set on 200 acres of beautiful Australian bush-land at the foot of the majestic Watgan Mountains just 20 minutes from the Hunter Valleys Wine region.

626 Sandy Creek Road, Quorrobolong


Hunter Valley Way - Scenic Drive

Hunter Valley Way is one of the newest self drive tours on the eastern seaboard of NSW. Starting at the M1 at Freeman’s Water Hole in Lake Macquarie and finishing at the end of the Hunter Valley in Merriwa on the Golden Highway.

Freeman's Waterhole - Kurri Kurri - Broke -Merriwa


Kitchener Poppethead Reserve

A park with picnic tables, shady areas, a walking trail and barbecue facilities welcomes you at Kitchener Poppet Head.

Quorrobolong Road, Kitchener


Lyrebird Studio

Lyrebird Studio in the Watagans is a secluded retreat on a rural property of over 40 hectares on the edge of the Watagan Mountains, 1.5 hours north from Sydney & 15 minutes from Cessnock allowing you to get away from technology & unwind, listen to the wind in the trees, and observe the local bird and wildlife.


Guests: 1 - 2 Bathrooms: 1

405 Wallaby Gully Road, Ellalong


Watagans State Forest Scenic Trail Walks

Watagans State Forest offers the perfect place to get away from it all and explore Australia’s native plants and wildlife. Just 30 Minutes from Cessnock it offers several well defined walking trails.

Watagans State Forest


Wedge-tail Loft & Wallaby Cottage

Nestled in the foothills of the Myall Range in the Watagans, this gorgeous loft and cottage is full of creative character and is ideal for your own escape to the country or as a comfortable base for visiting all that is available in the Hunter Valley.


Guests: 1 -6 Bathrooms : 1

Q4 Wallaby Gully Road, Ellalong


Richmond Vale Railway Museum

Leggetts Drive, Richmond Vale. PH: 02 4001 0197.

Wallis Creek Water Garden

47 Wallis Creek Lane, Mulbring . PH: 02 4938 0230.