Nature and Outdoor

The Hunter Valley is naturally beautiful, surrounded by peaceful bushland and breathtaking mountain views. Experience nature by exploring our National Parks, State Forests and Conservation Areas. See a kangaroo, observe the many species of birds and admire the native wildlife, while bush walking, mountain biking or touring the gardens.

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Watagans State Forest Scenic Trail Walks

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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.

Location: Watagans State Forest

Yengo National Park

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Only two hours drive from Sydney or Newcastle, yet remarkably secluded, Yengo National Park offers spectacular views, remote wilderness and Aboriginal cultural heritage.

Location: Yengo National Park

Peace Park: Chinaman's Hollow

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Peace Park is a beautiful community park, with an excellent playground, BBQ facilities and amenities as well as a unique walking trail.

Location: Cessnock Road, Weston 2326Website: http://www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/sport/parks

Werakata National Park

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Escape to natural scenery, enjoy a picnic, bush walk or challenge your skills on a mountain bike.

Location: Lomas Lane, Nulkaba 2325Website: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/werakata-national-park

Tourist Drive 33

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Planning a visit to Hunter Valley Wine Country and hoping to take the road less travelled? Why not enjoy a scenic drive on Tourist Drive 33, along the Great North Road or Convict Trail, and through the beautiful NSW countryside. Tourist Drive 33 is the scenic gateway to the spectacular Hunter Valley stretching from the Peats Ridge exit on the M1 near Sydney, to Branxton in the heart of wine country along the historic Great North Road.

Location: Calga - Wollombi - Cessnock - Pokolbin - BranxtonWebsite: http://www.touristdrive33.com.au/

Great North Walk - Bimbadeen - Mount Bright

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Take in the scenic views from the Bimbadeen Lookout on the Great North Walk. A beautiful outlook that overlooks the city of Cessnock and connects to bushwalking and mountain biking tracks in the beautiful Mount View sub region.

Location: Mount Bright Road, Mount View

Kitchener Poppethead Reserve

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

Hunter Valley Gardens Closed nowOpens at 09:00:AM tomorrow

Hunter Valley Gardens

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Set in the heart of Pokolbin, NSW, Hunter Valley Gardens has established itself as a diverse tourist attraction, complementing Australia’s oldest wine producing region.

Location: Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.hvg.com.au/Phone: 02 4998 4071

Lake St Clair

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Lake St Clair is nestled among the undulating hills at the foot of Mount Royal Range, approximately 30 minutes north of Singleton.

Location: Lake St Clair, Carrowbrook NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.singleton.nsw.gov.au/Index.aspx?NID=139