An easy 1km walk that takes in the historic buildings and surrounds of Wollombi. A map is available at the Wollombi Museum. You can also enjoy a gentle walk that follows the Wollombi Brook, beginnning at the Wollombi road west of cemetry (sign posted).
An easy 1km walk that takes in the historic buildings and surrounds of Wollombi. A map is available at the Wollombi Museum. You can also enjoy a gentle walk that follows the Wollombi Brook, beginnning at the Wollombi road west of cemetery (sign posted).
Wander around the historical village of Wollombi.
1. St John’s Anglican Church – Foundation stone laid 1846, Consecrated 1849 by Bishop Tyrrell.
2. Wollombi Tavern – a wine saloon that has traded since 1868.
3. Endeavour Museum – original site of the timber court house and lockup – has also been used as a police station.
4. Police Residence – Wollombi has a continuous police establishment since the 1850’s.
5. The Forge – site of a blacksmith and wagon builder who operated from 1870’s – 1930’s.
6. St Michael’s Catholic Church – built at Cunneen’s Bridge in 1840, relocated to this site after the flood of 1893. Featuring gothic style doors and windows.
7. Former Overland Telegraph Office – Post Office established 1839, and telegraph office 1860. Two offices combined in 1882.
8. Wollombi Cottage – dates back to 1840 through to have been the Clerk of Petty Sessions Building.
9. Wollombi Store – the original store to supply the township and surrounds.
10. Kenny’s Folly – Built around 1890m the two storey stone building was later leased to Gordon Edgell of Edgell’s canned food fame.
11. The Old Barn – the present building was originally the local hall.
12. Wollombi Cemetery – consecreted by Bishop Tyrrell in 1849, behind the cemetery is the mill pond. A flour mill was used to grind the wheat. The twin gabled roof of Wollombi House can be viewed from here.
13. Wollombi School – built in 1881.
14. Picnic Table – overlooking the mill pond.
15. Flour Mill – originally stood on opposite side of mill pond to the cemetery, powered by horses turning a capstan, later replaced by a steam engine. Burned down in 1904.
16. ANZAC Reserve – an ANZAC monument is observed.