Cessnock is a vibrant country town, the gateway to Hunter Valley Wine Country.

Cessnock is the region’s hub for services and shopping and boasts diverse and affordable dining and accommodation options, only 6km from the vineyards. The town centre is ‘eat street’ offering a range of cafes, bakeries and the town boasts a reputation for great coffee. Browse the art gallery, attend a show at the Performing Arts Centre or explore the artistically decorated laneways while you browse the shops.

Things To Do

  • Vincent Street – stroll one of the longest main streets in Australia and grab a brew at a historic pub
  • Cessnock Performing Arts Centre – see the latest show
  • Shopping – fashion, gift shops and cafes
  • Cessnock Regional Art Gallery – unique and boutique exhibitions

Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre

455 Wine Country Drive Pokolbin NSW 2320 www.huntervalleyvisitorcentre.com.au | vic@cessnock.nsw.gov.au | 02 4993 6700

Things to see and do in Cessnock

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Hunter Valley Motel


Hunter Valley Motel offers clean and affordable accommodation moments from world class vineyards.

Location: Hunter Valley Motel, 30 Allandale Road, Cessnock NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.huntervalleymotel.com.au/Phone: 02 4990 1722

Tourist Drive 33


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/

Werakata National Park


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
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Cessnock Radio Cabs


Local taxi company servicing the vineyards and surrounding areas.

Location: 52 Cumberland Street, Cessnock 2325Website: http://www.cessnockradiocabs.com.au/Phone: 02 4990 1111

Kitchener Poppethead Reserve


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

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Rover Coaches


Providing transport to the Hunter Valley for winery concerts, large wedding groups, events,

Location: Cessnock NSW 2325Website: www.rovercoaches.com.auPhone: 02 4990 1699, 02 4990 1681

Peace Park: Chinaman's Hollow


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
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Vincent Street Kitchen & Bar


Step through the doors at Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar and relax in a space that is fresh, beautiful and just a little bit quirky. We offer casual dining with a sprinkle of flair and a dash of style, fantastic food made with local produce and a great place to sip a craft beer or a custom cocktail at our bar. Enjoy an all-round ah-mazing dining experience..

Location: 201 Vincent Street, CessnockWebsite: https://vincentstreet.com.au/Phone: (02) 4005 6766
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Aussie Rest Motel


The Aussie Rest Motel (formerly Australia Hotel Motel) offers quality and comfort. Be it business or pleasure the Aussie Rest is a great place to stay on your next Hunter Valley visit.

Location: Aussie Rest Motel Cessnock, Shedden Street, Cessnock NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.aussierest.com.au/Phone: 02 4991 4197
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Hotel Cessnock


Hotel Cessnock offers a modern B&B style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have air conditioning and TV's . Our restaurant provides above average meals at competitive prices and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Location: 234 Wollombi rd, cessnockWebsite: www.hotelcessnock.com.auPhone: 02 4990 1002
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Pedens Hotel


Peden's Hotel is so much more than your average Cessnock Hotel. At Peden’s you and the family can

Location: 196 Vincent Street, Cessnock 2325Website: www.pedenshotel.com.auPhone: 02 4990 1014
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Hunter Beer Co


Hunter Beer is the Hunter Valleys first microbrewery. Customers are able to sample at least 10 handcrafted, multi-award winning beers in a comfortable tasting area that adjoins the brewery and lets visitors see the operation in action.

Location: Wine Country Dr & Fleming St, Nulkaba 2325Website: http://hunterbeerco.com/Phone: 02 4991 7922
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Cessnock Plaza


Cessnock Plaza is your one-stop shopping destination with 2 free hours parking and conveniently located within the Cessnock CBD. We have all your food, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment needs covered.

Location: Cnr Cooper Street & Keene Street, Cessnock 2325Website: http://www.cesnockplaza.com.au/Phone: 02 6541 5340
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Bacchus on Love


Your vacation begins with us! Relax in the spa, put your feet up and unwind in the luxurious settings or spend a day at the wineries exploring the valley. Everything is at your door step here at Bacchus on Love so whatever you look for in a vacation, you can find it here.

Location: 37 Love Street, Cessnock NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://bacchusonlove.com/Phone: 0468 367 590
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The Mine Shaft Restaurant


The Mine Shaft is a family owned and run Restaurant located in Cessnock, in the heart of the N.S.W Hunter Valley.

Location: 109 Wollombi Road, Cessnock 2325Website: www.themineshaft.com.auPhone: 02 4990 6090

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.

Location: Watagans State Forest
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221 Restaurant at the Royal Oak Hotel


The Royal Oak Hotel in Cessnock is located at the gateway to the Hunter Valley Vineyards and is home to the multi-award winning 221 RESTAURANT & BAR - offering exceptional food at reasonable prices. We have a classic country Hotel, sympathetically updated, with an overall great atmosphere. An ideal place to stay overnight if attending a concert in the nearby vineyards, touring the Valley, or for indulging in a leisurely weekend of great food in one of the region’s best restaurants!

Location: 221 Vincent Street, Cessnock NSW 2325Phone: 02 4991 3700
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Thai Nature Massage


A Thai and Remedial massage experience with experienced and qualified therapists.

Location: THAI NATURE MASSAGE, Cumberland Street, Cessnock NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.thainaturemassage.com.au/Phone: 02 4991 3331
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Sushi Chat


Conveniently located in Cessnock Plaza, Sushi Chat offers first class Japanese cuisine that is guaranteed to suit all tastes.

Location: Shop 19, Cessnock Plaza, Keane Street, CessnockPhone: 02 4025 3718
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Abermain Hotel


Abermain Hotel has recently been purchased and is once again, a family owned and operated pub/hotel. The bar and bistro have all been recently renovated. We are located only a short drive to all the vineyards and we have regular events, trivia nights and live music to keep you entertained.

Location: 27 Charles st, AbermainWebsite: www.abermainhotel.com.auPhone: 02 4930 8619
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Rally School of Australia


Get behind the wheel or just simply relish the ride as you enjoy a rally driving experience like no other in our Turbo 4WD rally cars. We have over twenty turbo gravel rally cars and every one of them is designed to make you smile. Ideal birthday, Fathers day or Christmas gift, or just shout yourself!

Location: Corner of Quarrybylong & Macfarlane Streets, Cessnock, 2325Website: http://www.rallyschool.com.au/Phone: 1800 208 000
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Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley


Located in Cessnock, we are close enough to the vineyards to hear the buds bursting on the vines. Our central location provides you with the perfect base to explore the vineyards, cheese factories, chocolate shops, galleries, Hunter Valley Gardens, restaurants, historical villages of Wollombi and Morpeth and much more.

Location: 137 Mount View Road, Cessnock NSW, AustraliaWebsite: https://www.ingeniaholidays.com.au/hunter-valley/hunter-valley-1Phone: 1800 649 156
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Cessnock Motel


Comfortable, affordable and conveniently located in Cessnock, with first rate hospitality, this four star accommodation is close to the Hunter Valley's world famous vineyards, golf courses and restaurants.

Location: Cessnock Motel, 13 Allandale Road, Cessnock NSW, AustraliaWebsite: http://www.cessnockmotel.com.au/Phone: 02 4990 2699
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Australia Hotel


The Australia Hotel Cessnock is home to the Aussie Bistro. We are located ten minutes drive to the center of the Hunter Valley Wineries and three Championship Golf Courses, Hunter Valley Zoo and the multi tourism award winner Hunter Valley Gardens.

Location: 136 Wollombi Road, Cessnock NSW 2335Website: http://www.australiahotel.com.au/Phone: 02 4990 1256
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Wine Country Motor Inn


Four Star Rated, 50 room CBD Accommodation Hotel conveniently located in the centre of Cessnock City. Modern contemporary designed, excellent quality accommodation, 5-10 minutes from renowned Hunter Valley Vineyards and Hunter Valley Gardens.

Location: 5 Darwin Street, Cessnock 2325Website: https://winecountrymotorinn.com.au/Phone: 02 4993 2999, 02 4993 2998
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Bhutra Thai Massage Spa


At Bhutra Thai Massage Cessnock, we offer a wide range of therapeutic and relaxing massage services. Our experienced and well trained massage therapists will help you revive from your daily work stress or chronic pain leaving your fully refreshed and revived.

Location: 185 Wollombi Road, Cessnock 2325Website: http://cessnock.thaimassagespa.com.au/Phone: 02 4991 2630
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Cessnock Performing Arts Centre


The Cessnock Performing Arts Centre offers annual performance programs comprising drama, comedy, ballet and live music. We have a solid reputation for presenting high quality performances from both international and interstate touring companies. In addition to this, we have shown ourselves as a significant player in audience development and community engagement.

Location: 198 Vincent Street, Cessnock 2325Website: http://www.cessnockperformingartscentre.com.au/Phone: 02 4993 4266
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Cessnock Leagues Club


Cessnock Leagues Club is one of the largest entertainment venues in the Wine Country offering bars, live entertainment, restaurant, conference facilities, and much much more.

Location: 1 Darwin Street, CessnockWebsite: www.cessnockleagues.com.auPhone: 02 4993 2655