Two hours north of Sydney, taking the M1 Freeway, Cessnock local government area is accessible following the directional signs to Cessnock / Vineyards.
The Hunter Expressway is a four lane highway connecting the M1 at the Newcastle junction to Kurri Kurri, Lovedale, and Wine Country Drive at Branxton. Review a comprehensive Hunter Expressway guide with map.
Tourist Drive 33 is the scenic route taking the M1 exit at Peats Ridge and journeying from Calga to Branxton via Historic Wollombi. Follow the Brown shields.
The Hunter Valley Way is a new self drive tour starting at the M1 at Freemans Waterhole and finishing at Merriwa where one can take their time to appreciate the ever changing scenery of the Hunter Valley. Follow the Hunter Valley Way Signs.
The Mellong Sector of the Greater Blue Mountains Drive is a major arterial road connecting the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area to the Hunter Valley via the Putty Road. A map and further information can be viewed at the following link: http://www.greaterbluemountainsdrive.com.au/interactive-map.php
Hire cars are also available and buses for large groups can be organised.