Prior to European settlement, the land now occupied by Wollombi Village was a significant meeting point for coastal Aboriginal peoples. Wollombi meansmeeting place” or “meeting place of the waters” and is an important ceremonial meeting place. There are over 300 significant Aboriginal sites dating back over 13,000 years with many sites in Yengo National Park and surrounds, well-preserved and can be visited today via walking and driving tracks. Steeped in colonial history, Wollombi was established as the administrative centre of the district in the 1830’s. Remnants of the original, convict built Great North Road are still visible today as you make your descent into the Wollombi Valley along Tourist Drive 33. Many buildings in Wollombi Village and surrounding private homes are well preserved examples of Australia’s convict and colonial history. Take the Historic Wollombi Walk or follow the Convict Trail to experience some of Wollombi’s convict history.

Photo of Historical Wollombi Village Walk

An easy 1km walk that takes in the historic buildings and surrounds of Wollombi. A map is available at the Wollombi Museum.

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Photo of Finchley Cultural Walk

An astonishing wealth of ancient Aboriginal rock art, as well as great insights into Aboriginal history, draws visitors to the Finchley Cultural Walk.

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Photo of Wollombi Endeavour Museum

Wollombi’s local museum contains an interesting collection from the rich colonial past of the Cessnock and Wollombi districts.

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Photo of Wollombi Cemetary

Consecrated in 1849 by Bishop Tyrrell, many pioneers of the district are buried here. Behind the cemetery is the mill pond.

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Photo of St. John’s Anglican Church (c1849)

St John’s offers couples the opportunity to have their complete wedding ceremony conducted by an Anglican minister in the historic church.

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Photo of Grays Inn Wollombi

Grays Inn has been fully restored containing three air-conditioned guest rooms. An historic building in the town center of Wollombi

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Photo of Great North Road – Convict Trail

From which ever direction you approach Wollombi, you are travelling along parts of the Convict Trail. Explore the Great North Road.

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Photo of Mulla Villa Guesthouse

Mulla Villa Guesthouse is part of Australia's early colonial history with the residence being built in 1840.

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Photo of Saint Michael’s Church

Welcoming all denominations and civil ceremonies while still remaining a Catholic place of worship, this historic sandstone was built in 1840.

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