Prior to European settlement, the land now occupied by Wollombi Village was a significant meeting point for coastal Aboriginal peoples. Wollombi means “meeting 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.