Surrounded by the Yengo National Park and Watagan Mountains, the Wollombi Valley is the perfect location for enjoying the great outdoors! Bushwalking, bike riding, 4WD tracks and scenic drives are just some of the great outdoor activities available when you visit the Wollombi Valley! Or just relax at your accommodation watching the hundreds of wallabies and water birds that congregate around the many dams and water holes. Every season the local landscape turns it on with an ever-changing vista and explosion of colour. Autumn brings crisp days and changing reds, oranges and browns of the many deciduous trees. As Winter advances, the valleys are shrouded by morning mist, providing great photographic opportunities. Spring brings another colour change, as the wattles bloom with their bright yellow flowers. Finally, Summer heralds long days and cool nights, and the best time for the open-air symphonies provided by the many bird and nocturnal species that call Wollombi home!

Photo of Howes Trail

Drive through open forests along Howes Trail, a must-do 4WD touring route in Yengo National Park.

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Photo of Old Great North Road Bike Ride

Mountain bike or walk the Old Great North Road. It’s an important piece of Australia’s history and part of the Convict Sites of Australia World Heritage Area.

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Photo of Yango Walking Track

Yango walking track in Yengo National Park takes hikers through pristine wilderness, including rainforest, and offers outstanding views.

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Photo of Slacks Park

Visit Slacks Park in the Wollombi village. A great fenced playground for the kids, public toilets, BBQ's and picnic tables.

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Photo of Olney State Forest

Olney State Forest has a range of visitor facilities, such as walking tracks, picnic areas and campgrounds.

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Photo of Boarding House Dam

Boarding House Dam picnic area is a must-see starting point for any trip into Watagans National Park. Enjoy an easy rainforest wall past moss covered walls.

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Photo of Willow’s Leap Equestrian

An equestrian training facility with cross country jumps, show jump arena and dressage arenas.

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Photo of Great North Walk

The section of the walk in Watagans National Park features great scenic lookouts and wonderful birdwatching. It is best suited to experienced bushwalkers.

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Photo of Turners Walking Track

Steep and challenging, Turners Walking Track in Watagans National Park boasts rainforest views, historic heritage and superb birdwatching.

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Photo of Yengo National Park

Take in the spectacular views, immerse yourself in World Heritage-listed wilderness, and visit Aboriginal cultural heritage sites at Yengo National Park.

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Photo of Finchley Lookout

Finchley Trig offers 360-degree views over the park, with a viewing platform and interpretation board, and a well-preserved aboriginal engraving site nearby.

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Photo of Watagans National Park

Watagans National Park boasts some of the country’s finest rainforest scenery. Moss-covered walls and boulders, towering canopies of red cedars.

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Photo of Wollombi Tennis & Croquet Club

Keys and payment are through the Wollombi General Store in the Main Street. Racquets and balls may be hired.

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Photo of Watagan Creek Road to Flat Rock

This walk starts on Watagan Creek Road and climbs steeply up the bush track through forest.

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Photo of Heaton State Forest

Heaton State Forest has a range of visitor facilities, such as walking tracks, picnic areas and campgrounds.

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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 Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park

Family run wildlife sanctuary where you'll see a range of native wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, emus and reptiles. Open daily.

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Photo of Circuit Flat Walking Track

Stroll 5.5kms through Yengo National Park to Circuit Flat Bridge – the fourth-oldest bridge in Australia, built by convicts in 1831.

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Photo of Big Yango Loop Trail

A great way to get away from it all and explore this rugged landscape is on the Big Yango Loop Trail. The 22km trail includes some steep climbs and descents.

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Photo of 4WD Tracks @ Mulla Villa

with the residence being built in 1840. There is lots to do at Mulla Villa including bushwalks and 4WD tracks.

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Somewhere Unique, Hunter Valley Couples Retreat

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