Local Attractions  & Shops

Visit historic Wollombi, Hunter Valley

There are a range of unique attractions and retail shops throughout the Wollombi Valley. If you are visiting the vineyards to enjoy wine tasting at boutique wineries, why not pop in on any one of the cellar doors along the Wollombi Valley Wine Trail. Remember to take a look at our Events calendar and see what’s on during your visit to the Wollombi Valley.

Twine Home Store

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Twine Home Store is located in the grounds of the Lavender Gate Farm. Only 8 minutes from the historic colonial village of Wollombi heading towards Cessnock. Come visit us for that special gift, antiques, local produce, fresh flowers, lunch, tea/ coffee with homemade cakes or a glass of wine.

Drinks or light refreshments are served under our elm trees. We also have an air-conditioned store for those looking to escape the weather.

OPENING HOURS: Friday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm, and Saturday evenings for dinner once a month.

Dr Jurds Jungle Juice

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Born about 10 miles from the Tavern in 1929, Mel Jurd purchased the Wollombi Wine Saloon in 1957. Legend has it that Mel, in his efforts to keep costs down and revenues up would save all the leftovers from the night before and pour them into a single container. This becames Dr Jurds Jungle Juice, which has remained the trademark for the establishment ever since. Experience the infamous Jungle Juice – or take one home – at the Wollombi Tavern.

Opening Hours: 7 days

Wollombi General Store

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We stock Mulla Villa produce, jams and oils, Herbalist products by Roxanne as well as newspapers, milk, ice creams and grocery items, Olive Oil soap, Laguna Lavender products, and locally grown veggies in season.

Fresh bread is available every day except Monday – get your order in by 11am the day before.

Postal products are also available (although not the full range) – we are a Community Postal Agency. Parcels can be collected and sent (size and weight restrictions apply).

We refill 9kg gas bottles, and deliver both 45kg and 18kg bottles locally.

We have a good general knowledge of people and events locally, and can help most people with information and guidance.

OPENING HOURS: Open 7 days from 8am to 6pm.

Endeavour Museum

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Wollombi’s local museum contains an interesting collection from the rich colonial past of the Cessnock and Wollombi districts. The judges bench houses a growing photographic collection of the life and time of the area. Souvenirs and family history literature are on sale. The museum is in Wollombi village, and there is a shaded picnic table in the grounds.

Entry fee to the Museum: Adults $2, Children free
Opening Hours: Open 6 days a week. Monday,Wednesday & Thursday 10.30am-1.30pm. Friday from 11am-3pm. Saturday & Sunday from 11am-4pm.

The Wollombi Quilt

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In February 2007 Wollombi Stitch N’ Bitch group decided to create a community quilt. The guidelines were to create 30cm x 30cm squares depicting “something you love about our valley” Any texture was acceptable. All those who volunteered became busy knitting, stitching, quilting, painting, spinning, dyeing wool and experimenting with cameras, computers, mud, silk and feathers.

On June 9, 2007 cyclonic rain brought floods to the valley isolating properties, cars and people for weeks. It was feared that the quilt may have “gone under”. However fifty women and two men persevered to produce a quilt of fifty four squares depicting a wonderful diversity of, events and even catastrophes including wildlife, birds, flowers, poetry, wineries, historical buildings, bush fires, and the recent flood, as well as activities such as the Book Club, Tennis Club, Cricket Club and Arts and Crafts.

Next time you are in Wollombi, why not visit the Wollombi Quilt? You can see the quilt in the corridor behind Noyce Bros cellar door, within the Gray’s Inn in the centre of the village. Open 6 days a week (closed Tuesdays).

The Wollombi Wool Store

The Wollombi Wool Store stocks a range of quality yarns – some locally sourced, some from other areas in Australia and others from the U.K., U.S.A., Italy and Japan. We also stock Addi Turbos, Knit-pro and Naturally (bamboo) needles and crochet hooks.

To inspire your knitting there is a wide range of books by such fabulous designers as Kim Hargreaves, Debbie Bliss, the Rowan team, Jo Sharp and Jenny Watson for Noro. Patterns by the fabulous Bonnie Marie Burns (Chic Knits) and Brooklyn Tweed are also on their way!

Workshops, Classes and late night knitting on Fridays (and sometimes Sundays) provide great knitting support to encourage more fun, fit and finishing for your knitting project.

OPENING HOURS: Thurs – Mon 10.00 – 3.00 (later with phone call). Late night knitting Friday.

Great Northern Trading Post

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General Store, Bar, Café and Live Music Venue.

The Great Northern Trading Post retains the laid-back atmosphere and rustic charm of 1870 when it all began as “Ye Olde Horse Wagon Trading Post”. Originally a watering hole for the bullock teams lugging development into the Hunter Valley,

Full range of Beer, Wine & Spirits. Home cooked meals for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week. Live Music and Dinner from 6.00pm on Friday Nights. Allpress Coffee and light snacks. ULP/Diesel, Swap & Go Gas.

OPENING HOURS:
Monday to Thursday  – 7.00am to 8.00pm
Friday – 7.00am to Midnight
Saturday & Sunday – 8.00am to 10.00pm

Little Red Riding Hood Plant Nursery & Gift Shop

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Cute little gift-shop with great quality gifts under $100.

None of our products made of plastic!

AND a beautiful nursery with approximately 1000 plants at any point in time; natives, cottage garden plants, fruit trees, herbs and vegies, and many products one needs when gardening such as basic tools, potting mix, compost, mulch, fertilisers and more.

OPEN: Most days. Walk through the Noyce Brothers cellar door and through the garden to find us, or from Negro Street near the Wollombi Tennis Club.

 

Hunter Valley GetAbout at Wollombi

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We Create it, You live it EXPERIENCE WOLLOMBI

GetAbout is about creating experiences. Having a activities hub so people can find out what’s around to make their weekend stay or visit memorable. We have created Host a Murder Dining Experiences, Historic Ghostly Tours through the village, dining experiences, wine, beer, spirit tasting trails, health and Wellbeing experiences in a Traditional American indian Tipi offering Massage, outside bush bath, reiki healings, tarot.

We are creating workshops with local talents, Events for any occasions, Offering Hens and Girls weekend Packages, Historical Packages, Creating the ultimate outdoor picnic experience – in a Vintage style setting perfect for that family photo shoot, or a afternoon high tea with the girls or that perfect space for a romantic proposal. Our creations are unique to us which then are unique to Wollombi. We will also be arranging weekend and weekly Retreats for people/ groups and couples. Visit the Events tab on our Facebook page to keep up to date.

The Great North Road - Convict Trail

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The Convict Trail is the name for convict built Great North Road, the surrounding land and historic buildings. From which ever direction you approach Wollombi, you are travelling along parts of the Convict Trail. To make your journey more enjoyable the Convict Trail Project has produced a series of E-brochures downloadable from their website.

The Convict Trail Project has been in existence since the early 1990′s. It was initiated by the Bucketty and Wollombi communities (population 150 and 300 respectively) and for its work in preserving the Great North Road, it has been nationally recognised as one of the most successful community-based heritage organisations.

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