The magnificent Watagan Mountains has a number of 4WD tracks to suit all levels of experience. Get off the beaten track to explore the depths of the Yengo National Park or stick to the road more travelled where you are never far from a welcoming guesthouse, cottage, al-fresco meal or wine tasting! Enjoy a range of scenic drives surrounding the Wollombi Valley.

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 Discovery Trail – Great North Road

This trail follows the corridor of the first fully constructed road from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, through beautiful countryside.

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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 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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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 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 The Watagans

The Watagan ranges has a range of well-maintained roads, as well as more difficult tracks for serious 4WD-driving.

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Featured Hunter Valley Accommodation

Somewhere Unique, Hunter Valley Couples Retreat

Guesthouse Mulla Villa, Historic building with accommodation, tours, restaurant, weddings

Grays Inn Wollombi, Historic Accommodation, Restaurant and Wine Tasting