Andy Abra, live music Hunter Valley, GNTP

Long-time country musician finds his voice

“Wollombi-based singer songwriter Andy Abra has released his first album, Andy Abra and The Big River Band, after decades of playing and performing throughout the Hunter Valley. He’s played guitar since he was seven years old. He grew up on Slim Dusty, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. As a child, he attended the Tamworth Country…

Paddock Sessions defies genres

Paddock Sessions defies genres

“Paddock Sessions 2019 is just three weeks away. Have you bought your ticket yet? It’s on Saturday, May 25, at Taer Angwidd Farm – on private land in Wollombi – and is unique in that it doesn’t fit into a single genre. There’s alt-country, folk, rock, blues, jazz and even Americana, and children are more…

Wollombi Music Festival organises Auslan interpreters

Wollombi Music Festival organises Auslan interpreters

“To celebrate its 10th birthday, Wollombi Music Festival will have Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpreters side of stage at this year’s festival from September 27-29. In a step towards creating a more inclusive and diverse festival experience, the initiative is supported by Ability Links NSW to assist those who are deaf or hard of hearing.…

Wollombi article written by BFWTA

Why Wollombi Valley and Broke Fordwich?

“Why Wollombi Valley and Broke Fordwich? The Hunter Valley is the perfect place to re-visit – if you don’t like visiting the same place twice. Comprised of differing historic, geographic, micro climates and soil types the Hunter has raised a family of separate communities all offering remarkably different experiences. ‘Everything old is new again’ has…

Tiny Houses, Laguna, Hunter Valley

In2TheWild – Tiny Houses

“Tiny houses have become a social movement and a worldwide craze. In2TheWild allows anyone to experience the concept of a tiny house, where you can escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Catriona Rowntree checked in to a lovely little tiny house in Laguna in the NSW Hunter Valley. In2TheWild has launched several…

Cycling Yengo National Park, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Laguna, NSW: Yengo Unchained

“CYCLIST. Rugged, rocky and remote – that was the description given by NSW National Parks. What we found inside Yengo, though, was far beyond our wildest expectations … I checked the NSW National Parks website a few days before we embarked for Yengo to find out a little more about the area, which is situated…

Little Valley Farm, Hunter Valley

Business in Profile – Little Valley Farm

“Little Valley Farm is an alpaca breeding farm located at Laguna in the Wollombi valley. They specialise in breeding Huacaya alpaca’s in white and fawn and they now also have some coloured alpacas. For new alpaca owners, they offer hands-on training workshops that are stress free for the animals. They also provide information on the…

Wollombi Market Day, October 2018

Wollombi Market Day Wrap up

Visit historic Wollombi on the holiday Monday of each long weekend (Easter, June and October) and on Australia Day for this great market of over 100 stalls, including local produce and crafts, plants, clothes, tools, bric-a-brac and much more.