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.

Valle Laguna, Wollombi Accommodation

Escape and Relax

Any time of the year is the perfect time to hop on your bike and tour around Wollombi Valley, then relax in the architecturally designed, solar passive villas set on a 100acre farm in the Hunter Valley. The video shows perfectly why Laguna valley is the place for you to escape the city and then…

Big win for Wollombi author Tea Cooper

Big win for Wollombi author Tea Cooper

“Author Tea Cooper has two more reasons to smile after taking out two Romance Writers of New Zealand Koru awards earlier this month. The Wollombi-based writer said the two awards for her 2017 novel The Currency Lass –Long Romance Book of the Year and Overall Best Book of the Year – came as a bolt…

Gravel Grit Laguna, Bike race, Hunter Valley

Gravel Grit Returns

“Gravel Grit has found a new home amidst the Hunter Region of New South Wales. Situated less than two hours from Sydney, an hour and a half from Newcastle and barely a stone’s throw from the Central Coast, Gravel Grit Laguna is coming Saturday, 27 October 2018. This year we’ve shifted our event site just…

Wild Edge Retreat, Adults only getaway, Wollombi, Hunter Valley

Where to go on holiday to avoid kids

“Heading south, spectacular bush vistas are the theme of choice for both Kudos Villas in Hepburn Springs, Victoria, and Wild Edge Retreat in Wollombi, Hunter Valley in New South Wales — the latter offering everything you could ever need for a romantic getaway, from log fires, two-person spas and private pools.”

Redleaf, Wollombi Wedding Venue winner at 2018 Brides Choice Awards

Wedding Venue Winner from Wollombi

On Tuesday 10th April 2018 at the Novotel Newcastle Beach, ‘Redleaf’ was awarded ‘the #1 wedding venue in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley in the DIY category’ as part of The Brides Choice Awards. These awards are dedicated to recognising, supporting and rewarding wedding businesses that operate in Regional Areas of Australia, by celebrating and…

Sojourn to a Village and its Markets

Sojourn to a Village and its Markets

“Historical Wollombi village is just under two hours drive from Sydney, or a little longer if you take the scenic route on Tourist Drive 33. This postcard-perfect village with its 19th-century sandstone buildings, timber slab and corrugated iron roof cottages is not one to be missed. What better way to experience this village than when…

GNTP Autumn Menu, Wollomi, Hunter Valley

Autumn Menu April 2018

Our new Autumn menu is here and she has been proving very popular with visitors and locals alike. Here at GNTP we do our best to honour the produce of our little valley in simple, beautiful food. We strive to make use of fresh, local and organic ingredients where possible and change our menu to…

Wollombi Paddock Sessions Festival

Wollombi’s Paddock Sessions festival

“Multi-ARIA and Golden Guitar-winning artist Shane Nicholson will headline a bumper lineup for the 2018 edition of Wollombi’s Paddock Sessions festival. Now in its third year, the Paddock Sessions will be held at Taer Angwidd Farm on Saturday, April 28. Festival organisers Merryl Naughton and Peter Ross have brought together a stellar mix of alternative roots, rock, folk and…