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Cessnock - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located west of Newcastle, in the popular Hunter region is Cessnock. With it's relaxed, rural lifestyle and being within easy access of Sydney, it make an ideal place to visit.

Hunter Red Wine

Cessnock has a rich heritage offering activities that include colliery tours, steam train rides and trips to convict towns such as the 1830s village of Wollombi, located on the Great North Walk. There are also over 300 Aboriginal sites, that mark the original inhabitants.

Other attractions include the many wineries, golf course, art galleries, antiques and craft shops, eateries, hot air ballooning, local events and tours.

Check out our listing of Cessnock accommodation, Hunter Valley accommodation and Hunter Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Vintage Hunter Wine and Visitors Centre - Pokolbin
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Cessnock Attractions

Convict Trail
• The Great North Road • Email
Extending north from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, the ‘Convict Trail’ follows the route of the 240 km Great North Road, built between 1826 and 1836. Most of this road continues to be used, offering a slower paced scenic route between Sydney and the Hunter. The route offers the chance to view some of the great engineering works created by toil and sweat of hundreds of convicts, many of whom worked in leg-irons. Surviving relics include stone retaining walls, wharves, culverts, bridges and buttresses.
Great North Walk
• Department of Lands • DANGAR NSW 2309
• Ph: 02 4960 5155 (Great North Walk Co-ordinator)
• A 250 km track from Sydney to Newcastle. The track offers plenty of scope for walkers to join anywhere along the route, with campsites having been established at about 3 hour intervals in some areas. The best time for the walk is during winter to spring (July to November). This period usually provides the best weather with the lowest rainfall. The walk can be attempted during summer, but extreme care should be taken, especially during the hotter days. Some of the track passes through suburban areas, with stretches of long road. As well, some of the track moves, and may even be temporarily closed due to conflicts with land owners.

To enhance your walking experience, a discovery kit has been produced, and is intended as a guide to help you plan and enjoy your trip(s) on the Great North Walk. The kit provides you with general information such as the localities of main and link tracks, public transport, flora, fauna, points of interest, historical background and geology etc. Contact the co-ordinator for more info.
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