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Experience the Rich History of Wollombi

29 May 2017|

Murray and I are frequently overwhelmed by the natural beauty of the Wollombi Valley. However, many people from outside the area don’t realise that just as captivating is the rich history of the area.  Many

Enjoy a ‘Taste of Wollombi’

25 April 2017|

Murray and I are constantly proud of, and excited by, the range and richness of annual festivals and events held throughout the Wollombi Valley. These celebrations pull the community together in cooperative spirit and attract

Welcome to the (new) Wollombi Valley

5 March 2017|

A new logo has been designed to provide a unified promotional image for the Wollombi Valley. The Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce, working to promote the area and to increase tourism, commissioned the design of

Protection from Ourselves

20 February 2017|

Australia really is ‘somewhere unique’. Specifically, our ecology is unique, beautiful, and fragile. Take Australia’s most common tree, the simple eucalypt. Except these trees are not actually so simple - owing to their ability to

Keeping our Eyes on the Stars

23 January 2017|

‘Somewhere Unique’ has once again been awarded the highest possible quality rating for accommodation (for our category) of 4.5 stars by ‘Star Ratings Australia’. Star Ratings are an internationally recognised symbol for quality accommodation standards.

Dos Juan’s Mercados fantásticos!

21 November 2016|

One of the most pleasing aspects of Wollombi, and there are many, is the constant initiatives and innovative changes being made around village. With a dynamic and creative culture there is always something new and

No Place Like Home…

25 October 2016|

Murray and I have just arrived back from traveling through China. Even though China is much in the news and its icons are clichés, there remains something of the frontier about the Middle Kingdom. Considering

Wollombi: Where Pigs Fly!

11 September 2016|

With only a relatively small population, the Wollombi Valley is fortunate to have a diversity of creative, artistic, and tourist-driven businesses. And ‘Where Pigs Fly’ Farm Sanctuary is one of the Valley’s most innovative and

And the Winner is…Missing!

16 August 2016|

The room was crowded with nominees and excitement. The men looked handsome in suits; the women beautiful, in elegant gowns. The ‘North Coast and the Legendary Pacific Coast’ annual tourism awards ceremony was being held

Impressions of a Wollombi Winter

20 July 2016|

The sting of the morning cold on exposed skin. Watching shards of rain hit the window from the cosy warmth inside. Woollen jumpers smelling vaguely of camphor. Breathlessness from energetically cutting and splitting firewood. A