There are a number of attractions in and around the Wollombi area, including regular art exhibitions, heritage buildings, exploring the surrounding national parks, wine tasting, or simply relaxing on your private deck with a glass of wine!
Whilst Hunter Valley Wine Country’s main attraction is the wine, it isn’t the only thing you will be able to discover. From beautiful art galleries, gardens, hot air ballooning, golf, horse riding, helicopter flights, shopping and tasting regional produce, there is something for everyone.
Local Wollombi Attractions
Have you got your motorbike license and looking for something a little different to do in Wollombi? Timetravellers offer all inclusive guided motorcycle tours throughout the Hunter Valley and beyond, on Royal Enfield C5 Bullets.
Contact Timetravellers Motorcycle Tours to find out when the next tour is running.
Join Ngurra Bu’s passionate Aboriginal guides on a tag-along tour as they share their knowledge of the culturally significant sites of Hunter Wine Country and experience the oldest living culture on earth. The Wollombi and Broke Valleys are home to numerous teaching and lore sites – follow the traditional ceremonial journey and share the stories including why Mount Yengo is as significant to east coast Aboriginal people as Uluru is to central desert people.
Contact Nugurra Bu about Full Day, Morning or Afternoon Tours, which can be booked online.
A groovy, quirky little nursery and gift-shop where you can buy everything you need to put into the ground in Spring, get pressies for loved ones and/or yourself ranging from funky gumboots and arty watering cans to wooden toys and books for littlies.
OPEN: 6 days (closed Wednesdays)
A gorgeous shop in the heart of Wollombi, full of pretty things for lovely ladies, clothes & cool stuff for blokes and bubs. Housed in Wollombi Cottage, built in 1846. Bohemia also offers a range of beauty treatments on Wednesdays, remedial massage on Fridays, Reiki and Eneregy healing on Monday and Tuesdays, and special guests each weekend, such as tarot and hypnotherapy. See the Facebook Events page for dates and times.
OPEN: Wednesday, Friday Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 4pm
Sample the infamous Dr Jurd’s Jungle Juice!
OPEN: 7 days
Wollombi’s local museum contains an interesting collection from the rich colonial past of the Cessnock and Wollombi districts. Housed in the old Courthouse building.
OPEN: Most days
Wander through the village and view the stunning sandstone buildings, all built before 1860.
The new contemporary art gallery and sculpture garden along the Wollombi Wine Trail provides a perfect destination for a day trip. Located just 2kms from the Wollombi village on the road towards Cessnock.
OPEN: Friday – Monday from 10am to 3pm or by appointment
A range of unique and Fair Trade gift ideas and home wares. Also serving coffee and cake, cheese and anti-pasto platters. Located in the grounds of The Gate Gallery. Visit their Facebook page for updates!
OPEN: Friday – Sunday from 10am to 3pm
Discover a wonderful selection of Australian and international original art, photography and fine art prints all beautifully framed and surprisingly inexpensive.
OPEN: Most days
This unique boutique winery and gallery is located just 1.5kms from the village, and displays art from local and internationally acclaimed artists.
OPEN: 7 days
Wollombi General Store
Fabulous range of local products and produce, including jams, pickles, olive oils, soaps and honey.
OPEN: 7 days
Wollombi is home to a number of great regular events, including:
Held on the Monday of the long weekends in January, Easter, June and October, from 8am to 1pm. Offering a range of stalls including antiques, household wares, bric-a-brac, food and local produce.
Held on the third Sunday of each month, from 9.30am till 1pm at the Old Northern Trading Post, Laguna. Local produce: veggies, free range eggs, fruit, herbs, plants, flowers, tubestock, olives, olive oil, preserves, lavender products, as well as: hand spun wool / beanies / scarves, jewellery, vintage linen, bric-a-brac, secondhand books, etc … Coffee and refreshments available.
Home of the Wollombi Valley Arts Council, whose mission is to encourage and foster all kinds of artistic expression within the community. If you are looking for a unique piece of artwork, why not visit one of the many exhibitions held on weekends throughout the year.
Established in 1998, the Film Festival has encouraged locals and the rest of the world to show their video activities to a most enthusiastic audience.
Held on the first weekend in November, the Country Fair incorporates the annual Wollombi Valley Woodchop, Endeavour Museum open day, market stalls, a farmers market and much more.
Held annually from October to January. An exhibition of dynamic outdoor sculptures by accomplished local and Australian artists, located in three award winning boutique wineries in the historic and picturesque Wollombi Valley.
Held just outside the Wollombi village in September each year, the Festival combines bands, great markets, fantastic food, a VIP camping area and heaps of creative surprises. An incredible, eclectic lineup of Australian talent!