A NSW Top Tourism Town Finalist

Welcome to Wollombi

Category: population under 5,000 residents.
Voting open from 09:00 Friday 7 May 2021 till 17:00 Friday 14 May 2021 AEST.
Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category.
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An area world renowned for its premium wines, but you’ll discovere there is so much more to this stunning valley than wine!  

The Wollombi Valley is located at the south west corner of the Hunter Valley, an area world renowned for its premium wines, but as you’ll discovered there is so much more to this stunning valley than wine! The Wollombi Valley is rich in art, history and natural beauty. Prior to European settlement, the land where you will discover the Wollombi Village was a significant meeting point for the indigenous Darkinjung and other coastal peoples. “meeting place” or “meeting place of the waters” and is an important ceremonial landmark.

There are over 300 significant Aboriginal sites dating back over 13,000 years with many well -preserved sites in Yengo National Park and surrounding areas. Steeped in colonial history, Wollombi was established as the administrative centre of the district in the 1830’s. Remnants of the original, convict built Great North Road are still visible today as you make your descent into the Wollombi Valley along Tourist Drive 33. Many buildings in Wollombi Village and surrounding private homes, are well preserved examples of Australia’s convict and colonial history.




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Take the Historic Wollombi Walk or visit the Endeavour Museum to take a step back in time and experience Wollombi’s convict past. Surrounded by the Yengo National Park and Watagan Mountains, the Wollombi Valley is also the perfect location to enjoy the great outdoors! 

Bushwalking, bike riding, camping, 4WD tracks, and scenic drives are just some of the great outdoor activities available when you visit the Wollombi Valley! Wollombi is also renowned for its strong arts culture. Visit one of the local art galleries showcasing visual, sculpture, textile, furniture, photography and ceramic art.


The Wollombi Valley has a full calendar of arts events. Schedule your visit to coincide with one of the local Valley Artist productions, art shows, market days or music festivals. In September the valley hosts our premiere event, the 2 week long, Sculpture in The Vineyards, The Wollombi Valley Sculpture Festival.

The festival is now in its 19th year making it the oldest and largest not for profit Sculpture Festival in Regional NSW. The Wollombi Valley is only a 90 minute drive from Sydney or Newcastle and yet you’ll feel transported into the true Aussie outback. Welcoming locals and great food, starry nights and tranquillity, kangaroos and bonfires.

There is so much more to enjoy in this beautiful valley than wine, and yet no visit to Wollombi would be complete without at least a little taste of the famous Dr. Jurd’s Jungle Juice!

Voting open from 9:00 AEST, Friday 7 May 2021
to 17:00, Friday 14 May 2021. 

Members of the public may only lodge one vote for one town in each category. Subsequent votes by the same voter will be excluded from consideration.  See full Terms & Conditions


Four days in Wollombi!

The Wollombi Valley is located at the south gateway to the Hunter Valley, a world-renowned area for premium wines. While you might make your way to Wollombi for their exquisite wines, when you visit this picturesque valley you also get to experience an area that is rich in history, natural beauty and a strong sense of community. 



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