Wollombi, a Hunter Valley Gem
A small, but very picturesque town, Wollombi is located in the mountains south of Hunter Valley Region. From Wollombi accommodation you'll be able to enjoy all the charms of this quaint rural village. Many visitors comment on the idyllic location as well as the leisurely pace exuded by the town.
You'll love strolling the streets, listening to the sounds of songbirds, while looking up at the majestic mountain range. This town is located about 142 kilometres north of Sydney and is known for its quality architectures. The town's name comes from an Aboriginal term meaning the 'meeting place of the rivers'. In addition, you can visit any number of Indigenous landowners sites scattered throughout the surrounding area of the Hunter Valley Region.
Historical Sites Abound
Other historical features include remnants of roads, culverts, bridges and retaining walls that were built by approximately 3,000 converts in the mid-1800s. There are many other historic sites to take in as well. For instance, the Old Post Office features a hipped roof and a rear lean-to. The building originally housed an inn and a changing station for horses for travellers on the Great North Road.
Next door to the post office is St. Michael's Catholic Church. Built in 1893 of sandstone from a previous church, it is one of the main historical landmarks of Wollombi. The Endeavor Museum was previously a courthouse built in 1866. Legend has it that many a prisoner escaped from the courthouse.
Explore the Outdoors
For those seeking more outdoor venues to explore, Yengo National Park is not to be missed. This park is one of the largest areas of natural wilderness in the state. This park encompasses many different climates and altitudes, as well as landforms. Because of this diversity, you'll be able to take in many different animal and plant species.
For a star-gazing adventure, visit the Koolang Observatory just a short distance of 23 kilometres from Wollombi holiday rentals. You can enjoy a self-tour of the observatory, which features Australia's largest privately owned telescope. You can also take in a 45-minute tour, or even two-hour tours. These run during both the day and night hours so you can see the stars, not matter the time of day.
Eat In or Dine Out in Wollombi
When you return to your Hunter Valley Region accommodation, you and your family can gather in the full kitchen and prepare a wonderful home-cooked meal. Gather them around the table and talk about everything you saw that day. If going out for a bite is on the menu, check out Wollombi favorites such as Wollombi Tavern or Gray's Inn.
No matter what you and your travelling companies want to do in this wonderful area, a Wollombi accommodation let you relax, enjoy the comforters of home, for a wonderfully memorable holiday.