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August 1, 2016 at 10:57 am

Explore Cessnock and These Top Attractions

Hunter Valley has a wide variety of activities that are suitable for families. If you are looking to break up your day, or keep the kids entertained, here is a list of some of the top things to do in the area or nearby.

The Historical Wollombi Village Walk

This is an easy one-kilometre walk that offers visitors the perfect opportunity to see the historic buildings of Wollombi. There is also a gentle walk along Wollombi Brook. You can grab a map at the Wollombi Museum.

Golf and Putt-Putt in Hunter Valley

One of the top activities in Wine Country is Aqua Golf and Putt-Putt, which is the perfect activity for a family of all ages.


Hunter Valley Chocolate

You can’t possibly book accommodation in Cessnock and not pay a visit to Hunter Valley Chocolate, which was established in 1999 and quickly became a premier attraction in the area. There are three wine country locations where visitors can indulge in a divine range of handmade chocolate products and a massive selection of fresh fudge.

Need a Break from the Kids? Head to Mount Pleasant

There is plenty to taste at the historic Hunter estates, and plenty of well-priced products to take back home with you.

The Cessnock Regional Art Gallery

The gallery has an exciting program of changing exhibitions that showcase local artists and national touring exhibitions.

Take the Kids Go Karting

Head over to Go Karts Go Hunter Valley, the fastest, biggest, and most thrilling four-stroke go kart track with a large 850-metre-long track.

How About a Round of Golf?

Get the kids to caddy and head off to Stonebridge Golf Course, the area’s newest 18-hole course, that was designed by local golfing legend Jack Newton.

Perhaps You Prefer Arts and Culture

If you would like to experience local art and culture, the Marthaville Arts and Culture Centre hosts a range of exhibits, activities, and events throughout the year.

Take to the Skies for Unforgettable Views

Hunter Valley Vintage Wings are specialists in exhilarating open cockpit adventure flight. You’ll find them at the Cessnock airport.

Relax at the Zoo

Hunter Valley Zoo is a family fun day out, just outside of Cessnock and an hour from the Central Coast. Spend the day exploring all the zoo has to offer and create a memorable experience for your family.

Head Outdoors to Kitchener Poppethead Reserve

Head off to the park and take full advantage of the shady areas, barbecue facilities, and picnic tables. After a fun family picnic, take a stroll along the walking trail and enjoy the scenery.

Kurri Kurri Mural Towns

Visitors can look forward to viewing more than 50 outdoor public artworks, and a pictorial journey that showcases the heritage and history of the region. Guided mural tours are available.

With so much to do in Cessnock, it’s worth considering the area for your next family getaway. No matter what ages your family members are, they’re sure to find something they enjoy.

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