Discover the lush country and rugged wilderness of Cessnock; the Hunter Valley regions largest town. Many tours depart directly out of town along with several great family attractions on offer. Due to the choice of accommodation options and activities, Cessnock works well for a variety of budgets with guesthouses, cottages, hostels and hotels available.
Walk through town and encounter historical building lining the pathway and grand pubs, take a wander down the laneways to explore the colourful, community art covering the walls too. Wander through the mix of cafes and cuisines as well as gift shops, fashion boutiques and an art gallery. Cessnock is considered a foodies delight, with award-winning restaurants, locally sourced produce and country pubs to choose from.
Making a great base to explore the many wineries nearby, Cessnock is 6 kilometres from the nearest vineyard. Between 150 different wineries, explore one of the many wine tours or take a drive through the countryside to experience the incredible rolling hills and opulent countryside.
For a relaxing day in Astills picnic town stop at the area, just 10 minutes away, here you’ll be able to relax under the gum trees or explore mountain biking tracks at Deadmans mountain bike loop. For Australian wildlife up close, the Hunter Valley Zoo is a beautiful way to encounter koalas, kangaroos and also more exotic animals like meerkats face to face.
Cessnock is a laid back, casual town connecting you to the incredible wineries and attractions surrounding the Hunter Valley region.