An introduction to Wollombi.
Wollombi, established in the early 19th century in a fertile sheltered landscape, was a typical small colonial rural township of its time. Farmers, Kooris, convicts, bushrangers and many others who struggled to carve out a living in the bush, shared the surrounding valleys, and the echo of their lives can be heard in the beautifully preserved town of today.
The superbly restored stone works of the ‘Convict Trail’ along the Great North Road can be viewed at many sites between Wollombi and Sydney. These are excellent examples of early convict stone engineering.
Read more local attractions below our video.
Wollombi Village Historical Buildings
As you wander through the village take time to look at some of our stunning sandstone buildings, built before 1860.
A great country pub atmosphere with roaring open fire in Winter and rustic outdoor seating to enjoy a cool drink on a hot day. The Tavern is also home of the famous Dr Jurd’s Jungle Juice!
OPEN: 7 days
Housed in the historic old Couthouse building, the museum displays an interesting collection from our rich colonial past in the Cessnock and Wollombi region.
OPEN: Most days
Housed in Wollombi Cattage which was built in the mid 1800's and is located in the heart of Wollombi Village, Twine stocks a range of homewares and decorator accessories.
Looking for that something special for your home or hard to fine gift? Visit Twine - their stock is regularly changing.
OPEN: Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 5pm
Wollombi General Store
Step back in time as you enter this 19th Century Store. As well as general grocery lines the store also sells a great range of local products and produce, including jams, pickles, olive oils, soaps, honey and local wood crafts.
OPEN: 7 days 9:00am - 6:00pm