The entire Quambatook Property is on 32 Private Acres and Accommodates 16 to 18 Guests. We are Minutes to all Attractions, Wineries, Concerts in the Vines. Quambatook means "Good camping Ground" to the local Aboriginal people, the Wonnarua.
Quambatook House is a Large Luxury Self Contained Guest House (Sleeps 10-12 Adult Guests):
6 large bedrooms (Private)
2 log fires
Outdoor Spa and Pool
Barbecue / Entertaining Area
Fully equipped kitchen and large dining areas
Full Size Tennis Court
Local attraction Information
TV / DVD
Stereo & Selection of Music
Quambatook Bunk House is a Open Plan Room (Sleeps 4 to 6 Adult Guests):
2 Queen Beds with Option for 3rd Double Bed
THINGS TO DO AT CESSNOCK, POKOLBIN, LOVEDALE & SURROUNDING AREAS
Wine tasting & sales, beer brewing, food, cheese, chocolate, sweets, olives, galleries, specialty shops, tea house, herb gardens, picnics, tours
HUNTER VALLEY GARDENS:
Spanning over 25 acres, be amazed by the sensational sights, colors, and fragrances of the ten stunning feature gardens. Explore each garden one-by-one and enjoy an exciting journey through the thousands of flowers, trees, and shrubs with discovery at every turn. Bask in a lavish array of color and scent found in the Rose Garden with hundreds and thousands of roses on display, rest above the 10 meter high waterfall, of the Sunken Garden and take in the superb views from the lookout; or step back in time with all our favorite fairy tale characters in the Storybook Garden. Along the eight kilometers of walking paths are more than six thousand trees, one million ground covers and six hundred thousand shrubs. A floral display featuring a variety of plants and statuary, all of a standard that you won?t see elsewhere in Australia. Hunter Valley Gardens is also wheelchair friendly and allows access to all areas. You can find out more here about wheelchairs availability at Garden Entry.
Pokolbin is home to a lot of SPECIAL EVENTS in the 2015 / 2016 Season, including:
Concerts: Simply Red, Bryan Adams
Lovedale Long Lunch
A Day on the Green
The area is blessed with quality golf courses, including: Stonebridge, Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club, Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and The Vintage.
WEDDINGS AND FUNCTIONS:
Pokolbin, Lovedale and Cessnock is blessed with numerous facilities to accommodate weddings and functions. Coal d' Vine Cottage is only 5 - 10 minutes from these facilities in the vineyards at Pokolbin and Lovedale.
HOT AIR BALLOONING:
Hot air ballooning is an aerial adventure you must experience at least once in your lifetime, its a romantic adventure where you escape, relax and enjoy the excitement of the oldest and greatest form of flight. Hunter Valley is blessed with 4+ hot air ballooning companies that take flights over the vineyards first thing in the morning.
Wollombi Valley is the gateway to the Hunter Valley and offers many attractions to those who take the Route 33 tourist drive via Calga /Peats Ridge turn off on the Sydney Expressway. The drive winds through Bucketty then follows the original convict built route of the 1840's to historic Wollombi Village. The work and promotion of the convict and Aboriginal Heritage of the Wollombi district certainly contributed to the award going to Wollombi. The services to tourism and the welcome to visitors to the Wollombi Valley are the keys to Wollombi's success. The Valley has many unique attractions and facilities to the delight of overseas tourists and Australian city dwellers alike. Visitors can relax and enjoy the hospitality of the Village in the fine restaurants or enjoy an ale with the locals in the tavern, visit the local boutique wineries, bush walk or horse ride through in the picturesque valleys around Wollombi.
These are just a few of the many attractions of the district.
HUNTER VALLEY ZOO:
Welcome To Hunter Valley Zoo. Are you looking for a fun and family friendly day out in the beautiful Hunter Valley? Look No Further! Located just out of Cessnock, an hour away from the Central Coast and 45 minutes from Newcastle. Feed your family...Bring your esky and cook up a storm on our free BBQ facilities and relax in the picnic grounds. Feed our animals...Kids patting the Alligator. Wander through our interactive walk through yards, feed our kangaroos, take your own photos cuddled up to a koala, pat a wombat, touch a reptile or watch our cheeky monkeys being fed twice daily. Catch up with some Aussie natives with our Tassie Devils, Kangaroos, Koalas, Dingoes, Emus, wombats, quolls and flying foxes, Birds and Reptiles. Or view our exotic species including American Alligators and 5 species of monkey...Crocodile - Be sure not to miss our daily feeding times! (subject to changes due to weather). Our friendly keepers are on-hand to answer all your questions, and show you some of the animals up close in hands-on encounters!
BROKE FORDWICH REGION:
Nestled on the edge of the Yengo National Park, and just two hours from Sydney and one hour from Newcastle, the Broke Fordwich area is in the centre of the Hunter Valley. In 1994 the Broke Fordwich area was the first region formally recognised as a separate viticultural sub-region of the Hunter Valley. While historically, it is one of the oldest wine growing areas in Australia, it is only in the last 30 years that Broke Fordwich has started to become an important player in Australian wine making. The sub-region produces some of the best quality fruit in the Hunter.
PORT STEPHENS / NELSON BAY:
Best beaches in Port Stephens. Port Stephens is known for its wonderful beaches. There are 26 golden sandy beaches, some sheltered bay beaches (Little Beach) that are perfect for families as well as swimming, snorkeling and kayaking. Ocean beaches are sublime, great for surfing and beach walks. Don't miss One Mile Beach, Box Beach and Fingal Spit if you're an experienced surfer. With 26 golden beaches, a vast blue bay and many beautiful inlets, Port Stephens is an idyllic beach getaway. Freshly-caught seafood, local wineries and waterside, alfresco dining are available at cafes and restaurants at Nelson Bay and Tea Gardens.
Port Stephens is home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins; you'll find plenty of tours departing from Nelson Bay that offer dolphin-watch cruises or even kayak trips. Whale-watching is also popular during the annual migration north in June and July, and south from September to November. See them on a whale-watching cruise or from a headland in Tomaree National Park. You'll enjoy year-round water sports at Port Stephens - diving and snorkeling, swimming and surfing, sailing, jet skiing, fishing & fishing charters and ferry rides. Other things to do include quad-biking, 4WD and sand-boarding at Stockton Sand Dunes and horse-riding through the bush or surf, from Anna Bay, Williamtown and Salt Ash.
Other attractions include: Fighter World Inc, Oakvale Farm (animals), Shark and Ray Centre, Murray's Brewery and Port Stephens Winery, David Grahams Golf Complex, Toboggan Hill Park, Medowie Macadamias, Super Strike Salamander, Nelson Bay Cinemas, Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse Cottage, Salamander Shopping centre, horse riding, markets and festivals (Blue Water Country Music Festival on June long weekend).
THE REGION AND LOCAL TOWNS
Some of the finest wines in the world are created in the Hunter Valley and its towns, gourmet food is acclaimed and luxury, boutique accommodations are matched by the most beautiful natural scenery. Cessnock provides easy access to the Hunter Valley, which is the oldest wine-growing region in Australia. The town has a number of fine restaurants, guest houses and galleries. The Convict Trail is a conservation project that is restoring the convict-built Great North Road. This is one of Australia's national historic treasures. Don?t miss touring the vineyards in the Lower Hunter, the historic Marthaville Arts and Crafts Centre and the historic hamlet of Wollombi. Be sure to also visit Pokolbin and Lovedale.
Broke provides a relaxed vineyard experience. The area is free of large-scale developments, and part of its appeal is that visitors encounter winemakers who are proud of their products and passionate about hand-crafted wines.Broke provides a relaxed vineyard experience. Known as the tranquil side of the Hunter Valley, the Broke-Fordwich area was declared a viticultural sub-region in 1994. Rustic and set against the dramatic backdrop of the Yellow Rock escarpment, the village of Broke has become the hub of an emerging wine-growing area. The warm climate and fertile soils produce soft and distinctive wines such as semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay and verdelho as well as Italian varieties such as sangiovese, barbera and dolcetto. Enjoy your own leisurely tour of the vineyards on two wheels - don't forget to book ahead to enjoy great country dining at one of Broke's restaurants or cafes. there are plenty of things to do around Broke. Get into the saddle and set off on a horse-riding adventure or pack a picnic to go for a bush walk along the scenic walking trails through Yengo National Park. Country drives are relaxing here so head off to nearby Wollombi, Lovedale or Maitland.
As a major Hunter Valley wine-producing area, Lovedale dates back to the early 1800s when local wheat and general produce farmers turned to grape growing. Lovedale is an interesting community of boutique wineries, quality guest houses and B&B accommodation, good restaurants and some fun activities,