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 & Bunk Room consists of a Large Luxury Self Contained Guest House and an Open Plan Room Sleeps up to 22 Adult Guests:
6 large bedrooms Private
2 log fires available for use May, June, July, August & September Only
Outdoor Spa available for use April, May, June, July, August & September Only
Inground Pool available for use October, November, December, January, February, March and April Only
Large Outdoor Barbecue / Entertaining Area Back of House
Fully Equipped kitchen and large dining area
No Dishwasher or Washing Machine on site however a Laundromat is available fifteen Minutes away at Cessnock and the Kitchen stocks ample Washing Up Supplies Provided
Quality linen Supplied Beds Fully Made Up
Activities Available upon Enquiry Tennis, Baseball, Volley Ball, Golf Hitting Practice Range
Local attraction Information Provided including Maps
TV / DVD
Large Car Parking Area Bus Turn Around
Checkout Time Negotiable
Quality linen Supplied, Beds fully made up
Please Note, If you have more than 18 Guests we can bring in extra mattresses and Linen to accommodate 22 Guests. Additional arrangements for Children will need to be discussed with the owners.
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 2017 / 2018 Season, including:
Lovedale Long Lunch
A Day on the Green
Some of the Special Events include:
SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARDS
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SPECTACULAR
KURRI KURRI NOSTALGIA FESTIVAL
A LITTLE BIT OF ITALY IN BROKE
CESSNOCK STOMP FESTIVAL
COUNTRY AT THE CAMP
START: SAT 25TH NOV. NOON
END: Sat 25th Nov. midnight
START: SAT 25TH NOV. 4 P.M.
END: Sat 25th Nov. 10:30 p.m.
START: SAT 2ND DEC. 2 P.M.
END: Sat 2nd Dec. 10 p.m.
YUSUF / CAT STEVENS
START: SUN 3RD DEC. 12:30 P.M.
END: Sun 3rd Dec. 1:45 p.m.
SYDNEY YOUTH ORCHESTRA PHILHARMONIC
START: SAT 16TH DEC. 2:30 P.M.
END: Sat 16th Dec. 9:15 p.m.
A DAY ON THE GREEN
START: SAT 3RD FEB. 4 P.M.
END: Sat 3rd Feb. 10 p.m.
RNB VINE DAYS
START: SAT 10TH FEB. 10:45 A.M.
END: Sat 10th Feb. midnight
CROSSROADS IN THE VINES
A DAY ON THE GREEN
START: SAT 24TH FEB. 1:30 P.M.
END: Sat 24th Feb. 9:50 p.m.
START: SAT 10TH MARCH 2 P.M.
END: Sat 10th March 9:30 p.m.
A DAY ON THE GREEN
START: SAT 10TH MARCH 2 P.M.
END: Sat 10th March 11 p.m.
HOT DUB WINE MACHINE
START: SAT 24TH MARCH 10:45 A.M.
END: Sat 24th March midnight
CROSSROADS IN THE VINES
START: SAT 7TH APRIL 7 P.M.
END: Sat 7th April 10 p.m.
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.
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,