Destination guide

Experience Cessnock with holiday homes to rent

Once known as the Coalfields, Cessnock has since moved past the area’s less-than-appealing nickname to become a vibrant small city that’s become increasingly popular with travellers from all over the country. While it started as a mining town, Cessnock is now primarily known for its wine, but vineyard tours are just the beginning of everything this city can offer. Find out for yourself by booking your stay at one of the many holiday homes to rent in town.

History

Historical sites near Cessnock holiday homes

Modern Cessnock was settled back in the early 19th century, so there are many historical sites near local holiday homes. One of the most popular is the Cessnock Soldiers Memorial Hall. Established in 1922, this monument was built to honour Australian soldiers who served during World War I. The building is comprised of two storeys and houses massive marble tablets which have soldiers’ names inscribed on them. You can also see the Coal Memorial on Cooper Street. It’s a towering obelisk dedicated to how the coal mining industry helped develop the Cessnock region. Additionally, the Cessnock Courthouse is a historical site dating back to the early 20th century and sporting imposing columns at the front entrance.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Cessnock

Are you searching for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Cessnock has to offer. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Oaks Golf Course (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Saddlers Creek Wines (2.2 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Hanging Tree Wines (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Hunter Valley Zoo (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Briar Ridge Vineyard (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Hunter Valley Golf & Country Club (3.8 mi / 6.2 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Cessnock holiday homes

Cessnock is home to numerous wineries, some of which are the best in the entire Hunter’s Valley area, so you’ll always be close to one when staying at a holiday accommodation. There are literally over one hundred, and visiting the Pokolbin area is a great place to start. There, you’ll have access to several vineyards and wine tours that will take you throughout the area. You may also want to visit the Hunter Valley Gardens to see a vibrant collection of flora organised as a display garden with water features, bridges and courtyards. Additionally, you can visit Olney State Forest to have a picnic or take a walk among the towering trees. There are even paths suitable for four-wheel drive vehicles.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Cessnock

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cessnock is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Carmichael Park (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Bimbadeen Lookout (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Hunter Valley Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Watagans National Park (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Speers Point Park (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
  • Olney State Forest (18.2 mi / 29.2 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Cessnock

The nearest airport is in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), located 28.1 mi (45.3 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Cessnock holiday homes

Getting to Cessnock is remarkably easy, especially when compared to the more remote coastal towns in the New South Wales region. There’s a local airport called Cessnock Airport that’s just 6 km from the city centre. The domestic Newcastle Airport is just 64 km away and may be needed for a connection in some cases. International travellers will have to come in through Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport first, and that’s 164 km away. There are also numerous bus services that run through neighbouring communities and throughout the city itself. The Hunter Expressway also makes it easy to access Cessnock by car.

Family friendly

Family-friendly fun near Cessnock holiday rentals

Considering how many family-friendly attractions are near Cessnock holiday rentals, you don’t have to hesitate to bring the whole crew along. You can visit the Hunter Valley Zoo to see a wide variety of different creatures, from native Australian animals to exotic species from across the world. Kids will especially enjoy the animal feeding opportunities with kangaroos, wallabies, and other farmyard animals. There are even animal encounter events that allow you to get up close and personal with friendly exotic animals. Families can also enjoy Werakata National Park. The long trails here are surrounded by Australian bush and towering trees making it a paradise for birdwatchers. There are also rare plants along this area, but most visitors come for the cycling trails and cruise by the vibrantly colored acacias and banksias.

Where to stay near Cessnock?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 399 holiday rentals near Cessnock. From 232 Houses to 8 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cessnock for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cessnock?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Cessnock. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Oaks Golf Course: 529 holiday rentals
  • Hunter Valley Gardens: 524 holiday rentals
  • The Vintage Golf Club: 547 holiday rentals
  • Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club: 525 holiday rentals
  • Hope Estate: 532 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Cessnock listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Cessnock?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 232 Houses in Cessnock. Our other popular types of Cessnock holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 8 holiday houses
  • Villas: 55 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 58 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cessnock?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 214 holiday homes with pool available in Cessnock. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.