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GETTING TO THE WOLLOMBI VALLEY SCULPTURE FESTIVAL

From Sydney (107km)

Head north on the M1 Motorway from Wahroonga and take the Calga/ Peats Ridge exit. From there Route 33 takes you through Peats Ridge, Kulnura, Laguna and then to Wollombi.

We recommend your first festival stop should be Laguna Village, 10 minutes south of Wollombi. Here you can see and buy indoor sculptures at the Laguna Hall and large outdoor sculptures in the surrounds of the Great Northern Trading Post (GNTP) which is the perfect place for a coffee, wine, beer or lunch en route to Wollombi Village and the vineyards.

Next stop, Wollombi Village where large outdoor sculptures will be exhibited throughout the village and small sculptures displayed at the Old Fireshed Gallery, Wollombi Hall and the Old Dance Hall which is also the Festival Sales and Information Centre. Enjoy lunch, have a coffee, a glass of wine or a beer at one of the cafes or the Wollombi Tavern.

To see more large outdoor sculptures travel 2 kms along Yango Creek Road to Undercliff Winery where you will be welcomed by Jane and Peter Hamshere. Enjoy a wine tasting at the cellar door or picnic amongst sculpture in the beautiful vineyard.

For your return trip to Sydney drive back through Historic Wollombi Village then travel 10 kms on Wollombi Road to Stonehurst Winery. Enjoy the large sculptures and wine tasting at the cellar door in a stunning setting amongst the poplar grove

You can continue on Wollombi Road for the drive home via Sandy Creek Road or travel back home on Route 33.

This is a wonderful day trip or book accommodation and stay in the valley for a couple of days.


From Newcastle (82km)

Travel on the Hunter Express Way and take the Kurri Kurri / Cessnock exit, follow the signs to Wollombi along Maitland Rd and Wollombi Rd through Weston, Cessnock and Millfield.

We recommend your first stop should be Stonehurst Winery 10 minutes before you get to Wollombi. Enjoy the large sculptures and wine tasting at the cellar door in a stunning setting amongst the poplar grove.

Next stop, Wollombi Village where large outdoor sculptures will be exhibited throughout the village and small sculptures displayed at the Old Fireshed Gallery, Wollombi Hall and the Old Dance Hall which is also the Festival Sales and Information Centre. Enjoy lunch, have a coffee, a glass of wine or a beer at one of the cafes or the Wollombi Tavern.

To see more large outdoor sculptures travel 2 kms along Yango Creek Road to Undercliff Winery where you will be welcomed by Jane and Peter Hamshere. Enjoy a wine tasting at the cellar door or picnic amongst sculpture in the beautiful vineyard.

To see the rest of the exhibition head south on Route 33 to Laguna Village, 10 minutes south of Wollombi.
Here you can see and buy indoor sculptures at the Laguna Hall and large outdoor sculptures in the surrounds of the Great Northern Trading Post (GNTP) which is the perfect place for a coffee, wine, beer or lunch to finish your day.

This is a wonderful day trip or book accommodation and stay in the valley for a couple of days.


From the Central Coast (77km)

The Wollombi Valley is only a short drive through Somersby and then onto Route 33 meandering your way down into the Wollombi Valley.

We recommend your first festival stop should be Laguna Village, 10 minutes south of Wollombi. Here you can see and buy indoor sculptures at the Laguna Hall and large outdoor sculptures in the surrounds of the Great Northern Trading Post (GNTP) which is the perfect place for a coffee, wine, beer or lunch en route to Wollombi Village and the vineyards.

Next stop, Wollombi Village where large outdoor sculptures will be exhibited throughout the village and small sculptures displayed at the Old Fireshed Gallery, Wollombi Hall and the Old Dance Hall which is also the Festival Sales and Information Centre. Enjoy lunch, have a coffee, a glass of wine or a beer at one of the cafes or the Wollombi Tavern.

To see more large outdoor sculptures travel 2 kms along Yango Creek Road to Undercliff Winery where you will be welcomed by Jane and Peter Hamshere. Enjoy a wine tasting at the cellar door or picnic amongst sculpture in the beautiful vineyard.

For your return trip to the Central Coast, drive back through Historic Wollombi Village then travel 10 kms on Wollombi Road to Stonehurst Winery. Enjoy the large sculptures and wine tasting at the cellar door in a stunning setting amongst the poplar grove.
You can continue on Wollombi Road for the drive home via Sandy Creek Road or travel back home on Route 33.

This is a wonderful day trip or book accommodation and stay in the valley for a couple of days.


From Broke (30kms)

Paynes Crossing Road leads to Wollombi Village where large outdoor sculptures will be exhibited throughout the village and small sculptures displayed at the Old Fireshed Gallery, Wollombi Hall and the Old Dance Hall which is also the Festival Sales and Information Centre. Enjoy lunch, have a coffee, a glass of wine or a beer at one of the cafes or the Wollombi Tavern.

We recommend your next festival stop should be Laguna Village, on Great North Road, 10 minutes south of Wollombi. Here you can see and buy indoor sculptures at the Laguna Hall and large outdoor sculptures in the surrounds of the Great Northern Trading Post (GNTP) which is the perfect place for a coffee, wine, beer or lunch.

The vineyards are next. Drive 6 kms back to Wollombi then depending on which way you want to travel home your choices are;
Travel 2 kms along Yango Creek Road to Undercliff Winery where you will be welcomed by Jane and Peter Hamshere. Enjoy a wine tasting at the cellar door or picnic amongst sculpture in the beautiful vineyard.

Or travel 10 kms on Wollombi Road to Stonehurst Winery, a beautiful setting to see more sculptures and perhaps some more wine tasting at the cellar door in a stunning setting amongst the poplar grove.

You can continue on Wollombi Road for the drive home via Cessnock or return to Wollombi and head home on Paynes Crossing Road.

This is a wonderful day trip or book accommodation and stay in the valley for a couple of days.


Map illustration with thanks to cartographer, Sally Sullivan.