Where the journey and adventure begins!

About Cessnock

This is where the journey & adventure begins Рat the gateway city to the vineyards of the Hunter Valley. Surrounded by lush and green countryside, Cessnock is the largest town in Australia’s oldest wine region and the perfect place to explore the acclaimed wineries and cellar doors.

Find out more about Cessnock area from these links…


Staying at:Ingenia Holidays Hunter ValleyWikiCamps Australia
Address:137 Mount View Road CessnockTel: (02) 4990 2573
Arrival date:Monday 26th May 2021
Staying for:4 nights
Departure date:Friday 30th April 2021
Accom notes:The park has a dump point
NO fire pits are allowed within the park. You can only use a fully enclosed brazier fire pit (no exposed flames). They have 1 for hire $15 per day & Ekologs (wood) $15 per bag
There is an open fireplace in the camp kitchen
No pets allowed in the Camp Kitchen (where we may be having Briefings & Happy Hour)

Planned Activities

Grape Vine Tours – Tuesday 27th May 2020

A full day tour has been organised with Grape Vine Tours and invitations should have already been sent to all Tagalong21 attendees who have already booked.

The luncheon on this day tour replaces the traditional 1st night welcoming dinner.

Grape Vine Tours will collect us from our caravan park in Cessnock in two comfortable, clean air-conditioned 25 seat buses.

  • Pick up is at 10.30am at the Caravan Park office
  • Drop off back at the Caravan Park is at 5.00pm
  • We will visit 2 wineries before lunch
  • Lunch will be a 1 hour break at a winery to be advised
  • We will visit 2 wineries after lunch
  • Total 4 wineries,  tastings Bubbles, Whites, Rose’ Reds, Desert Wines, Sweet Wines, Muscats, Ports, Fortified Wines
    • If there are any purchases the bus drivers will take us home at 5pm, then collect wine from various wineries and return to the Caravan Park deliver to us
      • All in the service. They don’t like having too much alcohol in the buses
  • The Tagalong organisers have arranged for someone to “babysit” all the dogs for the day.

Please Note: We have been advised that there is NO BYO alcohol on the tour or transfer and NO themed dress or costumes to be worn out on tour

Places of interest in the area

Tourist Info

The nearest tourist info centre is the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre, located at 455 Wine Country Drive Pokolbin - 7.3km north of the CP. Tel: (02) 4993 6700

Here’s some suggestions of places to visit and things to do around Cessnock:

Hunter Valley Gardens

Spread across 14 hectares encompassing 10 internationally themed gardens to explore, there is something for everyone, including the ever-popular Storybook Garden. In the Gardens there are 6,000 trees, 600,000 shrubs and over 1 million ground covers to discover from Australia and around the world.

Nestled in Pokolbin, at the foothills of the Brokenback Ranges, in the heart of the Hunter vineyards, you will find these beautiful gardens have so much to offer.

Hunter Valley Gardens Shopping Village is a unique collection of bespoke shops offering everything from delicious meals, lunchtime treats, coffee and wine to stunning glassware, jewellery and unique clothing.

Hunter Valley Cheese Factory – Handmade Cheese Tasting

The Hunter Valley Vineyards Boutique Cheesery are famous for making handmade specialty cheeses to match the wines of the region. Call and book into one of their tasting sessions.

Hunter Valley Helicopter Tours

They provide a range of Helicopter Flights, be it Scenic Flights, Picnics, Breakfast & Lunch Tours or even a flight out over the coast.

Hunter Valley Ballooning

Hunter Valley Ballooning has been offering superior hot air balloon flights daily over the scenic Hunter Valley region for over 30 years. Locally based in Lovedale in the Hunter Valley, they offer the very best in local knowledge and personalised service.

Monarchs in the Hunter Museum

Jan Hugo, who owns the museum has one of the biggest Royal Memorabilia collections in the world.

Wollombi Endeavour Museum

The museum is situated in an 1866 sandstone building managed by Cessnock District Historical and Family History Inc and houses exhibits and displays of local history obtained within the original late 1800’s Wollombi Court House Police Precinct.

Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops