About Wallabadah

Wallabadah is tiny village that straggles along the New England Highway. It lies surrounded by fine wool, stud cattle and prime lamb country. It has two historic buildings but the main attraction, incongruous in the region, is the comprehensive and sophisticated First Fleet Memorial Garden where visitors can learn about the people who travelled to Australia on the First and Second Fleets.
Read more on the Aussie Towns website

Find out more about Wallabadah area from these links…


Staying at:Wallabadah Free Camp (Wikicamps link)
Address:New England Hwy, Wallabadah - Behind 1st Fleet Memorial Garden
Google Maps route:Approx 195kms & 2hrs 29mins from Cessnock
Arrival date:Friday 30th April 2021
Staying for:1 night
Departure date:Saturday 1st May 2021
Accom notes:There is NO dump point in the park or in the township of Wallabadah. It is recommended that you empty your toilet canister in Cessnock prior to travelling to Wallabadah.
Fire pits are permitted subject to there being no total fire bans.

Planned Activities

First Fleet Memorial Gardens

We have arranged with a person from the Liverpool Council Tourist Information Centre to take our group on an informational tour of the First Fleet Gardens. Duration should be about 20-30 minutes from 4:00pm on Friday 30th April.

The gardens have eleven garden beds representing the ships of the First Fleet lead by Arthur Phillips to settle Australia are arranged around a garden bed in the shape of Australia.

The gardens are located right next to the camp ground (easy walk) and entry is free.

Places of interest in the area

Tourist Info

There is no visitor information centre in Wallabadah. The closest is the Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre, King George V Park, New England Highway, Willow Tree, 17.9km south of Wallabadah. You should be driving past it (maplink) on your way from Cessnock. Tel: (02) 6747 1226

Nearest Supermarkets & Bottle Shops