Cessnock is a perfect place to base yourself to start exploring the award-winning wineries in the renowned Hunter Valley wine region. This is great holiday destination for people of all ages, from all walks of life. Accommodation is available to suit every budget, from a back-packers dorm to a luxury heritage guesthouse.
If you want a break from all the wineries, you will be pleased to find a range of other fun attractions. Cessnock is close to the Werakata National Park, which is a lovely place for a picnic, and has a variety of scenic walking and bike trails to explore. The national park is home to many native animals, and great for birdwatching.
Nearby in Nukalba, you can visit the Hunter Valley Zoo, which has a wide variety of native and exotic animals. Make sure you check out some of the daily shows at the zoo for a chance to cuddle up to a koala, pat a wombat or watch the monkeys being fed.
A popular annual event that draws crowds to the Cessnock region is the Wollombi Tavern Woodchop. Held in the boutique historic village of Wollombi every October. You can make a day or a weekend out it with free camping available at the tavern. The basic camping facilities are located on the tavern grounds and have toilet facilities.
This wood chop is an NSW Axeman’s Association sanctioned event and includes:
- NSW 300mm Standing Block Championship
- Underhand Handicap
- Sawing Events
- Standing Block Handicap
- Two Board Tree Climb
- Boys Chop
If you are a woodchopping enthusiast and planning to watch all the events, its a good idea to minimize your distractions by keeping your children comfortable, occupied and relaxed. Beanbags are a popular option for relaxation and comfort. Beanbags are portable and lightweight enough for children to easily carry them between the camping area and the event.
Outdoor Beanbag Hire’s durable outdoor beanbags are perfect to hire for an event like this. They are well designed and can stand up the elements and being dragged around outside by children. Made from hard-wearing vinyl, dirt and sticky spills can be cleaned off easily with a quick wipe.
You can convert the beanbags from the lazy lounge position into an upright chair position easily by tucking the end under the middle seat component. The chair position is stable and makes it easy to sit up straight (helpful for mealtimes or anytime you are in the mood for being super relaxed). This flexible feature saves the need for camp chairs. To save room, you just need to squeeze the air out of the beanbags.