Content: Cessnock & Surrounds

Cessnock & Surrounds

Vincent St Cessnock.jpg

Welcome to Cessnock & Surrounds, a vibrant country town in the heart of the Hunter Valley.
The gateway to wine country, Cessnock is a hub for services and shopping. Spend your time exploring the town centre, with a range of cafes you can grab a good coffee or a counter meal at one of the surrounding pubs. In Cessnock you can get your groceries, browse the art gallery, attend a show at the Performing Arts Centre and browse the range of fashion and gift stores and walk one of Australia’s longest main streets. There are also several accommodation options.  

221 Restaurant at the Royal Oak Hotel

The Royal Oak Hotel in Cessnock is located at the gateway to the Hunter Valley Vineyards and is home to the multi-award winning 221 RESTAURANT & BAR - offering exceptional food at reasonable prices. We have a classic country Hotel, sympathetically updated, with an overall great atmosphere. An ideal place to stay overnight if attending a concert in the nearby vineyards, touring the Valley, or fo...

OPEN 7 DAYS: (Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day) DINING HOURS: • SIDE STREET CAFÉ - 7.30am to 3.30pm (Free WiFi) • 221 RESTAURANT & BAR - Lunch: 12 noon to 3pm, Dinner: From 6pm • HOTEL BAR & LOUNGE - 12 noon to Close

221 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Abermain Hotel

Abermain Hotel has recently been purchased and is once again, a family owned and operated pub/hotel. The bar and bistro have all been recently renovated. We are located only a short drive to all the vineyards and we have regular events, trivia nights and live music to keep you entertained.

Guests: 1 - 34

27 Charles Street, Abermain

Aussie Rest Motel

The Aussie Rest Motel (formerly Australia Hotel Motel) offers quality and comfort. Be it business or pleasure the Aussie Rest is a great place to stay on your next Hunter Valley visit.

Guests: 45

43 Shedden Street, Cessnock

Australia Hotel

The Australia Hotel Cessnock is home to the Aussie Bistro. We are located ten minutes drive to the center of the Hunter Valley Wineries and three Championship Golf Courses, Hunter Valley Zoo and the multi tourism award winner Hunter Valley Gardens.

OPENING HOURS: Daily for Lunch and Dinner 12 – 2 pm / 6 - 9 pm Monday – Thursday & Sunday 12 – 2 pm / 6-10 pm Friday & Saturday

136 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

Bacchus On Love

Your vacation begins with us! Relax in the spa, put your feet up and unwind in the luxurious settings or spend a day at the wineries exploring the valley. Everything is at your door step here at Bacchus on Love so whatever you look for in a vacation, you can find it here.

Guests: 6

37 Love Street, Cessnock

BBQ School

BBQ School offers a range of BBQ Courses nationally throughout the year in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Hunter Valley.

c/o Potters Brewery Resort, Wine Drive, Nulkaba

Bhutra Thai Massage Spa

At Bhutra Thai Massage Cessnock, we offer a wide range of therapeutic and relaxing massage services. Our experienced and well trained massage therapists will help you revive from your daily work stress or chronic pain leaving your fully refreshed and revived.

OPENING HOURS: 7 Days 9:00am - 9:00pm

185 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

Cessnock Aerodrome

Cessnock Aerodrome is the home base for Hunter Valley Joy Flights, Helicopter tours, tourist charters and some hot air ballooning.

455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin

Cessnock Leagues Club

Cessnock Leagues Club is one of the largest entertainment venues in the Wine Country offering bars, live entertainment, restaurant, conference facilities, and much much more.

CLUB TRADING HOURS Monday & Tuesday 9:00am – 10:00pm Wednesday & Thursday 9:00am – 11.30pm Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 12.30am Sunday 9:00am – 10:00pm ENTICE BISTRO & CAFE TRADING HOURS Monday - Wednesday 9:00am – 8.30pm Thursday - Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm Sunday 9:00am – 8.30pm

1 Darwin Street, Cessnock

Cessnock Motel

Comfortable, affordable and conveniently located in Cessnock, with first rate hospitality, this four star accommodation is close to the Hunter Valley's world famous vineyards, golf courses and restaurants.

Guests: 1 - 45 Bathrooms: 1+

13 Allandale Road, Cessnock

Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

The Cessnock Performing Arts Centre offers annual performance programs comprising drama, comedy, ballet and live music. We have a solid reputation for presenting high quality performances from both international and interstate touring companies. In addition to this, we have shown ourselves as a significant player in audience development and community engagement.

198 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Cessnock Plaza

Cessnock Plaza is your one-stop shopping destination with 2 free hours parking and conveniently located within the Cessnock CBD. We have all your food, fashion, lifestyle and entertainment needs covered.

CENTRE OPENING HOURS: Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri : 09:00am - 5:30pm. Thurs 09:00am - 7:00pm. Sat 09:00am - 4:00pm. Sun 10:00am - 2:00pm. WOOLWORTHS OPENING HOURS: Mon - Sat 07:00am - 10:00pm. Sun & Public Hols 07:00am - 9:00pm.

Cnr Cooper Street & Keene Street, Cessnock

Cessnock Radio Cabs

Local taxi company servicing the vineyards and surrounding areas.

52 Cumberland Street, Cessnock


Welcome to Go Karts Go Hunter Valley - The Hunter region's biggest, fastest and most exciting 4-stroke go kart hire track with a massive 850m long track!

OPENING HOURS: Monday - Sunday : 9 :00am -6:00pm, SCHOOL HOLIDAYS; 9:00am - 6:00pm PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: 10:00am - 5:00pm

202 Neath Road, Kearsley

Grasmere Estate

Grasmere Estate is a well appointed, comfortable and spacious homestead on 53 acres in the heart of Wine Country.

Guests: 10

62 Lomas Lane, Nulkaba

Hotel Cessnock

Hotel Cessnock offers a modern B&B style accommodation with shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have air conditioning and TV's . Our restaurant provides above average meals at competitive prices and is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.

Guests: 42

234 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

Hunter Beer Co

Hunter Beer is the Hunter Valleys first microbrewery. Customers are able to sample at least 10 handcrafted, multi-award winning beers in a comfortable tasting area that adjoins the brewery and lets visitors see the operation in action.

OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wine Country Dr & Fleming St, Nulkaba

Hunter Valley Beer Trail

Welcome to Hunter Valley Beer Country, handcrafted and authentic. Four local breweries band together to give you a self guided beer trail for the Hunter Valley.

All open 7 days, check the individual hours at each brewery.

Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Helicopters

Hunter Valley Helicopters is a locally owned and operated company based at Cessnock Aerodrome in the Heart of Wine Region.

Cessnock Airport, 455 Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin

Hunter Valley Wedding Celebrant

Whether you’re wanting an intimate ceremony, a spectacular party style, a grand production with all the trimmings, a light-hearted fun approach, a ‘head in the clouds’ balloon experience, or a casual beach wedding – I am the celebrant you’re looking for.

Kathy Pynsent

Hunter Valley YHA

This purpose built YHA hostel is right in the heart of wine country.

Guests: 46

100 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

Hunter Valley Zoo

If you are looking for a fun and family day out in the Hunter Valley then look no further , Hunter Valley Zoo is located just out of Cessnock, only one hour from the Central Coast and 45 minutes from Newcastle.

OPENING HOURS: Thursday - Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm Open every day during school holidays.

138 Lomas Lane, Nulkaba

Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley

Located in Cessnock, we are close enough to the vineyards to hear the buds bursting on the vines. Our central location provides you with the perfect base to explore the vineyards, cheese factories, chocolate shops, galleries, Hunter Valley Gardens, restaurants, historical villages of Wollombi and Morpeth and much more.

137 Mount View Road, Cessnock

Mango Duck Master Chef

Mango Duck Master Chef Restaurant offers modern Chinese cuisine in the heart of Cessnock CBD.

OPENING HOURS: Wednesday - Mondays 11:00am - 2:30pm & 4:30pm - 9:00pm. Closed Tuesdays.

46 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Peace Park: Chinaman's Hollow

Peace Park is a beautiful community park, with an excellent playground, BBQ facilities and amenities as well as a unique walking trail.

Cessnock Road, Weston

Pedens Hotel

Peden's Hotel is so much more than your average Cessnock Hotel. At Peden’s you and the family can enjoy our fabulous restaurant and for those looking to extend their welcome, we offer some of the best Cessnock accommodation and entertainment around.

196 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Potters Hotel Brewery Resort

Potters Hotel Brewery Resort is set in the Wine Country offering a unique Hunter Valley experience. Having accommodation, bar with state of the art TAB and gaming facilities, large brasserie, beer garden and lounge bar as well as a Function Centre. All set on 11 acres of spacious grounds.

Guests: 1 - 200

Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

Rally School Australia

Get behind the wheel or just simply relish the ride as you enjoy a rally driving experience like no other in our Turbo 4WD rally cars. We have over twenty turbo gravel rally cars and every one of them is designed to make you smile. Ideal birthday, Fathers day or Christmas gift, or just shout yourself!

Corner of Quarrybylong & Macfarlane Streets,

Slattery Helicopters

Slattery Helicopters is the Hunter Valley's leading experienced helicopter company.

Cessnock Airport, Wine Country Drive, Cessnock

Sushi Chat

Conveniently located in Cessnock Plaza, Sushi Chat offers first class Japanese cuisine that is guaranteed to suit all tastes.

OPENING HOURS: Daily 08:00am - 08:00pm

Shop 19, Cessnock Plaza, Keane Street, Cessnock

Thai Nature Massage

A Thai and Remedial massage experience with experienced and qualified therapists.

Daily. 9:00am - 9:00pm

40 Cumberland Street, Cessnock

The Mine Shaft Restaurant

The Mine Shaft is a family owned and run Restaurant located in Cessnock, in the heart of the N.S.W Hunter Valley.

OPENING HOURS; Wednesday to Saturday, Dinner: 5:30pm - Late ​

109 Wollombi Road, Cessnock

Tourist Drive 33

Planning a visit to Hunter Valley Wine Country and hoping to take the road less travelled? Why not enjoy a scenic drive on Tourist Drive 33, along the Great North Road or Convict Trail, and through the beautiful NSW countryside. Tourist Drive 33 is the scenic gateway to the spectacular Hunter Valley stretching from the Peats Ridge exit on the M1 near Sydney, to Branxton in the heart of wine cou...

Calga - Wollombi - Cessnock - Pokolbin - Branxton

Vincent Street Kitchen & Bar

Step through the doors at Vincent Street Kitchen and Bar and relax in a space that is fresh, beautiful and just a little bit quirky. We offer casual dining with a sprinkle of flair and a dash of style, fantastic food made with local produce and a great place to sip a craft beer or a custom cocktail at our bar. Enjoy an all-round ah-mazing dining experience..

Venue OPENING HOURS: Daily 10:30am – Late Daily, Lunch : 12:00am - 2.30pm Dinner 5.30pm - 8.30pm

201 Vincent Street, Cessnock

Watagans State Forest Scenic Trail Walks

Watagans State Forest offers the perfect place to get away from it all and explore Australia’s native plants and wildlife. Just 30 Minutes from Cessnock it offers several well defined walking trails.

Watagans State Forest

Werakata National Park

Escape to natural scenery, enjoy a picnic, bush walk or challenge your skills on a mountain bike.

Lomas Lane, Nulkaba

Wine Country Cottage

This fully modernised two bedroom, early twentieth century cottage still retains all of its original charm and is so close to all the region has to offer.

115 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba

Wine Country Motor Inn

Four Star Rated, 50 room CBD Accommodation Hotel conveniently located in the centre of Cessnock City. Modern contemporary designed, excellent quality accommodation, 5-10 minutes from renowned Hunter Valley Vineyards and Hunter Valley Gardens.

Guests: 100 -110

5 Darwin Street, Cessnock

Wine Country Tourist Park

Wine Country Tourist Park is a family owned caravan park located in the beautiful Hunter Valley. We currently provide powered sites only for camping, caravans and motorhomes.

3 O'Connors Road, Nulkaba

Woodlane Cottages

Woodlane Cottages is the perfect location for your next Hunter Valley getaway centrally located to endless outstanding restaurants, wineries and attractions around the Hunter Valley.

Guests: 2 - 28

45 McCarthy Road, Nulkaba

AL-OI Thai

17 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 8666.

Cessnock Achievement Centre

37 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 49917018.

Cessnock Golf club

26 Birkdale Boulevard, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 1633.


16 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4991 6619.

Cessnock Vintage Motor Inn

300 Maitland Road, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 4333.

East Cessnock Bowling Club

Cnr Neath and Victoria Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 1444.

Ernest Hill Wines

307 Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba. PH: 02 4991 4418.

Hunter Recreational Flying Club

Cessnock Airport. PH: 0428 767 279.


13 Vincent Street, Cessnock. PH: 02 4991 1773.

Marthaville Arts & Cultural Centre

200 Wollombi Road, Cessnock . PH: 0403 161 511.

St Philip' s Christian College

10 Lomas Lane, Nulkaba. PH: 02 4007 5000.

The Coffee Club

2 North Avenue, Cessnock. PH: 02 4990 4450.

The Critter Sitter Resort Care

PO Box 766, Cessnock. PH: 0402 129 896.

The Hunter Celebrant

. PH: 0439 601 852.