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Take the back road to the Upper Hunter Valley, not only do you manage to avoid the M1, you'll love the convict-era history you'll learn along the way and the gorgeous rustic charms of this area.
Created 7/04/2014 4:25:46 AM
By Sydney Kids Food + Travel blog
You can ride horses or d many other outdoor activities here, nice stop off.
Enjoy encounters with Australian wildlife at this animal park, there are also lovely walks and aboriginal art to enjoy.
You can see lots of sections of the convict-built Great North Road, read http://greatnorthroad.com.au/ for all the info.
This is the 'tranquil side of the Hunter Valley, very rustic and rural with lots of fab wineries and eateries.
Along Peats Ridge Road you will find many farms selling fresh fruit and veggies at the farm gate. Stock up on the freshest of fresh provisions here.
There is somuch to see and do in Wollombi. Visit the court house, see the art galleries, take an aboriginal heritage tour and more.