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Werakata NP Accommodation

6 km north of Cessnock, enter along Lomas Lane off Allandale Road (Wine Country Drive). Highlights: The park has a rich history of Aboriginal occupation and more recently forestry operation. Today it conserves a diversity of plants and animals including a number of threatened species and endangered ecological communities. Enjoy a picnic at Astills Picnic Area and explore the Kurri Sand Swamp Woodland. A great way to see the park is by bicycle. One of the best routes is to depart from the picnic area, cycle north along Deadmans Trail and then return to the picnic area via Gibsons Road. The Forestry Hut off Old Maitland Road is one of the few remaining huts of this type and function and shows how forestry work was undertaken when transport was not as efficient as it is now. 

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Hunter Valley YHA

The Hunter Valley YHA hostel is set on 26 acres with vineyards in the heart of the wine country. Its is a family run place with a nice relaxed atmosphere, and a great base to explore the area and trying the wines. Hunter Valley YHA is close to the vineyards, town and a short walk to a pub that offers meals and nightlife.

Lovedale Cottages

Peacefully nestled amongst the tall gum trees down a short country lane, your own private self contained cottage is waiting for you, close to a host of vineyards, wineries, galleries and fine restaurants. The perfect location for romance or simply rest and relaxation in your own private spa or in front of the log fire. Private 1, 2 or 3 bedroom cottages with spas, log fires, free pay/satellite TV, tennis court, mini golf, heated indoor swimming pool, 9 hole golf course.