Wollombi Tavern, Hunter Valley
Situated in the historic village of Wollombi, on the convict built Great North Road, the Tavern remains a favoured spot for travellers to and from the tourist destinations in the Hunter Valley’s wine districts, and is especially popular with those wishing to take the Sunday bike ride or drive into the country around Sydney.
The Wollombi Tavern as it is today, sits on the site of an earlier public house, originally built around the time of early European settlement during the 1840s. Known then as the Wollombi Wine Saloon, it remained a popular stopping point for travellers up until it was destroyed by fire in 1959. That event was a major turning point in the history of the tavern and for Wollombi itself. But, more of that in the section devoted to the illustrious Dr. Jurd.
With its large open area next to the picturesque Wollombi Brook, the Tavern offers ample room for family gatherings in this historic area. Just a 90 minute drive from Sydney’s Northern suburbs.
Route 33 Cafe is open for meals 7 days a week. Juicy steaks and delicious burgers are the most popular choice by all the hungry travellers.
A favourite with campervan clubs, and club car rallies, the separate reserve affords spacious free camping for large groups (no showers available). Friar Jurd’s self-contained accommodation is located next door to the Tavern.
The Tavern is often visited by helicopters on their way up to the Pokolbin wineries and restaurants. Space is reserved for several helicopters.