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Tourist Drive 33

| Along the Great North Road or Convict Trail, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Great scenic drive to Hunter

If you are visiting Hunter from Sydney this is the route to take. Very scenic through the convict... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Arun7541
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Brisbane, Australia
The M1 was busy so we took the scenic route

Because the M1 was so busy we decided to go off on 33 as we had the time to be able to amble rather... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
David H
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Sydney, Australia
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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, through the beautiful NSW countryside. Food and wine, adventure activities, nature and wildlife, walking and cycling, festivals and events, history and culture.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“scenic route” (3 reviews)
“hunter valley” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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| Along the Great North Road or Convict Trail, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Hunter from Sydney this is the route to take. Very scenic through the convict trail and takes you through Wollombi to Cessnock. There are few stops and trails on the way and I absolutely enjoyed the drive.

Thank Arun7541
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Because the M1 was so busy we decided to go off on 33 as we had the time to be able to amble rather than race to our friends 70th Birthday that was starting at 5pm in Pokolbin. We did the route and enjoyed every...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Drove through here whilst visiting the Hunter Valley, some nice scenery and history along with some wineries, of course. Route could be improved - mainly the road surface.

1  Thank Alice R
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

When travelling to the Hunter region from Sydney avoid the madness of the M1 and turn towards Calga on the Peats Ridge Road. The scenery through to the Hunter is spectacular and although slightly longer the drive is well worth it

1  Thank martinw-sydney
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nice winding road through greenery, lakes, scenic photographic locations and rolling hills. Four cars would seem like traffic :-) ! Can't resist mimicking the quote from 'Cars'... There is always Motorway to make good time, TD33 is the road to have good time ...

Thank Sach K
Reviewed 23 December 2016

During our day trip from Singleton, we enjoyed this fun and slow road from Wollombi to Cessnock Not much traffic on this road so you can enjoy the scenery along the way

Thank Stumpie8
Reviewed 22 December 2016

great way for further explore from sydney to hunter valley. just follow the 33 sign. road condition not bad. strongly recommend as compare to motorway if only extra 30min.

Thank withjoey
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great way to get off the motorways and be able to stop at villages for country hospitality. This road is ideal for those not in a rush so slow down and enjoy the view.

Thank iprice5
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Not only is the scenery stunning but you have the opportunity to buy fresh fruit and vegetables along the way - also free range eggs!

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Strongly reccomend you have this route on your way to huntr valley via wollombi. The drive is lush green with historic towns in your way. Definately way better than taking the highway

Thank Meha V
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3 March 2017|
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Response from RodGarnett | Reviewed this property |
I forgot to answer you question fully. This isn't the rainy season (we don't have one in Sydney) and there is only one river crossing and it should be good in almost any conditions. Most of the time you will be in quite... More
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