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Rural, historical and easy driving.

A drive along this route is a pleasant escape from the outside world. The farms look great, the... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Woy Woy, Australia

went for an improptu drive not knowing how far it was away but throughly loved the drive and the... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Gosford, 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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Along the Great North Road or Convict Trail, Wollombi, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

A drive along this route is a pleasant escape from the outside world. The farms look great, the scenery is relaxing and history is everywhere. A special bonus on a sunny weekend is sharing the day with the chrome and beards of hundreds of motorcycle...More

Thank JustMe-Pete
Reviewed 6 May 2018

went for an improptu drive not knowing how far it was away but throughly loved the drive and the unexpected treasures

Thank Blaze501
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Short drive out of Sydney for a weekend away in Wollombi. Lots to see along the way. Great part of the whole experience.

Thank Andriani2803
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Going up to the Hunter Valley from Sydney, we opted to take a route different from the M1, which can be faster, but far less interesting. Turning off the M1 at Peat's Ridge Exit, we drove though small and interesting villages, nearby bridges built by...More

2  Thank Ippy47
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The road is narrow with uneven edges, winding and I thought extremely bumpy but a much nicer way to see the countryside rather than take the freeway. Nowhere as busy as the freeway either. Nice valleys, rows of milk can letterboxes, quaint house and at...More

1  Thank aussietraveller59
Reviewed 2 January 2018

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 20 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 18 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
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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