Directions from Sydney
Travel north on the F3 Freeway for approximately 1 hour. Do not exit at the Tourist Drive to Cessnock which is after approximately 20 minutes on the freeway. Exit at Freeman’s Drive (Highway #82) and follow the signs to Cessnock approximately (30 minutes).
When you drive into Cessnock, turn RIGHT at the first light, this will put you onto Vincent St., the main street. Go to the end of Vincent St. (about 3 intersections) to a ‘T’ intersection with traffic light. You need to be in the left hand lane. Veer left at this light, getting into immediately into the right hand lane!
You will now be at another traffic light. Turn right at this light into Wine Country Drive (was Allandale Road). Follow Wine Country Drive for about 5-6 kilometres passing the Visitors Information Centre on your left. A great place to stop to get a guide book and map of the area.
Approximately 500-600 metres past the information centre you turn left into Broke Rd. Follow Broke Rd. for a couple of kilometres until you come to the ‘T’ intersection with McDonalds Rd.
Turn right at McDonalds Rd. and travel for 1.6 kilometres, passing Gillards Rd on your left. The entrance into Hermitage Lodge is about 100 metres past Gillards Rd. on your left.