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Hermitage Lodge

609 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin NSW 2320


Nestled in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Hermitage Lodge is located in the famous Hunter Valley Wine Country which has recently been voted third ‘Best Wine Region’ in the world on Trip Advisor. The Hunter valley is known for its world class wines, excellent restaurants, great golf courses and beautiful scenery. The Lodge is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley at Pokolbin which is just 15 minutes from Cessnock. Two championship golf courses are within a five minute drive. Newcastle airport is just over an hours drive away. Find out all about our beautifully appointed accommodation here.

Directions from Sydney


Travel north on the M1 Freeway for approximately 1 hour (100 kms). 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 5 kilometres until you come to the round about. Turn right at McDonalds Rd. and travel for 1.6 kilometres, passing Gillards Rd on your left.


Alternately you may like to stay on the M1, after 120km (1 hour 15 mins), exit the M1 at the Newcastle Interchange and take the M15 (Hunter Expressway) and follow the M15 until you reach the Lovedale Road exit (24km).  Exit at Lovedale, drive to the end of Lovedale Road,  turn right on Wine Country Drive, left of Broke Road, drive 5kms and turn right at the round about.  Hermitage lodge is 1.6 kms from the fancy new round-about on your left!!