Tiny place, endless space: a weekend in Wollombi

weekend in wollombi

A relaxing weekend in Wollombi is made all-the more special by a tiny home on a block of land down the road from the picturesque historical town centre.


It’s animal instinct that leads us to finding shelter, food and water, and so there is something so special about having all that you need in a warm, cosy space that is completely surrounded by nature. In our Tiny Away home, The Wollombi Wanderer, on the outskirts of Wollombi in the Hunter Valley, we spent a weekend indulging in the surrounding wine region while also getting back to basics and enjoying an inky night sky filled with stars, an outdoor fire, and moments where it was just us and the local mobs of kangaroos eyeing us up through the charming morning mists.  

Inside our Tiny Away home there was a bathroom with a toilet and full-sized shower, a small kitchen with everything we needed to prepare meals and make tea and coffee, a queen-sized bed and a table for two with views overlooking the paddocks and trees filled with warbling magpies. 


Spend a weekend in Wollombi in The Wollombi Wanderer.


Wanderings in Wollombi 

In the local Indigenous language of the Darkinjung people, Wollombi means “meeting place of the waters” – and it is an important ceremonial meeting place. There are more than 300 significant Aboriginal sites in Yengo National Park and surrounds dating back 13,000 years, with many beautiful spots accessible by walking trails and driving tracks.

The town, which was established in 1830 and is rich in colonial history, is home to around 1,100 residents. You can walk from one end of Wollombi to the other in five minutes, beginning at the Wollombi Tavern: a lovely old pub on the side of Yango Creek with a beer garden, wood panelled bar and bistro serving up great pub food. 

Further into town is a general store that doubles up as Harp of Erin Gallery Café & Theatre, a quirky antique store called Forge, and a couple of cafes – Myrtle & Stone (which is also a wine bar with a great cocktail menu, live music and trivia) and Wollombi Kitchen, which doubles as a homewares store and a stylish bar and restaurant. 


Geese wandering about the scenic grounds of Krinklewood Biodynamic Winery, Broke in the Hunter Valley.

Welcome to wine country

Wollombi is the gateway to the Broke Forwich Wine Trail, which includes a range of stunning wineries, cellar door experiences and onsite restaurants – including award-winning Winmark Wines, Margan Wines and Restaurant and Krinklewood Estate – a distillery, and River Flats Estate, which is an organic family-owned olive grove that produces oils, chutneys, jams, honey and olives. It is also home to BARE Nature’sKin, which produces a range of wonderful handmade olive oil soaps and beauty products. Pack an extra bag as you’ll no doubt go home with lots of local produce and other goodies.

If you enjoyed this piece on spending a weekend in Wollombi in a Tiny Away home, check out our Tiny Away adventure in Robertson!


Travel to Wollombi

Rex flies to Sydney, and from there it is an easy 2-hour drive to Wollombi. Book your flights here and check out the route map below.

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