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Location

Callicoma Hill is located in Australia’s Hunter Valley, 49km north of the town of Singleton. It is about 3 hours drive north of Sydney and 1.5 hours from Newcastle.

From Sydney, drive north on the M1 Pacific Motorway and turn off near Newcastle on the M15 Hunter Expressway then on the A38 New England Highway to Singleton. You can visit the Hunter Valley vineyards by taking a longer route through Cessnock, or you can turn off the Motorway at Peats Ridge and drive to Singleton via the historic village of Wollombi and Broke. Another scenic alternative is to drive to Windsor in north-west Sydney and take the Putty Road to Singleton through Wollemi and Yengo National Parks.

Callicoma Hill is 49 km north of Singleton off the New England Highway past Lake St Clair on quiet country roads. The last 5 km is on unsealed roads. Visitors should take care with wildlife on roads, especially at night. Callicoma Hill is about one hour drive from the Hunter Valley vineyards area.


Public transport

Most people come by car, but there are also public transport options to Singleton. For train timetables see www.transportnsw.info or phone 131500. Car hire or taxis are available in Singleton.

Landscape & weather

Callicoma Hill is close to Mt Royal and Barrington Tops National Parks. These are part of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage Area recognised for diverse vegetation, wildlife, mountains and scenery. Famous explorer Ludwig Leichhardt visited Mt Royal in 1843 to enjoy its nature and beauty which remain largely unchanged today.

Callicoma Hill has a cool temperate climate, often with variable weather. It is noticeably cooler and wetter than most of the Hunter Valley and guests should be prepared. It is always a good idea to check the weather before a visit by visiting http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/singleton.shtml and remembering that the weather can be a lot cooler than the forecast shows.

Maps

The following maps are helpful to show the location of Callicoma Hill and nearby Mount Royal and Barrington Tops National Parks:
+ Carrabolla and Carrowbrook 1:25,000 topographic maps
+ 1:100,000 Tourist map of Barrington Tops and Gloucester Districts
+ NRMA Mid North Coast Regional travel map


 


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