Saturday 29 and / or Sunday 30 May 2021
Cessnock and Hunter Valley
Scenic country drive North to Cessnock and the Hunter. Wine tastings and joy flights are options available. You can stay overnight or choose to do a day trip.
Saturday May 29, 2021
Meeting point 8.00 – 8.30AM BEROWRA TRUCK STOP LOCATED 1 minute north of Berowra Shops on Old Pacific Highway veer left into truck stop. DO N0T GO ONTO THE M1 MOTORWAY. Toilets are available.
8.20am Drivers Briefing for the run
Travel along the old Pacific Highway towards sign post Cowan and Brooklyn (Please endeavour to stay together as a group as there are a number of intersections to be managed, we will not be travelling fast so enjoy the scenery.)
Continue on Old Pacific highway to sign post Gosford- Mooney Mooney (look out for cyclists, motorbikes and Police)
Turn left then right to sign post Peats Ridge and Gosford, then immediately left to Calga via Peats Ridge Road. Road opens up to a higher speed and more curves.
At Peats Ridge veer left onto George Downs Drive towards Central Mangrove. Continue straight through Central Mangrove to KULNURA and Jerry’s ONE STOP Café on your right. (about 50-60 minute drive)
Jerrys Cafe 1154 George Downs Drive Kulnura – 30 minutes rest stop
Lots of motorbikes, cars and coffee, just what the President likes!
Collect your TRIVIA questions (Yes there will be prizes)
Please do not stop on the road to search for answers it’s too dangerous. You will be given the chance to buy answers should you miss something. $20/answer.
Starting point for the trivia is from Bucketty. There are a number of points of interest you may wish to take note of including convict built bridges and culverts and lots of historical things in the towns etc.
Continue travelling north along George Downes Drive to Bucketty where we join the Great North Road. Our next stop is Wollombi (about 15-20 minute drive)
Enjoy the 60 minute stopover here at historic Wollombi. Do the walk from the tavern along Wollombi Road. Many of the trivia answers will be found here.
Visit the tavern for a free taste of the famous Dr Jurds Jungle Juice and Noyces for a quick wine tasting and enjoy the arts and crafts shops.
We will leave Wollombi at 11.30am
Trivia – Don’t forget the questions to win. You will be given the chance to buy answers should you miss something. $20/answer. Please do not stop on the road to search for answers it’s too dangerous.
Travel onto Broke
From the tavern travel north along Payne’s Crossing Road to Broke.
Turn right at Broke and take the Cessnock Broke Road to Lunch at Harrigan’s Irish Pub. (About a 60 minute drive, 12.30pm arrival)
Lunch is at Harrigan’s Irish Pub
Following lunch please take advantage of the wineries, distilleries, etc. available in Pokolbin. Hope Estate, Tyrells, Brokenwood, McGuigans, Tamburlaine, Tempus Two, Petersens etc.
Accommodation is at Potters Apartments, Brewery and hotel. Travel east along Cessnock Broke road turn right into Wine Country Drive and head to Cessnock, Potters is on you left as you enter Nulkaba just north of Cessnock. There are umbrellas out front, turn left into Fleming Street to Potters Apartments entry.
Foghorn Brewery tour at Potters (Optional)
5.00pm sharp arrive about 4.50pm $20pp for 45 minute tour
Includes 3 x beer tasters
Dinner Potters Hotel 6.30PM
Sunday MAY 30
Breakfast Hunter Recreational Flying Club Grady Road Cessnock (back of airport)
Joy flights Hunter Recreational Flying Club 2 seater aircraft. $25 PP donation to pilot to pay for fuel.
11.00am Hunter Valley Cheese Located at McGuigan Wines 447 McDonalds Rd, Pokolbin. Free cheese talk and tastings. Do a wine tasting at the same venue.
Singleton Army Military Museum is close by for those with an interest. Hamilton Vc Dr, Singleton Military Area
Want lunch? Google restaurants and cafes in Pokolbin There are so many choices. Virtually all the wineries have tasting platters through to full degustation meals with wine.
I hope you all enjoyed the inaugural Z Car Club Sydney, President’s Run 2021.
If you would like the limited offer T-shirt to prove you did the inaugural Presidents Run 2021, Order the T-shirt. $25 each, Provide your size and how many T-shirts to Vince Rivers (firstname.lastname@example.org) phone 0420 559700.
Events Manager Brad Twyman 0417 046523
President John Wakeling 0410 489915 or 0410 689915