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Abermain

The name of Sir Edgeworth David, who at the age of 50 partnered Douglas Mawson and Scottish surgeon Alistair Mackay on an epic, 2028 kilometre Antarctic traverse to the magnetic south pole in 1909, means a lot to the people of the small Hunter Valley mining town of Abermain. They remember him not so much for his Antarctic exploits, but as the Sydney University geologist who in 1897 uncovered the rich Greta coal seam on which the town and its miners depended for so many years. His name lives on in Abermain in a park and a monument unveiled to his memory in 2000.

In the best of mining traditions, Abermain boasts a School of Arts and an Eisteddfod Hall. The region was the first in NSW to provide a regular supply of coal for the fledgling colony of Sydney and villages such as Abermain, Adamstown, Carrington, Cardiff, Charlestown, Hamilton, Merewether, New Lambton, Stockton, Wallsend and Waratah, which are now suburbs of greater Newcastle, sprung up at pitheads.

Abermain: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Go Karts Go Hunter Valley


Welcome to Go Karts Go Hunter Valley. The Hunter region's biggest, fastest and most exciting four-stroke go kart hire track with a massive 850 metre long track!
At Go Karts Go Hunter Valley they have the biggest four-stroke outdoor go kart track and the fastest four-stroke karts in the whole of the Hunter Valley region. Their Go Karts are the latest specification RIMO Go karts from Europe and they also have specially designed Junior Go Karts as well as twin seaters. This allows them to cater for people from as young as three years of age right up to 99 years of age!




202 Neath Road
Kearsley, NSW, 2325

Located 3.6K from Abermain

Hunter Valley Zoo


Located within the heart of the Wine Country, Hunter Valley Zoo has acres of both Australian and exotic animals.

Feed the animals - hand feed kangaroos, wallabies, farmyard animals and some bird species as often as you like!

Daily shows allow you to pat a wombat, cuddle up to a koala, touch a reptile and watch the monkeys and other animals being fed.

There is a wide variety of animals including; monkeys, American alligators, Tasmanian devils, kangaroos, koalas, dingoes, reptiles, birds, and new animals such as the maned wolf, meerkats, lions, and Berani the Malayan tapir.

Hunter Valley Zoo provides free barbecue facilities and undercover seating, so bring the family for a picnic lunch in the fun relaxed atmosphere.

Want more? Hunter Valley Zoo have animal encounters available so you can get up close with some of the animals and develop an appreciation for the wildlife. Call the Zoo for more information or visit the website and Facebook page.




138 Lomas Lane
Nulkaba, NSW, 2325

Located 6.3K from Abermain

Richmond Vale Railway Museum


The Richmond Vale Railway Museum is a volunteer non-profit organisation, formed in 1979 with the aim of preserving the Railway and Mining Heritage of J and A Brown and the Hunter Valley.

The museum is located in the old Richmond Main Colliery site, four kilometres south of Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

The museum runs trains on the first three Sundays of each month and each Sunday during school holidays. Other attractions include a mining museum, mining and rail exhibits outdoors, shady picnic areas, canteen, and souvenir shop.

The museum also offers mid week tours and special night time events.

Steam is the main power but can be substituted without notice with diesels (due to total fire ban days or operational issues).




262 Leggetts Drive
Richmond Vale, NSW, 2323

Located 6.9K from Abermain

Cessnock Regional Art Gallery


Cessnock Regional Art Gallery (CRAG), offers a vibrant program of changing exhibitions showcasing local arts and craft practitioners, as well as National touring exhibitions that highlight a broad range of contemporary visual arts practice.

In association with exhibitions, CRAG runs public and educational programs for school students, local community groups and tourist visiting the region. Entry to all exhibitions at CRAG are free.




16 Vincent Street
Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Located 7.1K from Abermain

Australian Woodwork


Australian Woodwork's Hunter Valley Gallery was purpose built to showcase Australian made fine furniture and woodwork in native timbers.

They sell handmade wooden gifts and furniture, created by master craftsmen and woodworkers around Australia, and made exclusively from sustainably sourced native Australian timbers.

Australian Woodwork is family owned and has been doing business for over 15 years. They are 100 per cent Australian made and owned, and accredited by the Australian Made Campaign certification.




10 Fleming Street,
Corner of Wine Country Drive ,
(next to Potter's Brewery)
Nulkaba, NSW, 2325

Located 7.3K from Abermain

Abermain: Events

Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival



The Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is now in its second decade and has established itself as one of the Hunter's premier annual festivals, featuring all things 1950s - rock n roll, cars, music, fashion and dancing.

The three day program of events includes the Show and Shine vintage car display, retro market stalls, talent quests, best dressed competitions, fashion parades, Rock n Roll dancing and plenty of live entertainment in the main street of Kurri and at the local clubs.

Most of the events are free with entry to the various club shows and dance events varying in price. Check out the web site for a program of events and location map.





Lang Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 4.8K from Abermain

Kurri Kurri Community Festival


Kurri Kurri Community Festival gets underway in the afternoon with the movie Zootopia showing at dark. They are encouraging families to have their children dress up for the occasion. Festival organisers will have food, drinks, stalls and fun things happening with entertainment starting mid afternoon performed by local schools, dance schools and martial arts exhibition.

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Event Dates
2016
      22nd Oct
      22nd Oct


Lang Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 4.9K from Abermain

Coal Face Pedal


Kurri Coal Face Pedal takes place in Kurri Kurri in New South Wales, to support the Rescue Helicopter Service.

There are three days of events, including the Mountain Bike Sunset Ride on Friday, and the Road Ride Coal Face Teams Road Challenge on Saturday. Sunday brings the Coal Face Pedal Mountain Bike Rides with family options of five and 10 kilometres, as well as general options of 20 kilometre, 40 kilometre, or 60 kilometre rides.

For details please contact the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on the phone number provided.




C/- Station Hotel,
Victoria Street,
Corner Coronation Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 5.5K from Abermain

Australian Postie Bike Grand Prix


The Australian Postie Bike Grand Prix will be held in the streets of Cessnock's Central Business District.

Teams will contest the 24 lap qualifying sessions during the day and then, at 3pm, the Australian flag is waved and the Australian Postie Bike Grand Prix will be underway. Whichever team crosses the line first will share the spoils.

Whether you put together a team of your mates or bring the family along to witness the spectacle, see you in October when the Postie bikes are taking it to the streets!


Event Dates
2016
      30th Oct
      31st Oct


Vincent Street,
Cessnock Central Business District
Cessnock, NSW, 2325

Located 7.3K from Abermain

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