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The Broke-Fordwich area is located 20 minutes from Singleton and 10 minutes from Pokolbin in the south west corner of the Hunter Valley. Broke played a critical role in the development of New South Wales and is one of the oldest wine growing areas in Australia. In 1994 it was formally recognised as a separate viticultural sub-region of the Hunter Valley.

Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Brokenback Range Yellow Rock escarpment, its warm climate and fertile soils produce soft and distinctive wines such as semillon, shiraz, chardonnay and verdelho. It also features Italian varietals including sangiovese, barbera and dolcetto.

Enjoy bushwalking, horse riding and picnics through Yengo National Park or a country drive to nearby Wollombi, Lovedale or Maitland. The town retains a rural character and offers great bed and breakfasts, cafes and restaurants.


Broke: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Bulga Bridge over Wollombi Brook

Bridges are not just functional, they can also be scenic and engineering attractions. Spare a few minutes to admire Bulga Bridge over Wollombi Brook. The Bulga Bridge is a representative example of Dare timber truss road bridges.

The Dare truss design is a variation of the Howe truss arrangement of the Allan truss design, substituting a pair of steel channels for the bottom steel chord and employing simplified bottom chord joints by eliminating the pin as used in the DeBurgh truss. By replacing the bottom timber chord with a steel member the structural performance of the bridge design was increased.

The Dare truss bridges have the highest survival rate of the five truss types, with 18 still in existence in 2009 (of the 44 built). In fact the first one, completed in 1905 over the MacDonald River at Bendemeer, is still in existence as a footbridge.

Main Road 213
Bulga, NSW, 2330

Located 13.5K from Broke

Hunter Wine Theatre

Hunter Valley Resort offers the total 'wine experience' with the Hunter Wine Theatre for visitors to the Hunter Wine Country.

The fun side of seeing a winery in action is when the grapes are being picked and put through the crusher at the winery - which for The Hunter Valley happens only in January and February. For the rest of the year action at the winery is generally pretty quiet.

Not so with the Hunter Wine Theatre. The wine experience takes just over half an hour in a dedicated theatre. Up on the big screen, learn a little of the Hunter's wine heritage, Australia's oldest wine area. See the grapes being harvested, and being crushed at the on-site winery.

After the show, up come the lights and it's down to the serious business of wine tasting. In front of each visitor is a bracket of the Hunter's best wines.

Hunter Resort ,
Hermitage Road
Pokolbin, NSW, 2320

Located 14.8K from Broke

Broke: Events

Broke Village Community Market

Broke Village Community Market is on the first Sunday of the month.

The little market with great stalls - for the community, by the community.

You will find everything from local gourmet produce, back-of-ute veggies, toys, handmade gifts, collectables and pre-loved trinkets - even sample some local prize winning wines.

A barbecue and coffee will be available and the parking couldn't be easier, just 10 minutes drive from Hunter Valley Gardens.

Event Dates
      6th Nov
      4th Dec

Wollombi Street
Broke, NSW, 2330

Located 0.2K from Broke

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke is a weekend program of Italian food, wine, festivities and fun throughout Broke Fordwich.

Relax in the rural setting at one of ten venues, creating experiences and events to bring A Little Bit of Italy to Broke.

Pizza, pasta, anitpasto, porchetta, gelato, espresso, panini; Sangiovese, Frizzante, Dolcetto, Fiano, Barbera, Semillon, Shiraz, Chardonnay; Cooking classes, workshops, demonstrations; local produce, olives and olive oils; Bocce, Italian games, al fresco fun; piano accordion, cabaret.

Organise your family and friends, book your accommodation and transport for an Italian inspired weekend.

Various locations throughout Broke Fordwich
Broke, NSW, 2330

Located 0.2K from Broke

Whispering Brook Olive Long Table Luncheon

Join Whispering Brook for their annual Long Table Luncheon, held alfresco amongst the estate's olive groves with spectacular views over the Broke Fordwich region.

Start with a tutored walking tour of the estate vineyard and olive groves learning about the Artisan Winemaking and Olives at Whispering Brook.

Languish over a magnificent Mediterranean inspired four course menu designed by Chef, Andrew Wright, matched with their unique wine list.

During lunch you will be entertained with live music, a Guest Speaker and a hands on olive oil experience not to be missed.

Whispering Brook,
165 Hill Street
Broke, NSW, 2330

Located 2.4K from Broke

Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge

The Tough Dog Tuff Truck is gruelling and enduring, and provides a real test for competing teams as they push themselves and their vehicles to the absolute limit. Boulders, rock, mud, giant tyres, deep deep holes and ruts make up the terrain that competitors must conquer... in hope of taking out the annual perpetual Tuff Truck trophy.

Three days of camping with crazy 4x4 offroad motor sport in the beautiful Hunter Valley with toilets/showers, official merchandise, food vendors and a trade Exhibitors Alley - there is something for everyone.

For all prices including camping details, please visit the Tuff Truck website.

Welsh's Road
Milbrodale, NSW, 2330

Located 10.7K from Broke

Tough Dog King of the Hunter

Tough Dog King of the Hunter brings you ULTRA4 racing in Australia.

Tough Dog King of the Hunter is Australia's version of the world famous King of the Hammers from the deserts of the USA. Witness the marriage of Rock-Sports and off-road racing yielding an absolutely brutal challenge in "Australia's Toughest 4x4 Off Road Race".

Open to UTV/SXS, TT/Winch and ULTRA4 classes and mixing a combination of motorsport codes, off road racing and rock crawling, this is something you have to see to believe.

Enjoy three days of camping on a value packed weekend pass, or come for the day to the picturesque Hunter Valley.

Welshs Road
Milbrodale, NSW, 2330

Located 10.8K from Broke

Flicks On The Green

Join them for an evening under the stars for 'Flicks on the Green', brought to you by the Wollombi Film Society. Bring your own chairs or beanbags.

Movie starts around 8pm. Movie to be shown is to be confirmed.

The event will move to the Wollombi Community Hall in the event of rain.

Tickets include a glass of wine, and can be purchased from Noyce Brothers Cellar Door, or by calling the phone number provided.

Or take advantage of the dinner and movie offer at Panino Restaurant. Enjoy a delicious two course pre-movie dinner, then take in the film. Bookings essential.

Grays Inn,
2884 Wollombi Road
Wollombi, NSW, 2325

Located 13.3K from Broke

Bulga Beats Festival

Bulga Beats is a happening music, market and arts festival focusing on community, attracting people to the Hunter Valley and district while supporting and promoting sustainable industries, local businesses, and wine and tourism in the area.

There is always a great selection of fantastic food and interesting market stalls, an art exhibition and sale, as well an impressive car and bike show.

Event Dates
      6th May

The Inlet Road
Bulga, NSW, 2330

Located 14.6K from Broke

Stomp! at Peter Drayton Wines

To celebrate Vintage 2016, Peter Drayton Wines are holding their annual Stomp at their picturesque vineyard in the beautiful Hunter Valley.

Enjoy a continental breakfast with bubbles, grape picking and stomping, bottling your own wine and entertainment for the kids!

Tickets are available, and children under 12 are free. Tickets are limited, and are available from the Cellar Door.

They hope to see you there!

Peter Drayton Wines,
694 Hermitage Road
Pokolbin, NSW, 2320

Located 14.8K from Broke

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