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Bucketty: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Convict Trail Project Bucketty Site

Bucketty Site is a bypassed loop of the 1830 convict built Great North Road. There are many elements of the original convict road, culverts, the remains of a bridge, walling, road surface, side cutting and square cut drains all within three hundred metres. This is an excellent historical walk.

There is information provided on the site, picnic tables are available and the site has part disabled access. Toilets can be found five kilometres away at the Mogo Campsite. To get to Mogo Campsite you drive along an unaltered section of the Great North Road and experience the isolation of the 1830s.

To access the Convict Trail at Bucketty, take the Peats Ridge exit from the Sydney/Newcastle expressway, proceed to Peats Ridge and then follow George Downes Drive for 29 kilometres to the intersection with St Albans Road.

Bucketty Site,
Intersection of George Downes Drive,,
Great North Road and Settlers Road
Bucketty, NSW, 2250

Located 0.3K from Bucketty

Olney State Forest - Watagan Mountains

Olney State Forest is in the Watagan Mountains near the Central Coast. Numerous free picnic, camping areas and walking trails are available in this family-friendly forest.

The Pines Forest Park offers a unique picnic setting amongst a former Pine plantation forest. The Pines, Turpentine, Casuarina and Olney HQ camping areas provide sheltered campsites amongst impressive native forest, and are perfect for families or small groups. Large all-weather picnic shelters are located at both The Pines and Olney HQ. The Pines and Abbotts Falls Walking Trails follow creek lines and feature areas of moist eucalypt forests, rainforests and rock pools.

To the west, The Basin Camping area is open and grassy with easy access and a flowing creek that can be used for swimming in warmer months. The Basin is suitable for large groups. Here, the Rock Lily Walking Trail features rock lilies and rainforest vegetation.

Walkers Ridge Road,
Olney State Forest
Kulnura, NSW, 2250

Located 11.5K from Bucketty

State Forests of the Watagan Mountains

Watagan, Olney, Heaton, Awaba, Ourimbah and Wyong State Forests, collectively known as 'The Watagans' are part of a chain of State Forests which start from Ourimbah in the south and stretch north to Cessnock. These State Forests are considered nature's playground for the range of nature-based activities available in the area. These forests contain not only beautiful mountain scenery but have all the necessary facilities for day-trippers, bushwalkers, four wheel drivers and campers. There are also treetop adventures, paintball games and mountain biking in the area.

To get to the Watagans travel from Wyong via Dooralong Road and pick up the Watagan Forest Road. From Cooranbong travel via Martinsville and pick up Martinsville Hill Road or Freemans Drive and then onto Mount Faulk Road.

Off F3 Expressway via Wyong or Morisset exits
Wyong, NSW, 2259

Located 16.3K from Bucketty

Bucketty: Events

Laguna Markets

Laguna Markets are held on the third Sunday of the month. With no site fee for stallholders, the Laguna Markets at the Great Northern Trading Post are an opportunity for local providores and artisans to showcase their wares in a gorgeous country market.

Your trash may be someone else's treasure, and new stallholders are welcomed every month.

Tim the Barber will be there for haircuts or to trim your manly beard in the top shed. Bare NaturesKin will be open showcasing handcrafted soaps. Tarot on the Tank will be available as well as bric-a-brac, beautiful jewellery and homemade wares. Enjoy a fabulous bacon and egg roll and a great coffee.

Stay around for a spot of lunch in the sunshine and join in with talented locals for the monthly acoustic jam, kicking off at 1.30pm. This is sure to be a great day out.

Event Dates
      16th Oct
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3718 Great North Road
Laguna, NSW, 2325

Located 13.5K from Bucketty

Wollombi Wild Ride

The Wollombi Wild Ride is an adventurous mountain bike ride through some of the most picturesque countryside in Wollombi, the Lower Hunter Valley.

The race has three categories, a 15 kilometre, 30 kilometre and 60 kilometre, catering for a wide range of ages and abilities. With the event compound located next to Wollombi Tavern and great live performances after the race, it is an event not to be missed.

For more information, please visit the web site.

Event Dates
      2nd Sep

Great North Road
Wollombi, NSW, 2325

Located 17.2K from Bucketty

Wollombi Sculpture in the Vineyards

Sculpture in the Vineyards is an annual arts and cultural festival held throughout the boutique vineyards and historic village of the Wollombi Valley.

This free public exhibition features large scale and site-specific works, transforming the four participating vineyards into a series of spectacular temporary sculpture parks.

A celebration of art, food and wine, this month long event includes guided sculpture, wine and local Aboriginal history tours, as well as tailored educational tours and workshops for groups of all sizes.

Visitors can expect to see innovative artworks set in a uniquely picturesque environment, whilst taking in the true Hunter Valley experience over a wine tasting at boutique cellar doors.

All photographs by Harrisons Photography.

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Hunter Valley
Wollombi, NSW, 2325

Located 19.2K from Bucketty

Wollombi Classic Film Festival

The last weekend of summer will see the launch of an exciting new event in the heart of the historic Wollombi - the Wollombi Classic Film Festival.

Film buffs, or those just looking for a great reason for a weekend getaway, will be treated to six classic films at two stunning venues.

Spanning 40 plus years of classic cinema, movies will include classics such as Strictly Ballroom and Picnic at Hanging Rock, plus four other cinematic gems comprising A Place in The Sun, Rebel Without a Cause, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, and Chinatown.

The festival opens with a garden cocktail party from 6:30pm Friday featuring live music, canapes and complimentary Noyce Brothers Wine till 8pm, and then Strictly Ballroom to end the night in a blaze of colour. There will be a licensed bar on site selling local wine and craft beers.

Grays Inn,
2884 Wollombi Road
Wollombi, NSW, 2325

Located 19.3K from Bucketty

Wollombi Markets

Visit historic Wollombi on the holiday Monday of each long weekend (Easter, June and October) and on Australia Day for this great market of over 100 stalls, including local produce and crafts, plants, clothes, tools, bric-a-brac and much more.

This market attracts thousands of visitors to the beautiful countryside of the Wollombi Valley in the lower Hunter. Wollombi is just over an hour from the outskirts of Sydney and Newcastle and 30 minutes from Cessnock.

As each market is run by volunteers from a different local community group, they benefit a cross section of this small rural community, including the Wollombi Bush Fire Brigade and Wollombi Public School P and C.

Event Dates
      3rd Oct

2978 Paynes Crossing Road
Wollombi, NSW, 2325

Located 19.4K from Bucketty

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