Broke

A charming village by pretty Wollombi Brook, Broke is in a wine subregion billed as the ‘tranquil side’ of the Hunter Valley. Dotted with vineyards, wineries and olive groves, the beautiful Broke Fordwich region produces about a quarter of the wine grapes grown in Australia’s oldest wine region.

A delightful range of wines are available for tasting at cellar doors in Broke Fordwich, which achieved its official geographical indication for its distinctive soils and microclimate in 1997. Enjoy the acclaimed semillon as well as chardonnay, verdelho, shiraz, merlot and other varieties.

Krinklewood Biodynamic Winery, Hunter Valley

Combine your visit to a cellar door with a cheese platter and enjoy the splendid views of the vineyards and beyond. Or savour fine food and wine at elegant restaurants and cafes. At Margan Hunter Valley Winery, indulge in fresh seasonal produce at its award-wining restaurant.

You’ll also find gourmet local produce at the Broke Village Community Market, held on the first Sunday of the month. Accommodation options in the Broke region, from luxury guesthouses and cottages on vineyard estates to rural retreats and holiday homes and bed and breakfasts.

The village is a short drive northwest of Cessnock, which is two hours’ drive north of Sydney. With a spectacular backdrop of the Broken Back Range and Yellow Rock escarpment, Broke is a great base for exploring the enchanting wilderness in the area. Take a scenic drive to the World Heritage-listed Yengo National Park and visit significant Aboriginal cultural sites, including ancient rock art.

Newcastle Airport

Fly into Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is located 25km from Newcastle’s city centre. Choose from a range of transport services on arrival, including car rental, limousine, and door-to-door shuttle buses to make the short journey south into Newcastle. Public buses operate from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle train station approximately every hour (Monday to Friday). Public bus services are also available to Nelson Bay, Greenhills, and Raymond Terrace. 

Newcastle Airport offers up to 50 direct flights a day to cities along the east coast.

Jetstar flies direct to and from Melbourne, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Brisbane. Virgin Australia flies direct to Brisbane and Melbourne.  FlyPelican operates direct flights to and from Dubbo, Mudgee, Coffs Harbour, Ballina, Canberra and Sydney. Regional Express also flies to and from Sydney.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Broke Village Community Market

    Sunday 29 April 2018 to Sunday 07 April 2019 , Broke

    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…

    29 Apr - 07 Apr
  2. Whispering Brook Olive Long Table Luncheon

    Saturday 02 June 2018 to Sunday 03 June 2018 , Broke

    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 le…

    02 Jun - 03 Jun