Mercedes Club drive to Wollombi

Today I joined the Mercedes Club on a drive to Wollombi, which is a small town on the way to the Hunter Valley. The town was used in the 1840’s for convicts to stay while they built a road from Sydney to the Hunter and ultimately beyond. The Mercedes club has been organizing some rather interesting sounding drives recently so it was good to be able to come along – the roads in this area are very scenic and apart from idiots on motorcycles rather nice to drive on.

It was a lovely autumn day here in Sydney, so a […]

Alternate route to the Hunter – Wisemans Ferry

On a recent trip to the Hunter Valley I was looking for ways of avoiding the F3 and its traffic. On the way there, I went via the Putty Road. On the way back, I took tourist route 33 then over Wisemans ferry.

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The route is nice with minimal traffic, good winding roads and scenery. As you drive along route 33, you’ll see an early sign to Wisemans Ferry – this is an unsealed road and not the ferry you’re looking for, so ignore this sign. You’ll also get to smell the chicken farms […]