Skip to content

Things to do in Cessnock

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“This is a small and intimate zoo, very cost effective in comparison to most either zoos. There are bbq facilities on site for an outdoor lunch with the family surrounded by the animals :) The zoo talks are also scheduled throughout the day for reasonable prices.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
$
“There is also Coles, Aldi and IGA. For the general homewares, we have Target and Big W. On VIncent St, there is Rockmans and a fantastic little ladies shop Pizzaz.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
$
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Great local pub. Usually have love music on weekend evenings. Decent menu and a short walk from The Cottage. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brewery
$$
“Brilliant pub with local beer on tap and a great restaurant with reasonably priced meals.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“What's on / changng exhibitions. Art classes. Entrance by donation. Closed Sundays.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Located close by at Mount View, this vineyard boasts a 5 star rating awarded by Australia's renowned wine critic James Halliday for 3 consecutive years running 2012, 2013 & 2014.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Transportation
“You can get picked up and dropped off in the main street of Branxton outside of the Branxton House Motel. You can check the website for times and prices. A return trip to Hope Estate is around $25. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Food
“One of our personal favourites! A relaxing cellar door experience with plenty of award winning wines. AND only 90 seconds drive from McCarthy's View!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Wow this place is something special. It has a 5 star rating on trip advisor for a reason. It is worth the 15 min drive from the villa. They also have great vegan and vegetarian options. Think strawberries on ricotta and honey toast, or dark chocolate loaf with raspberry chia jam, raspberry coulis, caramelised banana and cocowhip! YES!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“"Ask Siri for help finding the Simply D’Vine Cafe, which is tucked away inside a sprawling plant nursery off the highway in Nulkaba. The rustic cafe is run by Casey Parsons (ex EXP. restaurant) and wife Megan who offer all-day breakfast options such as sourdough topped with eggs, house-made chilli jam and a scattering of rocket."”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
$
“A nice relaxed place for breakfast among the many cafes on Vincent Street. It has a retro European feel and a friendly happy vibe.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Thai food and its BYO, especially if you are not keen on going too fancy. You can dine in, takeaway or even get it delivered. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Restaurant
“A modern cafe with a great breakfast or lunch menu. Located in the heart of the Cessnock centre. Friendly staff.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
$
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Café
“Wow this place is something special. It has a 5 star rating on trip advisor for a reason. It is worth the 15 min drive from the villa. They also have great vegan and vegetarian options. Think strawberries on ricotta and honey toast, or dark chocolate loaf with raspberry chia jam, raspberry coulis, caramelised banana and cocowhip! YES!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Thai food and its BYO, especially if you are not keen on going too fancy. You can dine in, takeaway or even get it delivered. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A modern cafe with a great breakfast or lunch menu. Located in the heart of the Cessnock centre. Friendly staff.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 1 local recommends
Hotel Bar
“A short walk from Lundi to a great family bistro and friendly spot for a drink. concert pick up point for Rover Coaches.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You can eat in or take away. The restaurant is low key and basic decor. The food is excellent and is only a few minutes drive right at the start of the main street in Cessnock. So if you like Indian, it is worth a go.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Good burgers with friendly staff. Good priced breakfast roll that is not too heavy to start your day.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend

Get to know Cessnock

Explore more on Airbnb