ACC Sydney City Slickers - GREAT NORTHERN RD CONVICT TRAIL Tagalong (Aug)

From August 20, 2021 until August 26, 2021
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20th 26th August 2021 

20th & 21st August, Charlie's Place Caravan Park

80 Popran Road, Lower Mangrove

This riverside park is accessed via a 2.5km dirt road, suitable for caravans

$15 per night, powered

22nd & 23rd  August,  Wollombi Tavern

2994 Great North Rd

 free camp, no power 

24th & 25th August, Cessnock Showground,

111 Mount View Road, Cessnock

Contact Donna Crossley on 0401 683 924 $20 per person per night

Bookings with the caravan parks must be made by the 20TH June 2021 

This muster is pet friendly, please refer to the ACC pet policy.

This is a mix of free camps and campsites at $20 per person per night.

This road was built with convict work gangs between 1826 and 1832.  The road starts at Five Dock, and travels through Abbotsford, Ryde, Dural, Glenorie, Maroota to Wisemans Ferry.

Day & Date


Where & when

Friday 20th August


Meet at the carpark in Wisemans Ferry


Happy Hour


10.30am.  Collect maps and notes.

Cross river on ferry and turn right.

4.30pm Covid restrictions apply. BYO food & drinks. No sharing.

Saturday 21st August


Optional River Cruise or free day.

Happy Hour

Full day river charter cruise.  Cost is $70 pp, based on 10 people.

4.30pm Covid restrictions apply. BYO food & drinks. No sharing.


Sunday 22nd August

Continue to




Happy hour


Dinner at Tavern

Follow river for 25kms, then left into Bloodtree Rd, and left again onto George Downs Rd.  Turn left at Buckety onto Wisemans Ferry Rd where you will see stone work from 1828 to 1832. Continue to Wollombi Tavern viewing 4 more convict works.

4.30pm Covid restrictions apply. BYO food & drinks. No sharing.



Monday 23rd August

Free Day


Happy hour


Check out local museums and other local attractions.

4.30pm Covid restrictions apply.


Tuesday 24th August

Travel to Cessnock Showground

Happy hour


Dinner at Cessnock Leagues Club


Free day

4.30pm Covid restrictions apply.



Wednesday 25th August

Optional Grape Experience Tour or free day



Happy hour


Communal dinner

$135 per person, including lunch and transport.  For bookings call Melissa on 

0414 457 956


4.30pm Covid restrictions apply


6.30pm BYO everything.


Thursday 26th August

Depart for home