Tourist Information for Broke, Hunter Valley NSW
Pemberley Grange Hunter Valley Getaway(formerly Fergusons) is located in the Broke Fordwich sub-region of the Hunter Valley NSW Australia.
This area of the Hunter Valley Wine Country is centrally located to some of the most scenic areas of NSW.
Broke Village, Hunter Valley NSW
Just 20 minutes from Singleton and 15 minutes from Pokolbin the Broke Fordwich area is in the southwest corner of the mid Hunter Valley. Sitting between Pokolbin and Wollombi, Broke played a critical role in the development and history of NSW and formed part of the original Convict Trail.
Today Broke Fordwich is still making history. In 1994 it was the first area formally recognised as a separate viticultural sub-region of the Hunter Valley. As important, in contrast with other wine producing areas, Broke Fordwich retains its integrity as a rural community remaining free of large scale development yet offering first class B&B and self catering accommodation, restaurants and activities.
With the massive Yellow Rock escarpment standing guard above, the village of Broke is well worth a visit. Many experts tip the area to be the ‘next big thing’, particularly with the success of verdelho and merlot varieties in the Broke area. There are around 50 individual vineyards as well as vines managed by major wine producers.
Tourist Attractions Around Broke NSW
Visit the local cellar doors; talk with the wine makers and sample wine varieties that you will not find in many larger establishments.
River Flats/Pickled & Pitted offer a variety of olives, oils, chutneys – sweet and savoury as well as fresh farm produce & gourmet produce; Bare Nature’skin have a wide variety of olive oil & goats milk soaps fragranced with natural oils, herbs & petals – also scrubs and a wonderful selection of crystal jewellry;
Walk in the Yengo or Wollemi Heritage National Parks which form the backdrop to many of the vineyards in Broke. Drive up the valley at the foot of the Wollemi to the local citrus orchard and pick your own fruit.
There are many ways to view the area: On a horse drawn carriage, on a Harley or a three wheel trike or for the more conservative a private chauffeur driven tour.
LITTLE BIT OF ITALY IN BROKE – April
A celebration of all that is wine, food, music, family & community, coloured by the enthusiasm associated with the Italians’ enjoyment of these things.
Regional Wines – Bocce (Italian Bowls) – Olive products – Italian cuisine & cooking demonstrations – Live music – Market stall & more
BROKE FAIR: 2nd Sunday in September
One of the biggest days of the year when the village of Broke welcomes visitors from all over NSW to enjoy our peaceful village. The famous vintage cars display brings all types of classic cars, motorbikes, trucks & tractors & an amazing array of old but still functioning farm machinery from long ago. Market stalls with farm produce, olives, oils, chutneys, jams, wood furniture, plants and much more plenty of food & drink, animals to pat, rides for the kids wood chopping, snakes & lizards … something for everyone.
Please visit our Events page for a listing of the many events held in the area each year.
Singleton, Hunter Valley NSW
Step back in time with a visit to the Sisters of Mercy convent. Take a guided tour of the chapel, gardens and Georgian cottage museum. The Convent also hosts a number of musical evenings throughout the year.
Enjoy a visit to the Royal Australian Infantry Corps Museum located within the Singleton Army Camp. The museum traces the history of Australian Infantrymen from the campaign in Sudan in 1885 to their current peacemaking operations in East Timor.
The Hunter Valley, whilst known for a great wine producing region, also has a large coal mining industry. Enquire about a mine tour.
Pokolbin, Lovedale, Mount View & Rothbury Areas
Just fifteen minutes from Broke you will find many award winning restaurants, antique shops and galleries and a great variety of tasting rooms to test your palate.
Sample the local cheese, visit the chocolate factory or take a walk around Hunter Valley Gardens. Throughout the year a number of the wineries present concerts both large and small. Wyndham Estate has their annual Opera in the Vines, Bimbadgen has regular Days on the Green, Tyrrells are known for their Jazz in the Vines (October) and Tamburlaine is continually expanding their summer series.
Enjoy a visit to this historic Wollombi village with its 19th century sandstone buildings, galleries, village store, cafes and sample Dr. Jurds Jungle Juice at the local tavern.
Restaurants & Dining Out
We are 1km from the award winning Margan and Nightingale restaurants and cellar doors. Other quality restaurants are within a short driving distance.
Famous as much for the food experience as its wine, the Hunter Valley has many magnificent restaurants and cafés to tempt you with fresh local produce produced by our flamboyant chefs. We are happy to make recommendations.