If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway destination, why not take a drive out to Wellington? Take in the countryside on the 90 minute drive from Canowindra and explore this quaint community, the second-oldest town west of the Blue Mountains.
What began as a convict settlement in 1823 is now a beautiful heritage town flourishing with art, culture, history and adventure. Check out the educational Phosphate Mine tour, get the adrenaline pumping with some extreme water-sports or spend an afternoon wandering through the art galleries.
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat and sleep in luxury, Hermitage Hill is Wellington’s premier country retreat, restaurant and function centre.
Once the Wellington District Hospital, this heritage property has undergone a substantial renovation, while retaining its unique period charm.
Visitors are invited to enjoy modern cuisine in the fully-licensed restaurant, or take a stroll around the stately grounds. Overnight guests will enjoy the relaxation of taking a break in a true country retreat.
Hermitage Hill owners Nigel and Lynette Logue said the hotel’s charm, combined with excellent service, made it popular with return visitors.
“Guests enjoy nothing better than waking to the sounds of birds, enjoying a leisurely breakfast in our popular restaurant, and enjoying the charms of our town of Wellington,” Nigel said.
Hermitage Hill also welcome weddings, functions and group bookings – the perfect place to host a special event. Contact Nigel and Lynette Logue on 6845 4469 for more details.
Wellington’s Cactus Café & Gallery have more than just coffee, they have clothing, gifts, shoes, handbags, body care products, candles, scarves, ‘Didgeridoonas’ and plenty more. You are bound to find the perfect gift for almost anyone in this shop, including yourself.
The café boasts inspired and tasty home-style cooking, often using local produce. They have some fantastic blackboard specials too with a perfect winter menu that includes things like leek and potato soup, home-made pies and specialty cakes as well as juices freshly squeezed in-store, coffee by Fish River Roasters and pots of tea.
Al fresco dining is available in the sun speckled courtyard and the fire inside is lit to keep everyone warm during these cold days.
In the heart of Wellington lives Wellington Patchwork & Craft, a vibrant and colourful shop offering a wonderful range of patchwork and craft supplies. After taking over the business six years ago, Carol says they have received great support from the town, travellers and tourists who really help keep the business alive.
Carol has been crafting all her life and brings her love of craft and patchwork to the business. Wellington Patchwork & Craft hold classes and lessons in things like patchwork and crocheting and also occasionally hold workshops. They organise social gatherings and also have patchworking kits available. Stop in and see Carol next time you pass through Wellington to get everything you need for your next patchwork project.