NEW RESIDENTS GUIDE 17 P L AY Now that you’re here, we invite you to explore what our region has to offer! Known for our vineyards and beautiful rural landscapes, the Cessnock LGA is a playground for those who love the outdoors. Experience nature at its finest by exploring our National Parks, State Forests and Conservation Areas. Whether you prefer bushwalking, four wheel driving, cycling or horse riding, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you’re looking for things to entertain the little ones, you’ve come to the right place, as there are plenty of family-friendly activities on offer. From go-carts and putt putt golf, to the Hunter Valley Gardens and Zoo, we promise you’ll keep the boredom at bay. We also have a wide range of recreation areas for our community, organisations and sporting groups to enjoy. These include 72 parks, three swimming pools, eight tennis courts, three netball facilities, 28 cricket wickets, a regional hockey facility and more! Our annual events calendar also offers plenty of things to pencil in throughout the year! From many food and wine events to markets, music events, the list goes on. Whatever it is you enjoy doing in your downtime, you’re sure to find something here in the Cessnock LGA.