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Callicoma Hill is located in Australia’s Hunter Valley, 50 km north of the town of Singleton.

Where we are located


Our self-contained eco-cabin, bunkhouse and bush camping are about 3 hours drive north of Sydney and 1.5 hours from Newcastle, on the south-western edge of the Barrington Tops. Callicoma Hill is accessible by 2WD vehicles.

The nearest town is Singleton, 50 km to the south, and it is about 1 hour from the Hunter Valley vineyards area. Picturesque Lake St Clair is about 15 minutes drive away, and offers fishing and boating opportunities.

From Sydney, drive north on the M1 Pacific Motorway and turn off near Newcastle on the M15 Hunter Expressway then on the A38 New England Highway to Singleton. You can visit the Hunter Valley vineyards by taking a longer route through Cessnock, or you can turn off the Motorway at Peats Ridge and drive to Singleton via the historic village of Wollombi and Broke.

Another scenic alternative from Sydney is to drive to Windsor in north-west Sydney and take the Putty Road to Singleton through Wollemi and Yengo National Parks.

From Singleton, turn off the New England Highway past Lake St Clair on quiet country roads. The last 2.5 km is on unsealed roads. Visitors should take care with wildlife on roads, especially at night.

Download the map below to bring with you for your journey. Please do not rely solely on global positioning systems for navigation from Singleton as they may be unreliable.

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Public transport

Most people come by car, but there are also public transport options to Singleton. You will then need to organise to get the final 50km to Callicoma Hill, for which there is no public transport.

For train timetables see or phone 131 500.

Landscape & Weather

Callicoma Hill is close to the mountains of Mt Royal and Barrington Tops National Parks, part of the Gondwana Rainforests World Heritage. The area has a cool temperate climate, often with variable weather.

It is noticeably cooler and wetter than most of the Hunter Valley and guests should be prepared. Check the weather before a visit by visiting The weather at Callicoma Hill can be much cooler than the forecast.

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Accessing Bushwalks

Some of the best bushwalks in Hunter Valley National Parks can be accessed from Callicoma Hill.

Mount Royal National Park is at the southern end of the Barrington Tops Wilderness and offers a range of walking opportunities.

Roads in the national park may be inaccessible in wet weather and 4WD vehicles are recommended. Please check with us.

View our Bushwalks page for more information.


A detailed map is essential for bushwalks. Maps showing the location of Callicoma Hill and nearby Mount Royal and Barrington Tops National Parks are:

  • Carrabolla and Carrowbrook 1:25 000 topographic maps
  • 1:100 000 Tourist map of Barrington Tops and Gloucester Districts
  • NRMA Mid North Coast Regional travel map
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Accommodation Bookings

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