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Cranky Rock Cottage & Camping at Wollombi (in the heart of wine country) gets its name from the 25 tonne sandstone Rock that graces the cottage. A working beef and horse farm, myself Pam and my hubby Lindsay purchased the 120 acre property in 2006 after owning a 4000 acre property in north west NSW.

Lindsay a 5th generation local to Wollombi, We started the Camping adventure about 5 years ago when a friend was trying to escape the 'caravan park' option for an Easter break and asked if we would be happy for him to come camping at our place.

We thought it was such a great concept and decided to give it a 'trial' What an amazing response ! We have loved every minute of the experience.

We have met some fantastic families which we enjoy sharing our place with who love the beauty of our piece of paradise. The littlies (and some biggies) love to help my husband Lindsay feed the chooks and build the fire that warms all. The walks along the banks of the creek, the rainforest and open woodlands, nature at its best, getting a sneak peak at deer, wallaby, and wombat. Awaken to lyre birds and parrots in the morning, surrounded by cliffs of sandstone. today we enjoy riding our quarter horses in the mountains where we live and breeding our few pick Santa Gertrudis cattle. The Wollombi Brook which double fronts the property amongst the willows is a cool change on a warm day.

Home to the Wollombi Music Festival and many special events.

If you fancy a trip to Wollombi just 6 klms away, this historic convict built town will greet you from a forgone era with oodles of history.

Our family look forward to hosting your next adventure.

Pam & Lindsay Pyne 


Set at the base of the mountains on a beautiful valley floor, located in wine country in the lower Hunter Valley, Cranky Rock gets its name from a 25 tonne sandstone rock that graces our home. Situated 2 hrs Sydney, 1 hr Newcastle. 

Blown away!

Cranky Rock has been my absolute favourite getaway in as long as I can remember. The cottage was incredible, the property was stunning, we had some friendly furry visitors and it was so nice to meet Pam and have her show us through the place and explain how it came to be. The photos do not do this masterpiece justice!


Perfect getaway

A short stay in a perfect location. The cabin is stunning, even better than the photos look. Pam and Lyndsay are wonderful hosts, couldn't do enough for you. We will be back.


Fantastic location with amazing hosts!

We decided to stay at cranky rock as it was close by a wedding we were attending. The cottage was lovely and relaxing and had all the things you need for a weekend getaway. Pam was lovely and gave us a little explanation of how the cottage came to be.
We would stay again. Thank you for having us!


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