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The Story of Cranky Rock

So we named the Cottage ‘Cranky Rock’ because it took 4 hours with a bulldozer to sit the 25 tonne boulder up in place. It was a hectic day and we hadn’t anticipated the length of time that it would take…the bulldozer operator was particularly cranky that day so we named the rock in his honour.

Our beautiful Built pioneer cottage is styled with rustic Australian hardwood, stunning fireplace and sprawling verandahs. It’s a couples only retreat to escape gremlins. You can always book a camping posse with the kids. Amazing views from the sun drenched deck with lovely natives that bring the wildlife.

Camping at Cranky Rock Wollombi? (With or without the Gremlins)

The camping is Set at the base of the mountains on a beautiful valley floor, located in wine country in the lower Hunter, (wine country). Situated 2 hrs Sydney, 1 hr Newcastle.

Awaken to the natural bush sounds of lyre birds. There's a creek to cool your heels and walking tracks around our 120 acres of natural bush land. A working farm, dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead.

Spots are available for large or small groups. Shed facilities with 4 burner bbq, communal fridge, bar, shower and toilet facilities. There is a fire pit with wood supplied however if you would Like your own private fire pit please make sure it is at least 300mm from

The ground so the grass doesn’t burn and provide your own firewood. Firewood is available for sale on site.


Bring your own drinking water at the moment as we are in drought. This is appreciated as our resources are limited and every drop counts.

Camping Guidelines:

  1. Cranky Rock is a working farm and we have farm animals. We welcome dogs but they must have their POOP CLEANED UP and MUST BE kept on leads AT ALL TIMES. NO EXCEPTIONS.

  2. Please do not throw glass or aluminium cans in the fire pit. Glass explodes under extreme heat.


  4. Water is precious and we depend on the rain for the tank. Please use wisely. MAKE SURE TAPS ARE COMPLETELY TURNED OFF.

  5. Please turn BBQ OFF after each use.

  6. Please respect people's privacy in the cottage and this area and the new build is out of bounds.

  7. There is a fire pit available. The Wood is supplied. However, if you would like an individual fire at your camp, you must supply your own wood and placed in a receptacle up off the ground 300mm so the grass is not burnt. See owners for bricks to elevate your fire pit if necessary.

  8. Climbing of rocks is not allowed.

  9. For the comfort of all, please ensure there is no loud music after 11pm

  10. Because we rely on Mother Nature’s rain for shower water, please ensure showers are only 2 minutes in length and that all children are supervised. #crankyrock_wollombi #wollombi #laguna #MtView #camping #HunterValleyCamping #CrankyRockCamping #WollombiCamping #BudgetAccommodation #BushWeddings #CountryWeddings #WollombiAccommodation #WollombiCottage #TouristDrive33 #VisitWollombi

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