Published on Apr 29, 2019

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The secret is out, Cessnock has been named on TripAdvisor’s top 10 cities, as part of its Travellers’ Choice awards. It won’t come as a surprise to locals that Cessnock is one of the best locations to visit in Australia. Our businesses offer a high level of friendly customer service in Cessnock City which is why our city is officially named at number six.

Cessnock City businesses are the winners

Gerald Morillo from Mr O’s

The Cessnock Local Government Area was recognised for ‘Vineyards, World-class golf courses, gourmet eateries, lush gardens and blissful spas set in a relaxed rural setting.’


Our endless list of attractions without the hustle and bustle of major cities saw Cessnock beat out cities like Adelaide and Perth in the running. Known for the high density of award winning wineries Cessnock is building a reputation beyond just wine.


Tourists are taking note of the abundance of wildlife, restaurants, pet friendly accommodation and relaxed atmosphere that the Hunter Valley has to offer.


Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said this recognition is an opportunity for local businesses and reflects the unique experience we offer visitors as a destination.


“It’s no surprise we’ve been named. It’s a reflection of the hard work and passion our local businesses have when it comes to their customers. As a community we are keen to share what makes Cessnock so special.”


Rhiannon Stevens, Acting Economic Development Manager, believes Cessnock is joining the ranks of the top ten holiday destinations because it offers more than just high quality tourism products.


“Cessnock is an authentic place to visit, we are very friendly people and we offer excellent customer service”.


“Our businesses and their employees are the ‘face’ of Cessnock and the Hunter Valley and it is important that we continue to offer the highest levels of service with the increased exposure from the TripAdvisor rankings”.


If you need inspiration on what to do on your next visit to the Hunter Valley please visit the Hunter Valley Visitor Information Centre.