Locating Margan in the Hunter Valley
Travelling to Margan Restaurant, Cellar Door & Winery
1238 Milbrodale Road, Broke Hunter Valley – Less than two hours from Sydney and little more than one hour from Newcastle, the Broke Fordwich area is in the southwest corner of the mid Hunter Valley. The Hunter Valley is quite spread out so it is important to have transport of some kind. There is a small airport in Cessnock for light aircraft only. The closest commercial airports are Newcastle (1 hour) and Sydney (2 hours). Hire cars can be picked up from both airports or in the Hunter itself. There are companies that run transfers from both the airports.
More detailed map of Broke Area.
If driving from Sydney, there are three routes. One is via the freeway and hunter expressway, one has winding roads and stunning scenery we suggest that you travel at least one way by the scenic route through the quaint historic village of Wollombi. The third is very windy Putty Road from Windsor.
1.Travelling From Sydney Via M1 Motorway
Join the M1 Motorway at Wahroonga and a little over an hour later take the Hunter Expressway (Newcastle Link Rd) exit. Then take the Singleton exit (left). Continue along the Expressway (there will be a “Wine Country drive/ vineyards” turn, don’t turn here), turn left on to Hermitage Rd continue to the end of the road. Then turn right onto Broke Rd continue for 11 kilometres until you reach the end of Broke Road. Turn right and then left onto Milbrodale Road. We are 500m along on the left.
2.Travelling From Sydney Via Wollombi – Very Scenic
Join the F3 Freeway at Wahroonga but take the exit at Calga and Peats Ridge (route 33 first exit after Mt White). Follow the signs for Wollombi. Travel along the old Pacific Highway for approx 15 kilometres and then turn left at Peats Ridge following signposts to Wollombi and Singleton. The road follows the Old Convict Trail from Bucketty and winds through the valley, past Murrays Run and Laguna before arriving at Wollombi. Continue straight ahead at the Wollombi Tavern – there is a short section of dirt road (half a kilometre only) just outside Wollombi but improves shortly afterwards. Continue along the Wollombi road for a further 30 Kms until you reach Broke. Turn left onto Milbrodale Road and we are 500m along on the left.
3.Travelling From Western Sydney, Via Putty Road – Quite Twisty
Follow the Putty Road from Windsor north to Milbrodale then turn right onto Milbrodale Road towards Broke. Travel approximately 13kms along Milbrodale Road until you reach number 1238 on the right hand side.
Travelling From Newcastle or North Coast
From Newcastle or the North Coast, head towards Singleton and turn left onto the Golden Highway just after Belford. Follow this road to a tee intersection at Putty Road and turn left. One kilometre further on, turn left again into Broke Road and head south a further 15km to Broke . Milbrodale Road is on your right, diagonally opposite the Broke Service Station. We are 500m along Milbrodale on the left hand side.
Travelling From New England Highway
Southbound on the New England Highway, turn off at Singleton and follow the main street (John St) south. Go straight through the town and head out on the Putty Road, signposted to Windsor. Watch for the left turn to Broke and Wollombi about five minutes south of Singleton. As you come into Broke, Milbrodale Road is on your right hand side. We are number 1238.
Download a FREE App for Iphone or Android
On your phone, search for Hunter Valley Wine Tours on the app store. It is free to download and lists Margan in its 5 star winery tour. It comes complete with a geographical map and street map. It will also find your location and tell you how many kms and how long to get anywhere around the wineries. As it can take a while to install and get everything up and find your location, we advise downloading asap.
We offer a transfer service at night to and from the restaurant through Nathan at ‘Off the vine tours’ 0499300467.
When entering Milbrodale Road from the village of Broke, you cross the newly constructed bridge over Wollombi Brook , and will then immediately be greeted by our ‘Margan’ sign located at the corner of our property.
Please click here to view our recommended links for a list of places to stay and things to do in the Hunter Valley. For a selection of short term accommodation options in Broke and around the Hunter Valley check out Wotif.com and their range of Broke accommodation.