Bellbird & Swallows is located on Lewis Lane, Mount View, near Millfield NSW 2325.
Millfield is a one-shop hamlet about half way between the Hunter Valley city of Cessnock and the village of Wollombi. The most picturesque drive from Sydney is via Wollombi, the busiest but fastest route from Sydney is the Newcastle Expressway and Cessnock.
1. Sydney to Bellbird & Swallows (via Wollombi).
Route from Sydney to Bellbird & Swallows via Tourist Drive 33 & Wollombi Valley (2.5 hours from Sydney CBD). Travel north on National 1 Highway (ex F3), exit at the Peats Ridge or Tourist Drive 33 sign (Calga Interchange). Follow to Peats Ridge then follow the signs to Wollombi. This is a scenic and historic drive along the Great North Road Convict Trail and best appreciated in daylight. At Wollombi village, turn right onto Wollombi Rd towards Cessnock. At Millfield village (15 minutes) after crossing a long bridge, turn first left into Mount View Road (signposted as the Tourist Route). After 2-3 minutes’ drive turn left into Lewis Lane. Gates to Bellbird & Swallows Homestead are 400m on the right.
2. Sydney to Bellbird & Swallows (via Cessnock).
Route from Sydney to Bellbird&Swallows via National 1 Highway (ex F3) (2 hours from Sydney CBD.) Travel north approximately 1 hour or 100kms and exit at the Cessnock / Hunter Valley Vineyards sign. Follow the signs to the city of Cessnock, then to Wollombi Road, and to the village of Millfield. At Millfield, (15 minutes) turn right into Mount View Rd (signposted as the Tourist Route). After 2-3 minutes’ drive turn left into Lewis Lane. Gates to Bellbird & Swallows Homestead are 400m on the right.