Glad you went to McGuigans. By the grin you enjoyed it.
Wollombi can be on the way home especially if you are going through Cessnock. You turn off at Cessnock for Wollombi and after leaving you can cut back onto the Motorway to come home. Wollombi is 29 km southwest of Cessnock and 128 km north of Sydney. Follow the road down through Laguna then Bucketty. At Bucketty if you go to the left and follow that down it will bring you onto the motorway at Somersby. If you go to the right onto Settlers Road and follow that through it will bring you out at St Albans and follow that back through to Wisemans Ferry. Much less traffic that way and some lovely scenery and some old buildings. The Jurd's also used to owned the Settlers Arms hotel at St Albans, I think it is still the oldest licensed pub in Australia.