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Local Area Information

Nearby towns: Morpeth, Maitland, Paterson

The historic town of Morpeth is a premier boutique shopping and dining precinct nestled on the Hunter River. A visit to Morpeth is a journey through narrow laneways, sandstone curb sides and into heritage buildings where you'll discover unique shopping, artisan treasures and delightful treats. It's fascinating history, beautiful position on the Hunter River and a diverse range of boutiques, cafes, galleries and scenery make Morpeth a popular escape.

Explore the splendid heritage of Paterson, a charming riverside village in the Hunter Valley. Visit the Paterson HistoricalCourt House Museum, which has an exhibition dedicated to famous poet Dorothy Mackellar, who spent time at a family retreat in nearby Torryburn.

Unlock the history of Maitland Gaol, built in the 1840s, and tour the heritage-listed site that once housed some of Australia’s most notorious criminals. Explore the historic town of Maitland too, with its colonial buildings, bustling market and superb art gallery.

Enjoy exceptional wine and gourmet food in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region and two hours’ drive from Sydney. A perfect escape, discover acclaimed wineries, vineyards and cellar doors as well as superb restaurants and wonderful adventures.