Delightful cottage accommodation in Maitland
With history dating back to early European settlements, the Maitland Heritage Walk can illustrate some of the more interesting buildings and the history behind them within Maitland. If you’re looking for something a little more natural, the newly completed Hunter River Levee provides for a scenic and pleasant along the river. Take a moment to review the below excursions and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!
The Grossmann and Brough Houses
Found on nearby Church Street, these homes are examples of early life in Maitland. Built between the years of 1870 to 1871, the houses are run and maintained by the National Trust and offer a treasure trove of information about the history and development of one of Australia’s oldest settled towns.
Phone: 02 4933 6452
The Maitland Regional Art Gallery
This gallery features some of the most critically acclaimed and prestigious local, national and international artistic talent. Centered in the Maitland CBD, the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, or MRAG for short, hosts a variety of gallery spaces, curated galleries, touring galleries, gardens, cafes and a gorgeous gift shop, all set in the early 1900’s neo-gothic architecture. MRAG is an essential part of the cultural heart of Maitland.
The Walka Water Works
The Walka Water Works are a prestigious, historic and beautiful piece of Hunter Valley history. Classified by the National Trust as one of the most intact artifacts from the 19th century, the Walka Water Works served for 91 years before being decommissioned and preserved in the late 1970s. Take a stroll around the alluring gardens and pre-federation architecture or stop for a BBQ in one of the many gorgeous picnic grounds.
Phone: 02 4934 9700
The Maitland Gaol
The Maitland Gaol is a key attraction in Maitland. Built in 1848, the Maitland Gaol has seen many infamous and historical criminals within its walls. It operated for more than 150 years before being closed in 1998, and it now offers a series of activities for the whole family, including night tours and camp-outs for the truly brave and historical tours for those interested in its gloomy and deep history.
Phone: 02 4936 6482
Situated along the Hunter River, Morpeth was an important industrial river port and hamlet during its day. In more modern times, Morpeth offers more gorgeous architecture, cafes, restaurants and boutique shops, all steeped in years of Australian history. Less than a 10 minute drive alongside the Hunter River, Morpeth cannot be overlooked as part of any tour of the Hunter Region.
The Hunter Valley is just over a half an hour’s drive away and features some of the most beautiful scenery, vineyards, shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes and people in all of NSW. The most iconic feature of the Hunter Valley, besides its vineyards and breathtaking views, is the Hunter Valley gardens, which draws in tens of thousands of people every year.
Port Stephens and Newcastle
If you’re looking for something closer to the coast, Port Stephens is less than an hour’s drive away and provides a variety of activities, including whale watching, shopping, eating out and taking in the stunning scenery. Newcastle, similarity, is a half an hour’s drive away, offering a rich and diverse history, shopping, cafes, restaurants, pubs and a thriving culture. Explore Newcastle and check out its sun soaked beaches, iconic streets and wonderful people.
There are many exciting experiences to be had in the Hunter. The following contacts will help you find your feet when exploring the Hunter:
Maitland Visitors Centre Information
The Maitland Visitors Information Center provides resources and information about all the things to see and do in Maitland and the Hunter Valley.
Phone: 02 4931 2800
Hunter Tourism will provide information concerning the Hunter and all its wonderful attractions.
Phone: 02 4978 4000
Hunter River Country
The Hunter River Country is an information service for all the activities and sites along the Hunter River.
Phone: 02 4931 2800
Hunter Valley Wine Country
The Hunter Valley Wine Country provides information for all the activities, whereabouts on all the wineries, information for wine tours and resources for your stay in the Hunter Valley.
Phone: 0408 987 057