Leisure Pursuits

Upper Hunter Country

Upper Hunter Country

Leisure Pursuits

Lake Glenbawn Lake Glenbawn

Bike Hire

The very best way to explore Scone is by bike. The Scone Visitor Information Centre offers bike hire to visitors and locals who are keen to discover the town on two wheels. There are several loops to suit road cyclists from beginners through to seasoned professionals. Adults and children's bikes are available for hire 7 days a week. Pop into the centre or call (02) 6540 1300 for more information about hiring a bike.

 

Sports

Upper Hunter Country has many golf courses - one in each town almost. Muswellbrook has a fantatic 18 hole course and many of the motels in the area provide golf packages with accommodation included.

There are tennis courts and football fields so make sure you bring your sporting equipment along with you on your holiday so you can hire a tennis court or go down to the local football park for a fun game with friends.

 

Bush Walking

Bushwalkers will love Upper Hunter Country. Try these trails for some hiking adventures.

  • Burning Mountain Reserve - see the geological effects of the naturally burning coal seam.
  • Hike through Paradise Park and be rewarded with spectacular views overlooking Murrurundi.
  • The James Estate Ridge Walk showcases the natural beauty of the region overlooking Jame Estate Winery.
  • Visit Barrington Tops National Park has plenty of great bush walks, pick up at map at the Scone Visitor Centre.

 

Water Activities

Cool off in the waters of Lake Glenbawn. Boat ramps are available at the lake. Bring the power boat, sailboard or Jet Ski and enjoy a family day out.

Hire a canoe at Lake Glenbawn or bring your Kayak to use in the Hunter River or up in the streams of the Barrington Tops. Bring the Fishing gear – an abundance of fish is available at Lakes Glenbawn . You’ll find top Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Trout and Catfish hiding in the depths of the waters.

 

Food

There is plenty of fresh local produce for you to enjoy and buy. There are many places to purchase home made honey or jams. Maybe you would like to pick your own fresh fruit or olives from an assortment of orchids or taste some of the famous fetta belle cheese from Hunter Belle Cheese. There are many boutique restaurants available for a nice night out or you can drive along our farm gate trails to purchase some fresh produce.

 

Shopping

There are no shortage of gift shops located in each town - small or large - for the visitor to browse. Muswellbrook major market places with well known stores, however, the littler towns scattered throughout the area have fantastic and interesting gift stores ranging from country gifts, antiques and artistic crafts. Murrurundi is well known for it's shops, galleries and eateries along Mayne St and is popular for weekend visitors to find hidden gems.

 

Wildlife

Upper Hunter Country is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. See Tasmanian Devils in Barrington Tops National Park at Devil Ark. Discover how Devil Ark is helping save the endangered Tassie Devil. Tours are held every weekend and need to booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. http://www.devilark.org.au/devil-ark-tours/. Surrounded by National Parks, it houses many threatened species including the Rufous Scrub Bird, Glossy Black Cockatoo, Davies Tree Frog, Yellow Bellied Glider and Hasting River Mouse. It is also home to kangaroo's, koala's, goanna's, wallabie's, echidna's and wombat's. Come and view all these amazing animals and enjoy a stay in the Upper Hunter Country.