Leisure Pursuits
Upper Hunter Country

Leisure Pursuits

Lake Liddell Lake Liddell


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.

  • The Bicentennial National Trail – runs right through Upper Hunter Country.
  • Hike around the lower reaches of Widden Brook and Baerami Creek in Wollemi National Park.
  • Hike from Forest Road to Mt Barrington – an undulating walk in the Barrington Tops.
  • Walk the 5km track from Youngville Picnic Area to Carrowbrook in Mount Royal National Park


Water Activities

Cool off in the waters of Lake Glenbawn, Lake Liddell and Lake St Clair. Boat ramps are available at all lakes. 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 and St Clair. You’ll find top Australian Bass, Golden Perch, Murray Cod, Trout and Catfish hiding in the depths of the waters.



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 fettabelle 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.



There are no shortage of gift shops located in each town - small or large - for the visitor to browse. Muswellbrook and Singleton have 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.



Upper Hunter Country is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. 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.