Striving to provide a quality rural lifestyle, the Upper Hunter has grown to become a leader in regional NSW. Steeped in the history of country NSW, the hills and flats of the shire are the place to be for spectacular festivals and ideal rural surroundings. Encompassing the towns of Murrurundi, Scone, Merriwa, Aberdeen and many other small villages, the Upper Hunter covers about 8,069 square kilometers with a population of about 14,500 people.
Stretching from the rugged mountain ranges in the north to Lake Glenbawn in the east, rolling hills in the south and golden plains in the west, the Upper Hunter Shire is a diverse, scenic and widely growing area to visit or make your home. There is plenty to see and do with a range of activities, events and vivid natural attractions. The Upper Hunter boasts excellent infrastructure, leading health and community services, quality education and there is also a variety of sporting and cultural activities. The thriving economic base is centred on a very wealthy equine and agriculture industry allowing the townships a buoyant and well services retail area. This scenic region is also home to cattle and sheep grazing lands, cereal cropping, wineries and prestigious thoroughbred horse studs.
We extend an open invitation to you to come and visit our diverse and beautiful Shire.
At a Glance
Area: 8,100 square kilometres
Major Employers: Equine Industry, Primo Smallgoods, Walfertan Processors and Mining.
Broad-acre farming: – Dairy, Beef and Sheep.
Distance: to Scone from Sydney 302km or Scone from Brisbane 714km
Related Websites: www.upperhunter.nsw.gov.au and www.horsecapital.com.au
Upper Hunter Shire – providing a ‘Quality Rural Lifestyle.’ Fresh Air, Fresh Water, Fertile Soil, Friendly People A wealth of opportunity for everyone!!!