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Monday, 04 September 2017 15:00

Win a Bike during Bike Week

Saturday, 23 September is a busy biking day for the Upper Hunter as part of NSW’s Bike Week (16-24 September) and this year all Upper Hunter Shire residents have a chance to win a bike. The day starts with a four-kilometre bike ride in Scone from the Bill Rose Sports…
This year marks the 35th year since Elizabeth Park’s iconic Mare and Foal statue was unveiled and the occasion was fittingly celebrated at the August Scone Country Markets with the theme the ‘Horses’ Birthday’. The statue was unveiled on 3 March, 1982 by the Hon Eric Bedford and cost about…
Not for profit organisation Devil Ark, an insurance population breeding program to help save the Tasmanian devil is celebrating with the announcement of the first Eastern quoll joeys born at the Barrington Tops breeding facility. In 2016 Devil Ark opened its doors to another endangered species, the Eastern quoll, with…
Not for profit conservation organisation Devil Ark, a breeding facility to avert the extinction of the endangered Tasmanian devil, is reveling in the success of another record breaking season. Four month old Tasmanian devil joeys have had their first health check at Devil Ark this morning with the state-of-the-art conservation…
Over forty business and tourism operators got together last Wednesday at an Upper Hunter Country Tourism (UHCT) ‘meet and mingle’ held at the Thoroughbred Hotel. UHCT President Steve Tilse said it was vital that businesses, community committees and local council worked cooperatively to promote the Upper Hunter region. “This is…
Around five thousand people enjoyed the ‘true blue’ atmosphere of the Merriwa Rosto Festival of the Fleeces over the long weekend. The town was decorated in true blue fashion with Merriwa Pharmacy winning first prize in the window decorations competition, followed by Merriwa Sports Club and the newsagency News Xpress.…
Closed areas: Annual winter closure of 4WD trails on Barrington Tops 4WD trails on Barrington Tops will be closed to all vehicles from 1 June 2017 to 1 October 2017 for annual seasonal closure. The closed trails are: Barrington trail (south and north) Paddys Ridge trail Butchers Swamp trail Bullock…
Cycle to the Scone Cup… or TAFE A new bicycle path has been created from Satur out to the Scone Race Club in time for the Scone Cup this Friday (12 May 2017). The 2.2m wide asphalt path stretches almost 800 metres from Gray Street to Flemington Drive. The project…
RV travellers welcomed in Upper Hunter towns Aberdeen, Merriwa, Murrurundi and Scone are officially ‘RV friendly towns’. Aberdeen is the most recent town in the Upper Hunter Shire to earn recognition from the Campervan and Motorhome Club of Australia (CMCA) for having facilities aimed at those touring in self-contained recreational…
Public Holiday Opening Hours for Upper Hunter Restaurants The Cottage Scone Good Friday: Closed Easter Saturday: Open for lunch & dinner Easter Sunday: Open for lunch & dinner Easter Monday: Closed ANZAC Day: Closed Hunter Belle Cheese (Muswellbrook) Good Friday: Closed Easter Saturday: Open Easter Sunday: Open Easter Monday: Open…
Monday, 20 February 2017 14:31

Stand up comedy with Uncle Nath

Uncle Nath is letting out the pain with his new show Dads Have Feeling Too - and you can witness the pain when he brings his show to the Upper Hunter. The show is an explosive ride - but even as Uncle Nath endures constant defeat at every turn, you'll…
A stylish new publication for the Upper Hunter was launched last week, at the Upper Hunter Country Tourism (UHCT) annual general meeting. The 68 page visitor guide promotes events, attractions, and activities from festivals to National Parks, in the Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter shires and also includes town maps, accommodation…
Monday, 28 November 2016 14:37

Muswellbrook Local Art Awards 2016

The Muswellbrook Local Art Awards are an annual competition which offers local artists from Muswellbrook, Singleton, and Upper Hunter Shires the opportunity to show off the cream of their work from the past twelve months. A total prize value of $6,000 is split over six disciplines. Each year a different…
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

Devil Ark released healthy Devils into Tasmania

Another huge milestone for Devil Ark! 22 Tasmanian Devils bred in the Barrington Tops left Scone airport at 10am today to be released into a disease-free area of Tasmania. This will be the first group from Devil Ark to be release into this area, in an attempt to increase genetic…
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 00:00

The Upper Hunter Shire Region

Our Region, 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…
Hi there all, we are Terry and Denise Park from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Winning the Dometic Follow the Sun competition has given us the opportunity to explore this great part of New South Wales! Upper Hunter Country has so many surprises. Sandy Hollow is a small country town…
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 00:00

Happy Campers Follow the Sun

Lucky Queenslanders, Denise and Terry Park are making the most of the fantastic prize they won at a recent Caravan & Camping Show. The couple have been on the road for around 10 weeks covering a vast amount of coastal and inland New South Wales. Along with a heap of…
Two Rivers Wines, situated on the outskirts of Denman in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW, has been awarded the Ed Jouault Memorial Trophy for Best One year old Semillon for their 2013 Stones Throw Semillon. The announcement was made at the wine show Luncheon held at the Crown Plaza…
James Estate continues to be recognised while quietly going about their business. The winery’s latest success is being announced as the most awarded winery in the Hunter Valley by the prestigious WineState Magazine. Peter Jackson from WineState Magazine had the pleasure in sharing the news to James Estate saying that…