You’re spoilt for choice with the range of activities on offer!
Art is flourishing in Upper Hunter Country!
Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre with the attached Artiste Café is a large public gallery open Tuesday to Sunday. Michael Reid Murrurundi is a gallery and coffee shop exhibiting stunning works from local,national and international artists. Open all week, David Mahony Art Gallery and Sculpture Park in Sandy Hollow is a great place to stretch your legs and enjoy a light meal. If you’re in Scone, keep your eye out for exhibitions at the beautifully restored church which is home to the Scone Arts and Craft Centre or visit local artist Amanda Paradice at her studio and gallery on Liverpool Street.
Step back in time
Museums, old world charm and 19th century heritage sites tell the story of early life in Upper Hunter Country. Spend the night in a 19th Century homestead such as Belltrees, Kerrabee, and Segenhoe Inn. Pay respect to the 12th Light Horse Regiment in Murrurundi. View old relics of yesteryear in the historical museums of Merriwa, Muswellbrook, and Scone. Pick up a Historical Walks map from the local Visitor Information Centre. Following these town walks will reveal many of the historic buildings dating from the 1850s onwards that were built as the towns grew and prospered.
While Upper Hunter Country lends itself to self drive tours, why not sit back and let the experts show you around. Upper Hunter Tours offer exclusive access to some of the world’s famous thoroughbred horse studs, as well as local wineries and scenic tours of the surrounding areas. If it’s a birds eye view you’re seeking, Pays Air Charter offer group charters and joy flights by both helicopter and small planes out of Scone Aerodrome. Be sure to visit the Warbirds Aviation Attraction while you are there (by appointment only). Airspeed Aviation also offer scenic tours of the area for a minimum of 2 people.
Stay and Play Packages
When was the last time you enjoyed a getaway with your friends and family? Book an exclusive package with Upper Hunter Escapes and let them treat you to an Escape including 5 star accommodation, Breakfast daily, VIP Hamper on arrival full of local goodies, Cheese tasting, Massages, Full day Wine and Food Tour.
Motorcycling the Upper Hunter
The Motorcycling the Hunter publication was officially launched on October 12, 2021 in a joint effort by Upper Hunter councils and Cessnock City, Maitland City, MidCoast, Muswellbrook, Port Stephens and Singleton councils.
Motorcycling enthusiasts across the Hunter are set to benefit from the new guide which showcases the most popular motorcycle rides in our region — from pristine coastlines to wine country roads and beyond.
The Upper Hunter is home to some of the most popular motorcycling routes in NSW and for over a decade, councils in the Hunter have actively worked with our communities to promote motorcycling and improve rider safety. This our third and most comprehensive publication.
Motorcycling the Hunter showcases the best routes in the Hunter and active motorcycle riders were heavily involved in development of this resource.
The printed publication will be distributed through Visitor Information Centres, council offices, motorcycle outlets, with an online version available on participating Council websites.