DREAMING OF YOUR NEXT GETAWAY?
Make it Maitland on the banks of the Hunter River. Two hours from Sydney, minutes from Newcastle and the Hunter Valley and miles from the daily grind.
Explore the historic township of Morpeth, the iconic Maitland Gaol and the masterpiece that is Maitland Regional Art Gallery.
Take in Maitland’s rich history, culture of creativity and thriving café, restaurant and bar scene.
TAKE A LOOK AROUND
Experience the magic of Skywhale and Skywhalepapa, two hot air balloon sculptures, as they come to life in the glow of sunrise. Join us at Maitland Regional Athletics Centre for a once in a lifetime experience. Witness the sculptures as they slowly rise from the ground and, if weather permits, take off across the skies of Maitland.
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD
Follow your taste buds on a delicious trail of farm gates, wineries, classic country pubs and gourmet food experiences. Dine out like a local on Maitland’s best produce, stock up at the Slow Food Earth Markets, and book a walking tour worthy of your Instagram. Stay for a glass, cooking class or dessert you won’t forget.
Pack a picnic and watch the birds at Walka Recreation and Wildlife Reserve, drop the kayak in at Lorn Riverbank or burn off some energy with a ride by the river. Reward the kids with a visit to Maitland Gaol, Miss Lily’s Lollies or Ometto Pizza Bar before taking the doggo for a run at the nearest dog park.