The historic town of Morpeth is a boutique shopping and dining precinct on the Hunter River. A visit to Morpeth is a journey through narrow laneways, sandstone gutters and footpaths into heritage buildings where you’ll discover unique shopping, artisan treasures and delightful treats. Its fascinating history, beautiful position on the Hunter River and a diverse range of boutiques, cafés, galleries and scenery make Morpeth a popular escape.
Be tempted by chic fashion, eclectic homewares and one of a kind jewellery calling from the windows of stores dotted along the stone paved streets. With exquisite clothing, charming collectables and affordable accessories you’re guaranteed an exciting shopping experience.
Relax over a long lunch by the riverside or enjoy the buzz of the village as friendly staff tend to your every need, whatever the dining experience, Morpeth has something to satisfy. You can enjoy a glass of locally produced wine or a freshly brewed coffee, or bring the kids along to enjoy a shake and sweet treat at one of the cafes in the picturesque main street.
Take a stroll along the Morpeth heritage walk, where you’ll discover the vibrant history of Morpeth from a colonial river to today. Meet the colourful locals in one of the many galleries or tempting retail offerings. Comfortable accommodation can be found right in the heart of the village, ideal for those wanting to enjoy a perfect weekend away.
Morpeth has a rich heritage and was instrumental in the development of the Hunter Valley. Morpeth is classified National Trust and is a living museum with beautifully preserved buildings. There is a range of heritage buildings and sites to explore in Morpeth.
The Morpeth Heritage Walk takes participants to 25 significant sites in the town over a period of approx. 90 minutes, and tells the story of Morpeth through the eyes of key characters and through the streets and buildings that echo Morpeth’s past. The audio tour can be accessed by downloading the ‘Maitland Walks’ app onto your Apple or Android device, and copies of the map can be collected from the Maitland Visitor Information Centre and some Morpeth businesses, or downloaded here
WHAT’S ON IN MORPETH
There’s plenty happening in Morpeth. The Morpeth Museum, Morpeth Gallery and Morpeth traders host an array of fun and cultural activities throughout the year. You’ll find all the events and activities happening across Morpeth below.