Take the opportunity to get away early and check in to your accommodation at Hunter River Retreat, a tastefully renovated barn that provides all the conveniences of modern living in a rural, heritage setting.
Once your settled in, take the short drive into central Maitland and enjoy dinner at Ometto Pizza Bar, an authentic woodfired Italian pizza bar with a range to suit all tastes.
Get the crew ready early and head across to True Cafe at Lochinvar for a hearty breakfast before taking the short drive to Anambah were you will find Purple Pear Farm, who offer a variety of educational tours.
Once the tour is done, it’s time to get back in the car and head to the historic township of Morpeth. Here you will find a number of traders sure to hold the kids interest, such as Miss Lily’s Lollies and Morpeth Ginger Beer Factory. After you’ve stocked up on sweets, the family can enjoy a lunch at The Commercial Hotel.
For the day’s final activity, head to Maitland Gaol where the family can take part in a range of self guided audio tours as they wander through the site that once housed the most notorious prisoners in the state.
Holidays are meant to be relaxing, so before heading home be sure to take part in a few more activities at a leisurely pace.
Head into Central Maitland, were you can enjoy a relaxed breakfast at The Whistler before strolling through the Maitland Regional Art Gallery. There are a number of activities the children can undertake to ensure minimal disturbance as you explore the latest exhibitions.
Before heading home, we recommend you take the opportunity to visit Walka Recreation and Wildlife Reserve, 112 hectares of park, lake and bush land that offer the perfect setting for a picnic or casual stroll around one the the bush trails.