Family Fun

Looking for a weekend escape for the family?


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.

For dessert visit Julibo Gelato to enrich your tastebuds with the most delicious gelato made in Maitland.

Ometto Pizza Bar


Get the crew ready early and head across to The Lorn Kitchen for a hearty breakfast before taking the short drive to Anambah where 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 Regal Inn.


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 Seraphine Cafe 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 Water Works, 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.