History and Heritage Stay

For those couples doing family history – searching for that missing link in their family tree. Stay in the area for a weekend filled with research.

Settle in

Make your way to Maitland for the weekend and drop into the Maitland Visitors Information Centre making this your first stop. Here you can stock up on local information and knowledge from the friendly staff.

Head to the Central Park Cafe right next door for a spot of lunch and to plan out your weekend with the information you’ve been given.

Head towards the historic Mercure Monte Pio that dates back to the 1800’s, to check in for the weekend. Relax and dine in their a la carte restaurant for dinner.

Morpeth HW


Drop into the former Mounted Police Barracks that is now the Maitland and District Genealogical Society to research your family history and find answers you might be looking for.

Explore Maitland and Morpeth by foot utilising the self guided Poverty and Prosperity Walk and Morpeth Historical Walk maps. You’re sure to learn a lot about the history of both areas and how Maitland has been shaped into what it is today.

Explore the Maitland Gaol and discover the history and stories that it has to tell. You never know, some of your ancestors may have spent some time there.


Researching the past can be tiring work. Make sure to stop for a nice meal along the way.

Enjoy a lunch overlooking the Hunter River and passers by from CJs on the Levee. Whether you would like a tapas style lunch or gourmet sandwich you will love their menu options.

Experience an authentic Italian dinner from Fratelli Roma that will leave you raving.

Head to Bread and Water for a breakfast that is completely baked and made on the premises. You will love their completely gluten free menu.