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. The breakfast menu is completely baked and made on the premises for you to enjoy.

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. William Arnott Hotel is filled with lots of character and heritage of Maitland.

Morpeth HW


Maitland has an array of heritage walks which you can take to learn about city’s long and diverse history. Learn about Maitland’s flood history and heritage buildings with the Central Maitland Heritage Walk and Poverty & Prosperity. East Maitland Heritage Walk  to get interesting insights on the ‘government town’, whilst Maitland Jewish Heritage Walk explores the Jewish influence on its commercial and trading hubs.

Visit Morpeth Museum to view the range of exhibitions that tell the story of the Morpeth including the reailway, housing and the working industries and families. Afterwards explore the riverport township further with Morpeth Heritage Walk.


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.