Maitland Explorers

Maitland has so many great places to explore, including the historic river port of Morpeth. Check out some of the highlights in this itinerary.


Head to Maitland for the weekend and check into the William Arnott Hotel in Morpeth. Experience their quirky accommodation, with rooms that are named after some of the famous Arnott’s biscuits with decor to suit.

Continue your exploration by visiting the former maximum security prison that is Maitland Gaol. Jump on one of the guided tours like the Escapes Guided Tour, Ex Warder Tour, or if you’re brave enough the Ghost Hunting Tours!

Learn to make sourdough in an original 1850’s bakehouse kitchen with Stephen Arnott. Arnott’s ancestors were also bakers including William Arnott himself, founder of Arnott’s Biscuits!

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Enjoy some delightfully tasty dishes from some of the best cafés and restaurants that Maitland has to offer!

The Valley Restaurant is one hidden gem you don’t want to miss out on. Hidden inside of Easts Leisure and Golf, try their contemporary dishes with a twist! 

Dine on the banks of the Hunter River at Taylor’s Bond Store & Coffee House. This is the perfect spot for a lovely breakfast with a menu that is sure to delight!

Treat yourself to a stop at Boydells Cellar Door and Restaurant for a perfectly matched wine with a seasonal dish made with local produce.

Enjoy a great coffee with a view of the Hunter River at The Orange Tree Cafe found in The Levee in Central Maitland.


Whilst staying in Morpeth be sure to explore the little nooks and crannies for some wonderful shopping and historical stops. You’ll be sure to love Campbell’s Store, Miss Lily’s Lollies and Christmas Lane, as well as a stop to admire the lights installed on Morpeth Bridge.

Park your car at The Levee Riverside carpark at Central Maitland and stroll along the Hunter River to take in the sights of The Levee. Explore inside the specialty stores including Preah Ko and Comics Games Entertainment. Appreciate work from local artists with their murals that can be found in some of the laneways, like the ‘Take me to the River’ installation by Alex Umpel on Drill Hall Lane