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 HotelThe River Haus or The Bronte Boutique Hotel in Morpeth. Experience their quirky accommodation, with rooms that are named after some of the famous Arnott’s biscuits with decor to suit. After checking in take a walk around the historic township as you complete the Morpeth Heritage Walk.

Participate in a sourdough baking class where you can learn this intricate art 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!

Ollies Restaurant is one hidden gem you don’t want to miss out on. Hidden inside of Easts Leisure and Golf, chef’s selection looks good! 

Dine on the banks of the Hunter River at Acacia Dining. 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 or CJ’s on The Levee found within 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 Hunter River StudioCampbell’s Store, Miss Lily’s Lollies 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