Walking tracks and local views

checking in

Get to Maitland with the kids in tow and check yourselves into the Hunter River Retreat for the weekend.

Take the first night to settle into your accommodation and explore their bushwalking trails. This is the perfect opportunity to hike up their mountain for a beautiful sunset picnic.

Don’t forget to say hello to the highlander cows and resident horse on the property!


Walking adventures

Pack the bikes for the kids and enjoy exploring the walking tracks at Walka Recreation and Wildlife Reserve. This is a perfect spot to enjoy a picnic lunch and for the kids to play on the playground whilst enjoying the natural surrounds.

Enjoy a walk through East Maitland where the kids are still welcome to bring their bikes along where you can learn some history along the way utiling the East Maitland Heritage Walk map. You will tour past 28 buildings and sites on the walk including Maitland Gaol and St. Peter’s Church of England.

Explore Morpeth and its historical roots through the self guided Morpeth Heritage Walk. The kids are sure to enjoy helping to find the markers along the way which share intriguing stories and history of buildings.


time to refuel?

Ready to find some places to eat where the kids will enjoy as much as you? Maitland has you covered!

Lavenders Café is sure to delight with a menu with suitable options for both adults and children alike. Enjoy your meal and coffee or milkshake whilst taking in the picturesque view of the Hunter River.

During your exploration of East Maitland, stop into The Bank Hotel for dinner. Check out their family beer garden that includes an outdoor play area that can keep the kids entertained while you enjoy your meal.

After something that the kids will love before heading home? Head to Cupz N’ Crepes in Morpeth to finish the trip on a high! Here you can experience their sweet or savoury crepes or waffles. 


We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.

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