Bolwarra is situated ten minutes from the heart of Maitland and is predominately a residential area. For those interested in architecture of the late 1800s and early 1900s a walk amongst Bolwarra’s quiet streets will not disappoint. Beautiful sweeping views over Maitland and the river flats which surround it can be admired at Bolwarra’s scenic lookout. Bolwarra features a lovely country bed and breakfast, a café, a corner shop and the last petrol stop prior to Paterson.
Largs is a small rural suburb on the northern outskirts of Maitland. The multi-award winning hotel, Bushrangers Bar and Brasserie, is well worth a visit whilst in Largs specialising in fresh local produce and a range of premium Hunter Valley Wines. Come in and meet the locals and enjoy the country hospitality. Also stop by and see Largs Public School, which was established in 1838, making it one of the oldest remaining public schools in NSW still operational in its community.
Lochinvar is a township of true country hospitality, less than ten minutes from Maitland it is a lovely quiet township and a gateway to the vineyards and olive grove areas of Lovedale and Rothbury. Stop in at the famous country department store, Airds of Lochinvar, which stocks authentic Australian products such as Driza-Bone and Akubra. Visit a truly Aussie pub in the area and enjoy a pint by the fireplace or on a balcony with a beautiful outlook.
Lorn is a beautiful quaint residential village largely untouched by development. The suburb is home to some superb architecture ranging from bungalow style cottages to late Victorian and Federation brick. Trees line the pathways, shading the wide streets and at the right time of year showcase a spectacular display of Jacarandas in bloom and fallen flowers that colour the streets. Go along Lorn’s heritage walk, appreciate the quite, relaxed atmosphere and enjoy fine food and coffee with family and friends at one of the cafés.
Explore the beautiful country surrounds and relaxed atmosphere in Luskintyre. Visit the cellar door of Luskintyre’s own vineyard, establishing itself as one of the up and coming wine producers in the Hunter Valley. Travel across the Luskintyre Bridge, the largest road bridge of its time in NSW or if your visit happens to coincide with one of the Lunch with the Tigers weekends hosted every two months by the Luskintyre Airfield and Aviation Museum, you will see vintage aircrafts and the most operational Tiger Moths on the planet in one place.
Rutherford is a rapidly expanding suburb that has a multitude of facilities and services for both guests and residents. It is a thriving hub of industrial estates, shopping centres as well as community and sporting facilities. Stay at easily accessible accommodation on the New England Highway. The Maitland Airport, located just west of Rutherford provides thrill seekers the chance to jump out of an aeroplane or embark on an aerobatic flight. Entertain the kids with a game of ten pin bowling or sit back and relax while the kids play with a choice of eateries that provide a kids playroom.
Thornton is an expanding suburb with residential developments along with a collection of shops, businesses, light industry and services. Thornton is situated just off the New England Highway making it extremely accessible for all travellers. Take the kids to enjoy a fast paced activity at Xtreme Indoor Go Kart Racing or let the kids bounce to their hearts content at the Flip Out trampoline arena. Stop in and explore Mortel’s Sheepskin Factory and take a tour learning about the process of how ugg boots are made or purchase a quality Australian product to take home.
Woodberry is one of the eastern most suburbs of Maitland and is set within spacious country surrounds, adjoined by Beresfield and Millers Forest. Woodberry is situated off the New England Highway in close proximity to access the Pacific Highway, M1, the beaches of Newcastle and Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley.