Top Rated Attractions

Are you looking for things to do in Maitland? Perhaps you’re visiting us for the first time or hosting friends and family this weekend? Experience one of Maitland’s highest rated attractions and get to know us, one day at a time.

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Since its closure in 1998 as an operational correctional facility, the Gaol has made an impressive transformation into one of the Hunter region’s iconic tourist attractions and a must add to your travel bucket list.


Maitland Regional Art Gallery, or MRAG for short as locals passionately call it, is a community driven public gallery where everyone is always welcome and entry is free.


Mortels Sheepskin Factory is a multi-sward winning Australian owned family business in the Hunter Region, two hours north of Sydney, and is the oldest continuously operating ugg boot factory in the world. Located out the front at the ‘big ugg boots’ which provides the perfect photo opportunity.

Morpeth Museum

One of Australia’s premier festivals of steam, Steamfest features a diverse program of family friendly entertainment. Enjoy live music, roving performance, historic heritage walks, market stalls, gourmet food stalls and more.


Located within the Morpeth Antique Centre, Morpeth Gallery, you will find an excellent selection of fine traditional Australian landscape and wildlife art, and featured artists.


Maitland Park ticks all the boxes. It is a great place to enjoy with lots of shade, green spaces ideal for kicking a ball around, accessible toilets, a shared pathway that winds around the entire park and a fully fenced all-abilities playground. Pack the kids scooters and bikes and let their imagination run free on the pretend road completed with signs, crossings, speed bumps and refuelling area.


Morpeth Antique Centre is located within the 185 year old renowned Campbell’s Store. Discover the wares of numerous dealers within the centre who stock a range of items to interest everyone, including tools, pottery, jewellery, garden tools, miliaria, fashion and much more. 


Morpeth Brewery is a small, independent, artisan brewery that has proudly been brewing handcrafted beers on the premises of the Commercial Hotel since 2012.

Studio amsterdam

Studio Amsterdam shows the artwork of Patricia Van Lubeck. Originally from Amsterdam, Patricia’s work has a focus on Realism, Surrealism and Magic realism.


Set on 12 hectares of park, lake and bushland, Walka Water Works is a popular picnic and recreation area. The historic complex features an old industrial chimney and ornate brickwork dating back to the early 19th century. It hosts a large lake area, with more than 140 species of birdlife and nature-filled walking trails.

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