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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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.


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.


At Morpeth Gallery, you will find an excellent selection of fine traditional Australian landscape and wildlife art.


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.


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

Walka Water Works

Walka Water Works features picnic and barbecue facilities and a children’s playground area. The area is also available for outdoor weddings and functions.


The Levee is the perfect backdrop to the city, linking the city to the river, making for an ideal stroll that captures the historic architecture dotted along the city’s High Street before looping back along the river bank.


Right in the heart of Maitland in The Levee on the first and third Thursday of each month, local growers and producers come to sell their freshly picked vegetables, fruits, herbs, eggs, honey, olives, olive products, oils etc directly to the customer.


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.

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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