Arts, culture and heritage in Paterson
On foot is the best way to explore the mid 19th century historic sites of Paterson such as Paterson Courthouse and St Ann's Presbyterian Church. Use a local "walking" map to go wandering along the town's main streets.
Paterson is one of the historic towns of the Barrington Tops area, 18 km north of Maitland. This small, picturesque village has a mountain backdrop by the Paterson River. Once a busy river port, Paterson today offers a relaxing break with cosy B&Bs, old country pubs and plenty of perfect picnic spots.
Don't miss a visit to Tocal Homestead, an impressive Regency mansion set amongst fig trees and overlooking the river. From Paterson, you can set out on other adventures in the area such as to Barrington Tops National Park or the wineries of the Hunter Valley.
Friends walking through Maitland, Upper Hunter. Image Anson Smart, Tourism NSW
Friends relaxing at Lake Maitland, Upper Hunter. Image Anson Smart, Tourism NSW
CBC Bed and Breakfast Café
CBC Bed and Breakfast Café in Paterson. Image Maitland City Council
Picnic at Tocal Homestead in Paterson. Image Maitland City Council