Arts, culture and heritage in Paterson
The best way to explore the mid-19th century historic sites of Paterson, such as Paterson Historical Court House Museum and St Ann's Presbyterian Church, is on foot. Pick up a local walking map to go wandering along the town's main streets.
Paterson is one of the historic towns of the Hunter Valley, 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 accommodation, old country pubs and perfect picnic spots.
When you're planning your Hunter itinerary, why not add include a trip to Paterson. Don't miss the Tocal Homestead, an impressive Regency mansion set among fig trees and overlooking the river. If you're interested in local history, the Paterson Historical Court House Museum and Paterson Rail Motor Museum are well worth a visit. From Paterson, you can also set out on other adventures in the area, including Barrington Tops National Park or the wineries of the Hunter Valley.
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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 Caf in Paterson. Image Maitland City Council
Picnic at Tocal Homestead in Paterson. Image Maitland City Council