Singleton

Highlights

Singleton’s majestic Lake St Clair sets the scene for a range of outdoor activities, from fishing and swimming to camping, waterskiing and sailing. Be sure to leave time to visit the area’s vineyards and cellar doors, and tuck in at one of the award-winning restaurants in Singleton and surrounds.

  • Lake St Clair, Singleton
  • Lake St Clair, Singleton

About Singleton

Singleton is a historic Hunter Valley town where you'll find a relaxing mix of country hospitality, nature-based activities, plus great accommodation, food and wine. Pick up a Heritage Walk brochure from the visitor information centre and stroll through the town's historic precinct. A tour of the Australian Army Infantry Museum is fascinating, with its historic collection of infantry equipment, weaponry and memorabilia dating back more than a century.

There are many things to see and do here from camping and boating to fishing at beautiful Lake St Clair. Excellent bushwalking and nature trails are yours for the tackling in Yengo, Mt Royal and Wollemi national parks, World Heritage-listed areas that are not far from Singleton. Of course, wine touring is popular with most visitors, and you'll find plenty of cellar doors at historic Broke and along Hermitage Road in Pokolbin. Friendly Ballabourneen Wine Co is one such spot for a nice glass of verdelho or pinot grigio.

Be sure to check the calendar for local events and festivals. The Singleton Arts Festival is a biennial event that celebrates the art and culture of the area, while the Spring Festival of Flowers will delight gardening aficionados.

It’s ON! in NSW – Hunter Valley

The Hunter brings together a superb calendar of events during this beautiful time of year. Enjoy the highly anticipated Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival, now held for two months across May and June. A lively celebration of all things culinary, take part in winemaking masterclasses, vineyard tours, food and wine trails, cooking classes, long lunches, open fires and much more. Join Whispering Brook for their annual Long Table Luncheon, held alfresco amongst the estate's olive groves with spectacular views over the Broke Fordwich region. Participate in the Cork and Fork Cup at the magnificent Vintage Golf Course, where winemakers and chefs indulge you with delights as you play. Or join the captivating and popular Lovedale Arts Trail, where visitors can explore galleries and studios and meet the artists behind the incredible works.

Fly into Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is located 25km from Newcastle’s city centre. Choose from a range of transport services on arrival, including car rental, limousine, and door-to-door shuttle buses to make the short journey south into Newcastle. Public buses operate from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle train station approximately every hour (Monday to Friday). Public bus services are also available to Nelson Bay, Greenhills, and Raymond Terrace. 

Newcastle Airport offers up to 50 direct flights a day to cities along the east coast. Jetstar flies direct to and from Melbourne, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Brisbane. Virgin Australia flies direct to Brisbane and Melbourne. FlyPelican operates direct flights to and from Canberra, Sydney, and Ballina/Byron Bay, while Regional Express flies to and from Sydney.

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