Mouth-watering handmade cheeses

Enjoy local handmade cheeses, colonial architecture and influential contemporary artworks in Muswellbrook, a charming town in the gorgeous Upper Hunter near vineyards, olive groves, horse studs and waterways. A short drive away is Lake Liddle, popular for fishing.

  • Hunter Belle Cheese, Muswellbrook
  • Lake Liddell, Muswellbrook

About Muswellbrook

On the banks of the beautiful Hunter River, Muswellbrook in the Upper Hunter is only three hours’ drive north of Sydney. You can also catch a train from Sydney to this rural town and rent a car and enjoy scenic drives to cellar doors, charming rural towns and villages, and spectacular wilderness.

The food and wine experiences in this part of NSW are delectable. Visit Hunter Belle Cheese in Muswellbrook for cheeses made by hand from the milk of local Swiss Brown cows. A fine selection of cheese awaits, from creamy camembert to crumbly cheddars to Blue Moon, a blue-vein cheese.

St Heliers Heavy Horse Heritage FieldDay, Muswellbrook

On the Muswellbrook Heritage Walk explore the colonial architecture and grand residences on a 4.5 km trail. Stop at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, home to the Max Watters collection of works by influential Australian painters and impressive exhibitions throughout the year.

A great base for exploring the region, you’ll find motels and other accommodation options in town, and plenty of places to stay in the region, from luxury retreats to campgrounds such as Lake Liddle, where can cast a line for Australian bass. Just 15 minutes’ drive southwest of town, on the way to the vineyards of Denman, is olive oil producer Pukara Estate, which has a tasting room.

  1. Lake Liddell

    Lake Liddell is located approximately 15 kilometres south of Muswellbrook, just off the New England Highway. Covering some 1,133 hectares, Lake Liddell provides recreational boating and fishing having been stocked...

  2. Lake Liddell Recreation Area

    Lake Liddell Recreation Area is situated 15 kilometres East from Muswellbrook on Hebden Road. As well as day visitors, it caters for fifty sites of which ten are powered. Patrons use the park for skiing, sailing,...

  3. Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre

    Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre has three outdoor pools for the summer season and a 25 metre heated indoor pool, which is a beautiful 28 degrees Celsius all year round. The aquatic centre also boasts modern change...

  4. Muswellbrook Golf Club

    This 18-hole public showpiece golf course is set in the picturesque town of Muswellbrook surrounded by many industries some of which include Coal Mines, Power Stations, Horse Studs and Vineyards...

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