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...
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.
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.
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.