Adventure in Scone
Nestled in the picturesque Upper Hunter, Scone is known as the horse capital of Australia.
Scone, a charming country town in the Upper Hunter, is known as the horse capital of Australia, with more than 70 studs dotting the shire. The regional thoroughbred industry is said to be second only to Kentucky in size and value. If you're looking for an equine adventure, check out the local riding schools. Pick up a brochure at the Scone Visitor Information and Wine Centre. Horse lovers will also enjoy the Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival and the Emirates Park Scone Cup Carnival.
When you're done horsing around, there are many other things to see and do in this part of the Hunter, too. Join a tour of the vineyards, national parks, Aboriginal sites and 4WD tracks. Or go it alone and explore the neighbouring bushland and magnificent parks, including Goulburn River National Park, Barrington Tops National Park and Lake Glenbawn State Park. Close by, Lake Liddell is a great fishing, picnicking and camping destination.
Thursday 30 April to Sunday 17 May 2015
Scone and Upper Hunter Horse Festival Scone is the Horse Capital of Austr
Couple walking around the vast property of Belltrees Estate. Image Anson Smart
Trainer walking horse at Segenhoe Horse Stud. Image Phillip Quirk
Mustering the cattle at Belltrees Estate, Scone. Image Anson Smart