Hunter Valley Culture and Heritage

First planted with vineyards in the early 1820s, the Hunter Valley is rich with heritage and culture. Explore beautiful gardens and historical buildings on the Singleton Heritage Walk. The exquisite Sisters of Mercy Convent is a living heritage site, open for tours and concerts. 

Discover railway treasures at the Richmond Vale Railway Museum, home to Steamfest in April and locomotive-loving events throughout the year. The Australian Army Infantry Museum houses a fascinating collection, from rare Great War relics to modern displays.

Horse Drawn Carriage experience in the Hunter Valley

Enjoy the work of local emerging and established artists and see touring National exhibits at the Cessnock Regional Art Gallery. The Gallery also runs art classes for adults and children, as well as talks and events celebrating the inspiring exhibitions.

You can see more cultural and local artwork at the Marthaville Arts and Cultural Centre and Ogishi Craft Centre. Kurri Kurri also has incredible outdoor murals, featuring over 50 outdoor public artworks. Explore these on a guided Mural tour. 

Couple wine tasting in the Hunter Valley

Take the Finchley Cultural Walk and find Aboriginal rock engravings in lush bushland. Experience and learn about the local Aboriginal history and culture on a Girra Girra Culture Experience tour or at the Wollombi Cultural Centre. 

Wollombi retains its colonial past in fine buildings, including St Michael’s Church, St John’s Church and the Endeavour Museum, the former courthouse. This historic town will also charm you with cafes, shops and a country pub. 

Culture and Heritage Experiences