Discover a charming region with a rich history, emerging food scene, thriving arts community, boutique accommodation and packed events calendar. You’ll find all this just two hours from Sydney or 40 minutes from Newcastle, on the banks of the picturesque Hunter River. The charming city of Maitland makes for a captivating escape.
There’s creativity on every corner in the Maitland region. Discover vibrant murals on city streets, visit one of the most active regional galleries in the country, see artists at work in their studios and pick up works from local creators.
It’s a good idea to arrive in Maitland with an empty stomach. Join the queue for delectable cakes and pastries, buy a loaf of the region’s best bread, discover a unique breed of coffee shop hybrids and dine all day on the best local produce.
With a rich history dating back almost 200 years, Maitland is a place to connect with heritage. Visit nearby Morpeth, one of the oldest river ports in Australia; admire grand colonial buildings; and taste generations of tradition at farmgates and markets.
There’s always something happening around Maitland, from festivals to markets, workshops, concerts and exhibitions. Don’t miss the Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival in August, Riverlights Multicultural Festival in October and the Bitter &Twisted Boutique Beer Festival in November.
Want to spend a little longer discovering the delights of Maitland? Check in to a beautifully restored Georgian mansion, cosy boutique hotel, stylish serviced apartment or private cedar cabin with picturesque views. There is a range of accommodation to suit every taste and budget.