A delightful rural town in the Hunter Valley wine region, Singleton is on the banks of the beautiful Hunter River and has a rich collection of colonial buildings to explore. The town is also close to Lake St Clair, a popular waterway for fishing, swimming, sailing and waterskiing.

A little over two hours’ drive from Sydney and an hour from Newcastle Airport, you’ll find country charm, city conveniences and special events in Singleton. Trains from Sydney also stop here too. Places to stay suit various budgets, from rural retreats to motels, hotels, caravan parks and camping.

Hollydene Estate Wines and Vines Restaurant - Singleton

Pick up a Singleton Heritage Walk brochure from the visitor information centre and begin your adventure at picturesque Burdekin Park, where the main Singleton Historical Museum is located. Amble along George Street and stop for a cool drink and lunch at a traditional country pub.

The Australian Army Infantry Museum has a fascinating military collection, from colonial armies to the deployment in Afghanistan. Under the command of the Army History Unit, the museum is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, except on public holidays.


Singleton Heritage Walk - Hunter Valley

You’ll find many things to do and see near Singleton. Join James' Hunter Valley Wine and Vineyard Tours and enjoy wine tasting at cellar doors in Australia’s oldest wine region. A scenic drive northwest will take you to Hollydene Estate Wines and Vines Restaurant, near Jerry Plains. For a bird’s-eye view of the vineyards, join Skydive the Hunter Valley for thrilling tandem skydiving.

Explore trails on horseback with Chapman Valley Horse Riding, southwest of Singleton in enchanting Howes Valley. The valley is surrounded by World Heritage-listed Yengo and Wollemi National Parks. Natural Adventures Australia offers guided bushwalking tours of these national parks and the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops, northeast of Singleton in the Upper Hunter.

Newcastle Airport

Fly into Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is located 25km from Newcastle’s city centre. Choose from a range of transport services on arrival, including car rental, limousine, and door-to-door shuttle buses to make the short journey south into Newcastle. Public buses operate from Newcastle Airport to Newcastle train station approximately every hour (Monday to Friday). Public bus services are also available to Nelson Bay, Greenhills, and Raymond Terrace. 

Newcastle Airport offers up to 50 direct flights a day to cities along the east coast.

Jetstar flies direct to and from Melbourne, the Gold Coast, and Brisbane. QantasLink operates direct flights to and from Brisbane. Virgin Australia flies direct to Brisbane and Melbourne.  FlyPelican operates direct flights to and from Dubbo, Mudgee, Coffs Harbour, Ballina, Canberra and Sydney. Regional Express also flies to and from Sydney.

Things to do and places to stay

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  1. Easter Weekend at Dalwood

    Saturday 31 March 2018 to Sunday 01 April 2018 , Singleton

    Come along and be the first to try their new Dalwood Estate wines while the kids enjoy the free Easter activities: Easter Treasure Hunt Face Painting Jumping Castle Miniature Pony Rides Petting Zoo (Sunday only) Pets Welcome (on leash) Wh…

    31 Mar - 01 Apr
  2. The Mailrun Charity Bike Ride

    Sunday 08 April 2018 , Singleton

    The Mailrun Charity Bike Ride will next be staged in April 2018. The ride travels on quiet, sealed, well maintained, two lane rural roads through picturesque farming areas. Marshals and signage will direct cyclists along the course. Cautio…

    08 Apr
  3. Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge

    Friday 13 April 2018 to Sunday 15 April 2018 , Singleton

    The Tough Dog Tuff Truck is gruelling and enduring, and provides a real test for competing teams as they push themselves and their vehicles to the absolute limit. Boulders, rock, mud, giant tyres, deep deep holes and ruts make up the terrai…

    13 Apr - 15 Apr
  4. Holiday Horse Club at Wollemi Hills

    Monday 16 April 2018 to Saturday 28 April 2018 ,

    Do your kids love riding horses or wish they could? Why not send them to the Wollemi Hills Holidays Horse Riding Club for tonnes of fun and a great learning experience. Ages eight to seventeen. Choose a Morning or Afternoon session. See…

    16 Apr - 28 Apr