Upper Hunter activities

  1. Scone Golf Club

    Scone Golf Club is located in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW, two hours drive north of Newcastle on the New England Highway, and three hours from Sydney. The friendly club provides golf for members and visitors, and a multitude of attra…

  2. Pukara Estate

    Pukara Estate is an accomplished and proudly owned Australian business. Their business is entirely focused on sustainable agriculture and the production of their unprecedented range of premium products. They aim to exceed consumer expe…

  3. Hunter Belle Cheese

    Treat your tastebuds to a selection of creamy camembert, washed rind, marinated feta and gourmet yoghurts, or a crumbly cheddar, Swiss or blue cheese and butter, all handmade with the finest milk of local Brown Swiss Cows at Hunter Belle C…

  4. Two Rivers Wines

    Since 1988 Two Rivers have specialised in making quality wines from premium grape varietals. Under the watchful eye of award winning Viticulturist Brett Keeping and his wife Linda, Two Rivers is now among the premier vineyards of the Hunte…

  5. James Estate Wines

    Surrounded by the Wollemi National Park, James Estate enjoys an enviable position with sweeping views of the Goulburn River from their spacious cellar door sales and tasting area. The property and winery cover 1,560 acres with planting ca…

  6. Belmore Hotel Scone

    Located in picturesque Scone, the heart of Thoroughbred country, The Belmore is the Upper Hunters favourite place to sit back and unwind. At the northern end of Scone’s main street, almost opposite the tourist info centre, you will find th…

  7. James Estate Mountain Bike Trails

    The ride from the James Estate cellar door takes you back down the driveway and though the working winery and vineyard. All trails are suitable for most ages and fitness levels although some mountain bike experience is recommended. Rider…

  8. Cottage Museum

    This cottage has an interesting history - after being built as a home it was used by a number of banks before reverting to a home and is now a museum and the headquarters for the Merriwa Historical Society. Take a poke around this fascinati…

  9. Towarri National Park

    Camp, swim and hike in Towarri National Park where you’ll find sandstone outcrops, secluded waterholes, diverse birdlife and scenic lookouts, just 25 kilometres from Scone. Towarri is a diverse landscape of various vegetation types. Pocket…

  10. Lake Glenbawn Recreation Area

    Lake Glenbawn Holiday and Recreation Park is located in the Upper Hunter Region, just 15 minutes past Scone. This large spacious park offers a family holiday or a day trip with a difference. Set on the banks of Glenbawn Dam in a rural backd…

  11. Burning Mountain Nature Reserve

    Burning Mountain Nature Reserve Get directions Home to Australia’s only naturally burning coal seam, Burning Mountain Nature Reserve is great for school excursions and is packed with day walks, scenic views, birdwatching and picnicking oppo…

  12. Burning Mountain walk

    You would expect a fire sizzling below ground for 5,500 years to have some fairly dramatic effects on the vegetation, and the remarkable phenomenon of Burning Mountain is reflected in the plants and animals adapted to life around it. As you…

  13. Muswellbrook Heritage Walk

    Muswellbrook Heritage Walk is approximately 4.5 kilometres long and may be commenced from M.M. Hyndes Bailey and Co Surveyors, 208 Bridge Street, or the Railway Station, Market Street. You can start and stop at any point and pick up aga…

  14. Barrington trail

    Barrington trail is a great drive or mountain bike, and there are spectacular views, an amazing array of forest habitats and clear mountain air to enjoy. Make sure you load your boot up with all your camping, walking and fishing gear to mak…

  15. Lees Pinch Lookout Walking Track

    If you don’t have a lot of time to explore Goulburn River National Park, this easy walking track takes you through Lees Pinch lookout and is a simple option with rewarding scenic views over this outstanding national park. Relax while absor…

  16. Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre

    Muswellbrook Aquatic Centre has three outdoor pools for the summer season and a 25 metre heated indoor pool, which is a beautiful 28 degrees Celsius all year round. The aquatic centre also boasts modern change facilities, creche and fitness…

  17. Aberdeen Golf Club

    Aberdeen Golf Course is a nine hole (18 tee) course set on the banks of the Hunter River in Aberdeen NSW. The par 70 course provides a good challenge to all levels of golfer. Although some holes are quite short in distance, the challenge i…

  18. Washpools waterhole

    It doesn’t really matter how hot the weather gets when you’ve got a place to cool off. Washpools waterhole is a natural swimming hole in Middle Brook, only 500m from Washpools picnic area and viewing platform. Take a dip following a challen…