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Maitland located in the Lower Hunter area of New South Wales is a strong and vibrant city of around 50,000 people and currently has the highest growth rate of any area within the state. 

It is set on the banks of the mighty Hunter river and is bounded by vineyards to the south west, Coal mines and power stations to the west, Barrington Tops world heritage area in the north and the port city and beach’s of Newcastle to the east.

Maitland over the years has benefited from major infrastructure development resulting in a strong rail network, two lane highways direct to Newcastle and Sydney, upgraded hospitals and numerous private and public schools. Our council is one of integrity and forward thinkers and without doubt this area will continue to be a economic powerhouse well into the future.


There is something for everyone within Maitland and the Hunter Valley. It is a destination where you may choose to rejuvenate and enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh locally grown produce, specialty wines and a walking tour of the heritage landscape. Others may choose a faster pace taking an aerobatic or Tiger Moth joy flight, immersing themselves in the local nightlife, sampling a series of local restaurants, cafes and bars.

Some of the highlights of a visit to Maitland include:

Picturesque Morpeth
Historic Maitland Gaol
Maitland Regional Art Gallery
Walka Water Works
Exploration Tourist Drive
Heritage Walks
Wine, Produce & Heritage Trail
Antiques Trail


Location Description


Built in an era of pride, prestige and prosperity Maitland boasts many fine historic properties built using local sandstone and cedar, while blending in a modern infrastructure.Once known as the Hub of the Hunter because of its central location. Maitland is only a short distance from the Hunter Valley Wine Country, the sparkling waters of Port Stephens, thriving Newcastle and the wilderness of Barrington Tops.

All of this only two hours drive from Sydney.Maitland has developed into a major regional centre with excellent medical facilities, schools and shopping. This includes the newly developed Stockland Greenhills Shopping Centre and the tree lined City Mall.

The quaint village of Morpeth with many historic buildings is nestled beside the gently flowing Hunter River. Inside these heritage gems are antique shops, specialty craft shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes.

Over recent times there has been tremendous growth within the Maitland area. This is evident from many national companies locating to our region and Government Departments relocating here such as Traffic Infringement Office and the Department of Mineral Resources.Maitland offers every city convenience you could wish for while still offering the many advantages of living in a big country town.

Visitors Centre

Maitland Visitors Information Centre
Cnr New England Hwy & High Street
Maitland 2320
(02) 4931 2800

Attractions

Caroline Chisholm Cottage was an immigrant’s home set up by Caroline Chisholm in 1842.

Maitland Regional Gallery boasts a stunning main gallery which displays touring exhibitions as well as its own collection of contemporary Australian art. It is housed in a historic Federation Gothic building which was originally constructed in 1910 as the Maitland Technical College.

Walka Water Works is classified by the National Trust as one of the most intact 19th century industrial complexes in the Hunter Valley. The main pump house is a striking example of Victorian Italianate architecture.

Historic Village Of Morpeth
Rich in history and the right size to explore on foot with so many of the beautiful old buildings made from locally quarried sandstone. Morpeth has also been classified by the National Trust and is a must to explore!

Hunter Valley Vineyards less than thirty minutes from Maitland is one of Australia’s most famous wine districts to sample the award winning wines, restaurants and guesthouses.

Richmond Vale Railway and Mining Museum(02) 49664357
Thrill to the sight and sound of the famous “10” class steam locomotives with BBQ facilities.

Maitland Fair Markets(02) 49625522
Australia’s largest country market. Over 600 sites, free entry 1st Sunday every month.

Grossman House(02) 49336452
Built in 1870-71 in mid Victorian style, this National Trust property reflects a gentler age and an important period in history of the Maitland region.

Walka Water Works(02) 49320522
A beautiful and popular picnic and recreation area, steeped in history, museum opened daily, childrens playground, and BBQ facilities.

Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council Community Centre(02) 49348511
Experience the unique history and culture of the aboriginal communities in the Maitland area.

Maitland City Art Gallery(02) 49331657
Maitland City Art Gallery is housed in the National Trust property, Broush house and includes:- contemporary Australian paintings and prints, African and Aboriginal bark paintings

Maitland Gaol(02) 49366610
Guided tours, day and evening, including a ghost tour, experience life behind bars, a great place to visit.

Clubs and Pubs: Centrally located clubs and hotels for casual eating, raffles, weddings, birthdays and live bands, for members and their guests.

Maitland City Bowling Club(02) 49328433

Maitland District Leagues Club(02) 49335377

East Maitland Bowling Club(02) 49337533

Imperial Hotel (02) 49336566

George and Dragon (02) 49337272

Windsor Castle(02) 49337276

Facilities

Shopping Centres
Over 270 shops including, Cafes, Hairdressors, K-Mart, Big W, Woolworths, Best & Less and other speciality shops.

The New Greenhills Shopping Centre – Mitchell Drive East Maitland(02) 49332799

Hunter Mall – High Street Mailtand (02) 49341293

Pender Place – Church Street Maitland(02) 49332245

Emergency Services

Police Stations-

Maitland
(02) 49340200

Morpeth
(02) 49336244

Fire Stations
Maitland
(02) 49347258

East Maitland
(02) 49347497

Morpeth
(02) 49332757

Ambulance Service
Maitland
131233

State Emergency Services
Rutherford
(02) 49327444

Other Services

Maitland City Council
(02) 49349700

RTA
132213

Australia Post –Maitland
(02) 49335099

Forest Information

Barrington Tops
(02) 65581005

Watagan Mountains
(02) 49265796

Accommodation

Berry House Bed & Breakfast – Morpeth(02) 49305144

Enjoy a romantic and private stay in the spacious servants cottage of this 1857 homestead. Suit one or two couples or small family.

The Old Morpeth Convent Bed & Breakfast – Morpeth(02) 49345508

Formerly a Catholic Convent, has been lovingly restored as a delightful bed and breakfast.

Country Comfort Monte Pio – Rutherford(02) 49325288

Spacious rooms, fabulous restaurant, tennis, swimming or sauna are available.

Endeavour Motor Inn – East Maitland(02) 49335488Rooms, secure parking, and close to Green Hills Shopping Centre

The Imperial Hotel – Maitland(02) 49336566Boasts value for money, NRMA rated, budget priced and complete with breakfast.

Eaglereach Wilderness Resort – Vacy(02) 49388233Superior and deluxe spa lodges, suberb cuisine at Treehops restaurant, magnificent views.


Transport

Maitland has three railway stations, Maitland City, High Street and Victoria Street as well as Telarah, Thornton, Metford and Beresfield. Airports are located at Rutherford and Williamtown. An excellent bus service runs throughout the city and nearby areas.

Car Rentals:

ARA Car rental
(02) 49345033

Hunter Valley Limousines
1800 016 633

Taxi Service

Maitland Taxi Service
(02) 49337333

By Train:

City Rail
131500 (NSW only)

Countrylink
13 22 32 (NSW only)

By Plane:

Maitland Airlines flies return to Sydney daily
(02) 65723100

Newcastle Airport (Williamtown)
(02) 49651925

Bus Service
Blue Ribbon Coaches
(02) 49342001  

  Pre-School
Regional pre-school facilities include:

St Vincent’s Infants
(02) 4933553 
primary School

St Vincent’s Infants(02) 49335535

Rutherford/Maitland Baptist Church Day Care(02) 49320366

CSchool-East Maitland(02) 49334045

My Kindy Pre-School – Ashtonfield(02) 49341934

Metford Community Baptist Pre-School(02) 493323hild Care Services Family Day Care(02) 49345716

Secondary Schools 

Hunter Valley Grammar School – (Pre-School and Primary)(02) 49342444

Maitland Grossman High School(02) 49342066

Maitland High School(02) 49337933

Rutherford High School(02) 49325999


Tertiary Schools 

An extensive TAFE campus is situated at Metford.(02) 49302888


Sport

Maitland Park on Les Darcy Drive is home to tennis, netball and swimming facilities.

Maitland Golf Club(02)

Maitland Swimming Pool(02) 49335073

East Maitland Swimming Pool(02) 49333488

Hunter Indoor Sports(02) 642244

Maitland Indoor Sports Centre(02) 49326799

Maitland Night Rider BMX(02) 49343992

PYCY(02) 49347122

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