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.
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:
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.
Maitland Visitors Information Centre
Cnr New England Hwy & High Street
(02) 4931 2800
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
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
State Emergency Services
Maitland City Council
Australia Post –Maitland
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.
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.
ARA Car rental
Hunter Valley Limousines
1800 016 633
Maitland Taxi Service
131500 (NSW only)
13 22 32 (NSW only)
Maitland Airlines flies return to Sydney daily
Newcastle Airport (Williamtown)
Blue Ribbon Coaches