Surrounded by magnificent natural beauty, just two hours from Sydney, the Hunter Valley is a sought after and excellent choice for investing and living.
The Maitland area in particular is expanding at a rapid rate, offering residents easy access to the pristine beaches of Newcastle, the rolling hills of the impressive Hunter Valley wine region and the unrivalled natural charm of the Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie areas.
Wine production: The Hunter Valley is one of Australia's best known wine regions. Located in the state of New South Wales, the region has played a pivotal role in the history of Australian wine as one of the first wine regions planted in the early 19th century.
Tourism: The Hunter Region is a major tourist destination in New South Wales and is the 6th most visited place in Australia attracting more than 2.5 million people annually. There are regular events held in the Hunter for visitors and locals alike.
Horse breeding: The Hunter Valley is Australia's main region for the breeding and rearing of Thoroughbred horses and most of the country's best racehorses, with the Upper Hunter area around Scone being one of the largest horse breeding areas in the world.
Coal mining: currently the largest economic activity in the valley is coal mining, with the port at Newcastle being the world's largest export facility for coal, most of which is brought to the port via railway.
Electricity Generation: Electricity generation at the Eraring, Bayswater, Liddell, Munmorah, Redbank and Vales Point coal-fired power stations is a major industry of the region.
Schools in the area
Maitland Public School
Hunter Valley Grammar School
Maitland High School
Rutherford Public School
Maitland East Public School
Linuwel School Ltd.
Telarah Public School
Nillo Infants School
Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School
St Bede's Catholic College, Chisholm
Ashtonfield Public School
Millers Forest public school
St Paul's Primary School
Seaham Public School
Maitland Christian School
Thornton Public School
Hunter River High School
All Saints' College, St Mary's Campus
Maitland Grossmann High School
Greta Public School
St Brigid’s Primary School
Rosary Park Catholic School
Tocal Agricultural College
Lochinvar Public School
St Joseph’s College
St Patrick’s Primary School
Morpeth Historical Village: www.itmustbemorpeth.com.au
Maitland Regional Art Gallery (MRAG): www.mrag.org.au
Regular Events at The Levee: www.theleveemaitland.com.au
Maitland Gaol: www.maitlandgaol.com.au
Extensive selection of restaurants and bars
Hunter Valley Wine Region: www.winecountry.com.au
Numerous Parks and Playgrounds
Easts Leisure and Golf Club: www.embc.com.au
Beresfield Golf Club: www.beresfieldgolf.com.au
Hunter Valley Golf and Country Club: www.crowneplazahuntervalley.com.au/golf
Sports and Rec Clubs
Walka Water Works: www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/facilities/walka-water-works
Tocal Homestead: www.tocal.com.au