Local Information

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.


Main Industries


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