Surrounded by some of the Hunter's best attractions, Mitchell Rise is a more than appealing new address.
As one of the fastest growing regional centre's in Australia, new opportunities for business, health, recreation and education are ready to be taken advantage of in the expanding centre.
Dine on the river bank at one of Maitland’s cafés or select one of the exquisitely renovated hotels for a meal accompanied by music and live acts at one of the many annual festivals. A series of antique shops and hand-crafted wares are available from a growing number of local outlets or Maitland’s popular weekend markets, where you will find just about anything.
Australia's most visited wine region in the Hunter Valley is home to more than 150 top-class wineries, vineyards and cellar doors as well as superb restaurants, and it's right at your finger tips.
Live music will resonate with spectacular shows from famous performers and Hunter Valley Gardens offer families a great day out together.
For the golfer's, choose from world-class golf resorts to delightful local courses there are plenty of options for seasoned and amateur players alike.
With 26 stunning beaches, huge sand dunes and many beautiful inlets there is no lack of great things to do in Port Stephens. As a natural paradise, its home to many native animals including pockets of local koala populations.
In the crystal clear water, migrating whales visit annually and bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles plus many species of protected fish can be found around the port. It's a truly unique location for boating, diving, fishing and surfing, or just relaxing on the uncrowded white sandy beaches.
Climb Mount Tomaree, a remnant volcanic feature, for spectacular views up and down the coast and out to the several protected islands dotted along the horizon, or hire a bike and enjoy the many cycleways weaving around the picturesque waters edge.
Situated on the edge of the mouth of the Hunter River, Newcastle is perched between one of the busiest harbours in the world and a string of beautiful beaches. As a top ten city in Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2011’ guide, Newcastle is a vibrant city offering rich history, eclectic culture and exquisite scenery.
Newcastle is the economic hub of the Hunter Region, accounting for approximately 30% of the Hunter's developed industrial space and 80% of the office space.
The city is home to several museums, galleries, sporting arenas, shopping precincts, fresh food markets, festivals and all the services and institutions a modern, cosmopolitan city is today.
The University of Newcastle is ranked within the top 25 Australian universities and the Hunter Institute of TAFE offers
a wide selection of courses.
Newcastle is recognised for its annual calendar of events such as 'Surfest', attracting champions from around the world. There is an active alternative music scene, visual arts community, business hub and surfing culture all thriving together.
Other local towns
Offering a relaxed vineyard experience set against the dramatic backdrop of the Yellow Rock escarpment, stunning panoramic photos are ensured.
Explore Werakata National Park and tour through Cessnock's many outstanding wineries and local historic hotels.
The most beautiful natural scenery makes for stunning surroundings for world class golf, restaurants, gardens and accommodation with some of the finest wines and cheeses being produced here.
The intriguing mix of heritage, country charm and modern sophistication combine here. There are plenty of activities for nature lovers in Yengo National Park and at Lake St Clair.
Discover the historic sites of Paterson and enjoy a picnic by the river or explore Tocal house and the many intriguing stories it has to tell.
Nature abounds in and around Wollombi, with national parks, great bush-walking trails, lookouts and of course the famous Dr Jurd's Jungle Juice from the local tavern.