Telarah and Rutherford are neighbouring suburbs to the west of Maitland city centre. This well-established area has a mixture of new housing developments and large blocks with traditional suburban dwellings.
Conveniently positioned, Rutherford and Telarah are very easily accessible. Telarah train station on the Hunter Line provides regular services to Newcastle - an approximate half an hour journey.
The New England Highway divides the two suburbs, whilst enhancing connectivity. It’s under a 5 minute drive to the centre of Maitland, offering opportunities in business, health, construction, recreation and education in a rapidly growing community. Newcastle, the regional capital and one of Australia’s busiest ports, is about 45 minutes east along the highway past Maitland.
The large local Rutherford Shopping Centre along the highway offers shoppers with a huge choice, including Aldi, Coles and Woolworths plus many other specialty shops, services and eateries. Additionally, Hunter Homemaker’s Centre is about two minutes’ drive away for the big retail outlets such as Harvey Norman, Nick Scali, Bunnings and more. Residents of this area are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping.
There is a selection of community activities and clubs such as the local bowling club and many ovals that support a variety of sports such as netball courts through to play gyms. Maitland Airport, located just west of Rutherford provides aeroplane aerobatics for the thrill seekers.
There are many different educational facilities located in the local vicinity from preschools right through to the local TAFE campus.
Spend weekends exploring the renowned Hunter Valley Wine Country only about 20 minutes away. Enjoy world class dining, golf course and events in a comfortable short drive.
Telarah and Rutherford provide residents with a multitude of facilities and services. It is a thriving hub of light industrial, retail as well as community and sporting centres.
5 mins » Rutherford Shopping Centre
5 mins » Maitland
15 mins » Greenhills
35 mins » Newcastle
40 mins » Pokolbin
50 mins » Singleton
1 hour » Nelson Bay
• Telarah Public Primary School
• Rutherford Public Primary School (K-6)
• Rutherford High School (7 - 12)
• St Mary’s & St Peter’s Catholic College, Maitland
• Hunter Valley Grammar School (Prep - 12), East Maitland
Cafés / Restaurants
• Bradford Hotel, Rutherford
• Family Hotel, Maitland
• Whistler, Maitland
• Bliss Coffee Roastery, Rutherford
• Rutherford Marketplace, Woolworths, Coles & Aldi
• Hunter Supa Centre, Rutherford
• Woolworths Aberglasslyn
• ’The Levee’ Shopping Mall, Maitland
Local Amenities & Features
• Mercure Monte Pio Conference & Reception Centre
• Maitland Hospital
• Telarah Train Station
• Walka Water Works Picnic Reserve
• Rutherford Indoor Sports Centre