Just outside of central Maitland you will find the hidden treasure, which is Lorn. With its tree lined streets and selection of gorgeous boutiques and eateries Lorn is a lovely river town to uncover. Lorn takes a step away from the mainstream and the hustle of the city centre with stores offering quality gifts and artworks, exquisite clothing and accessories and something truly unique. Lorn also offers a range of beautiful bed and breakfast accommodation and a dinning experience within Lorn is something to be savoured.
In 1823 Thomas McDougall received a land grant of 360 hectares on the banks of the Hunter River opposite the thriving village of West Maitland. This land was to become known as Lorn. Following the English and American model in 1911 planning was well underway to make Lorn a ‘Garden Suburb” with street plantations and reserved established from this time. With subdivisions of the land divided between the McDougall family by 1923 the completion of the main residential of today’s Lorn was made and in 1927 it was stated, “the fine suburb of Lorn is regarded as a model residential area”.