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Maitland, Hunter Valley is an area of boundless opportunities and experiences known for its historic setting and rural location.

Visitors can enjoy extensive shopping choices and adventurous activities. Treat yourself to the splendour of unique and exquisite gifts, fashions, accessories, produce and wine. Bag a bargain at the largest regional markets, held the first Sunday of each month, tour through heritage listed areas and historic homes, take a walk along the river bank or enjoy a breath taking Hot Air Balloon or Tiger Moth flight. Other visitors may choose just to relax in peaceful surrounds, enjoy the scenery as you take a self-drive or share a picnic by the Hunter River.

Maitland, Hunter Valley has something for everyone - heritage walks, museums, galleries, historic villages, antique precincts, markets, festivals, vineyards and wine tasting. For those looking for something a little more active there are many leisure and recreation activities available within Maitland, Hunter Valley including canoeing, cycling, horse-riding and mountain climbing.

Maitland, Hunter Valley is home to a range of attractions which cater for families also. There are recreation areas such as Walka Recreation & Wildlife Reserve, Richmond Vale Railway and Mining Museum and even a drive-in at Heddon Greta.

Visitors to Maitland, Hunter Valley looking for culturally and historically rich experiences are also catered for. The Maitland Gaol is open for tours, a fascinating, frightening and thought provoking site. The Maitland Regional Art Gallery holds quality exhibitions within its dramatic Gothic Federation display space and Mindaribba Aboriginal Land Council has a museum displaying archaeological findings from the region and a series of indigenous art and craft. National Trust property Grossman House is open for inspection giving an insight into Maitland’s past.

Those looking to get back to nature will appreciate what Maitland, Hunter Valley has to offer, including the Hunter Botanic Gardens at Heatherbrae, comprising 135 hectares of themed gardens and bushwalks and many picnic, fishing and recreation areas.

Maitland, Hunter Valley also hosts a series of annual events including the award winning Hunter Valley Steamfest, Bitter & Twisted International Boutique Beer Festival and the Tocal Field Days.