Scenic beauty, heritage buildings, unique villages, welcoming people, an attractive lifestyle and convenient location are just some of the factors that lead visitors and residents alike to Maitland. At the heart of the city is Central Maitland, with a full range of shopping, business and civic functions as well as education, cultural and recreational services. Built on the banks of the Hunter River, which brought life and trade to the early city, Maitland is one of the oldest heritage rich regional centres in Australia.

People can lose themselves in the city’s history with visits to Morpeth, Lorn, East Maitland and Central Maitland. The city is spoilt for choice when it comes to dining, with a number of restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars catering to different tastes. While some of the city’s institutional icons including Maitland Gaol and the Maitland Regional Art Gallery are a must see.

Take a drive and explore the countryside, rivers and farmland because no matter the season, Maitland is a beautiful place to live and visit. If you prefer, hit the pavement on foot and explore the many retailers and boutique shops across the city or wander along one of Maitland’s Heritage Walks to step back in time and discover some of the city’s past. You’ll see there is plenty to discover in Maitland which keeps people coming back again. 

Recreation options are always a big attraction to visitors and you certainly won’t be short on things to do. For those who enjoy running, cycling and paddling, the Hunter River, Maitland Park and Walka Water Works provide the perfect backdrops to build up a sweat, and in the warmer months Maitland’s pools are very popular places to cool off. But even if you are just after somewhere to take the kids or the dog to play, Maitland has the recreation facilities just right for you. For things to do while you’re staying in Maitland, Meander, Maitland's lifestyle magzine, is a great start. From fun things with the kids or activities for adults including shopping, dining and everything in between there is truly something for everyone. 

Whether you are here for a visit, a short time or a lifetime, the one thing you can be sure of is that you're welcome in Maitland. 

Some of the highlights of a visit to Maitland include: 
  • Morpeth
  • Maitland Gaol
  • Maitland Regional Art Gallery
  • Walka Water Works
  • Enjoy a scenic tourist drive or explore one of the heritage walks
Meander, Maitland’s lifestyle magazine and directory, is available from the Maitland Visitor Information Centre or by visiting

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