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.
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.
- Maitland Gaol
- Maitland Regional Art Gallery
- Walka Water Works
- Enjoy a scenic tourist drive or explore one of the heritage walks