Support the local traders and artisans in the region.
We all need a little retail therapy sometimes and Maitland has a mix of independent traders, big fashion labels, food, beauty and gift stores to suit all tastes.
The business and shopping precincts on offer within our suburbs provide convenient hubs for you to support and connect with the community in which you live. Find out more about each of Maitland's lifestyle and shopping precincts.
Maitland is home to several shopping centres that also provide our community with a range of retail and food choices. Stockland Green Hills has more than doubled in size thanks to its $372 million redevelopment project that provides a range of speciality and chain stores. Maitland Riverside Plaza is located within The Levee and is home to major brand names ALDI, Best & Less and Kmart. Pender Place in the heart of Maitland provides plenty of parking and includes Woolworths, Priceline Pharmacy and a range of speciality stores. Rutherford Marketplace provides a variety of speciality retailers, professional services and food businesses, as does Thornton Shopping Centre providing convenience to local shoppers.
It must be Morpeth
Searching for something special that's unique, boutique or delicious, look no further than Morpeth. In Morpeth you are spoilt for choice with antiques, artesian pieces, clothing, art, teddy bears, local honey, produce and ginger beer, together with cafes, pubs, a cellar door and lolly shop to delight your senses.
Visit It must be Morpeth to learn more.
Meet me at the Markets
Maitland puts on an array of regular markets to please all shoppers. The Maitland Markets are held at Maitland Showground on the first Sunday of every month. The Maitland Markets have become a tradition for many and are a favourite pastime for both residents and visitors alike, leisurely strolling through the stalls on a Sunday morning. The markets have been running for more than 28 years and draw a large crowd, so do yourself a favour and head out to see what it's all about.
The Slow Food Earth Market Maitland has also quickly become a favourite for many, operating at The Levee Shared Zone on the first and third Thursday of each month. The Slow Food Earth Market is the first of its kind in Australia, bringing quality local produce to the homes and families of its shoppers.
The Olive Tree Market often exhibits its vibrant and eclectic artist stalls at the Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Seasonally run, The Olive Tree Market is well worth a visit to make a day of, perusing the talented and creative products on offer and visiting the amazing gallery.
The Sunday Muster Artisan Markets held on the grounds at Mortels Sheepskin Factory in Thornton is offered seasonally. The Muster brings together designers, artists and crafts people who showcase handcrafted Australian made products.
In today's day and age, we often crave to get back to basics and purchase something simply made, with two talented hands. We are all wanting to be more sustainable and mindful consumers and Maitland's array of markets offers us just that.