Living in Kurri Kurri

NSW 2327

Kurri Kurri NSW is the perfect location for young families starting out!

Kurri Kurri is a well-known suburb within the Cessnock region – with all the appeal of country life and closer to the city than ever, thanks to the Hunter Expressway!

Popular with young couples and you families looking to set up the next chapter of their lives, Kurri Kurri offers new families plenty of space to grow, country to explore, and community for support.

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Is Kurri Kurri NSW a good area?

Located near the Hunter Expressway, Kurri Kurri is surrounded by smaller suburbs and is 14 kilometres from Cessnock City Centre. Kurri is the second-largest suburb in the area, after Cessnock.

As a community it has maintained a strong sense of working-class culture since it’s mining days and has invested in business, local activities and events that emphasise that culture and Australian identity. This identity is best shown in the community’s dedication to beautification, which includes the renovation of miners cottages and turn of the century buildings, and the Kurri Kurri Mural Walk – a mural project that includes over 60 outdoor public artworks.

Living in Kurri Kurri, you will be in close proximity to a number of great schools and amenities, major hotspots like the Hunter Valley Gardens and wineries, plus plenty of small businesses and boutique stores to meet all your needs.

Major Attractions in Kurri Kurri NSW

Some of Kurri Kurri’s major attractions include the Heddon Greta Drive-In – a drive-in movie theatre with a classic tuckshop and movie menu, the Kurri Kurri Speedway, and the Kurri Kurri Golf Club, and the Kurri Kurri Hotel – a three-story, heritage style hotel.

It also plays host to two major annual events: Mulletfest – a celebration of all things bogan and pub culture – and the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival – the 50s/60s era festival that celebrates rockabilly style, music, and hot rods!

FAQs About Living in Kurri Kurri NSW

Kurri Kurri resides within the Cessnock local government area (LGA). To learn more about Kurri Kurri and the Cessnock local government area, visit here.

The suburb’s proximity to the Hunter Expressway means travelling into Newcastle is easy; alternatively, Maitland City Centre is less than 15 kilometres to the north-east.

Kurri Kurri is famous for many things, including the Kurri Kurri hotel built in 1904, the Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival – an annual rockabilly event, and the Kurri Kurri Mural Walk.

For those who enjoy a weekend away, Kurri Kurri is in close proximity to a variety of hotspots around the Hunter Region.

  • For a night out at the movies, Heddon Greta Drive-In is only a short 5 minute drive away. 
  • Less than 10 minutes from home is the Kurri Kurri Speedway.
  • The Hunter Valley Gardens are a short 25 minutes from home – perfect for a weekend staycation.
  • For Uni students in Kurri Kurri, the University of Newcastle is just 25 minutes away.
  • Thanks to the Hunter Expressway, you can reach the Newcastle CBD in 45 minutes. Enjoy a meal on Darby St or King St, take a walk along the Foreshore, see the works at the Newcastle Art Gallery, and enjoy the waves at any one of Newcastle’s famous beaches. 
  • The Watagan Mountains have camping sites, hiking trails for beginners through to expert hikers and have been cherished by generations of Novocastrians. For more of the great outdoors, head out to the Watagan bushlands approximately 30 minutes away.
  • The Central Coast is a great family destination, with amazing coastal locations and family-friendly activities. Approximately just under 1hr away.
  • Enjoy a weekend in Sydney – less than a 2 hour drive into the capital, with access to incredible dining options, entertainment and experiences.

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Kurri Kurri Properties For Rent

We have a number of properties available for rent in the Kurri Kurri area or surrounding suburbs. 

If you have a property in the Kurri Kurri area and are interested in discussing your investment goals for the future, you can learn more through our Property Investment Services.