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.
Formerly based on the aluminium industry, Kurri’s economy has been forced to diversify since the smelter closed in 2012. Nowadays tourism forms a large part of the local economy, with the suburb known as one of the gateways to the renowned Hunter Valley wine country.
Kurri has also become famous for its collection of large murals painted on the side of buildings. The murals depict various periods in Kurri’s history as well as some iconic moments in more recent times, such as “The Ashes” mural, which captures the moment when a group of cricketers realised a large bush fire was engulfing the trees at the edge of the field.