Maitland offers a modern lifestyle with history richer than an Arnott’s double chocolate Tim Tam.
Maitland sits on the New England Highway and is only 35 kilometres from the Newcastle CBD.
“PRIOR TO THE INVENTION OF RAIL, THE RIVER WAS USED TO MOVE CARGO AND MAITLAND PROVIDED THE PERFECT LOCATION TO LOAD AND UNLOAD GOODS FOR THE HUNTER VALLEY.”
Formerly called West Maitland, the area started as a privately founded town, but its location along the Hunter River bought in settlers from all over the country. Prior to the invention of rail, the river was used to move cargo and Maitland provided the perfect location to load and unload goods for the Hunter Valley.
Aside from its beautiful heritage buildings, Maitland is now well known for its markets, events and festivals like the Maitland Show, Hunter Valley Steamfest and Bitter and Twisted Boutique Beer Festival. Maitland was also the home town of many historical figures, including famous Australian biscuit maker William Arnott and founder of the Bell Shakespeare Company, John Bell.