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Visitor Information Guide: Maitland, New South Wales

Maitland is a beautiful city located in the Hunter Region, New South Wales, Australia. It is situated approximately 166 km north of Sydney and 35 km northwest of Newcastle. Maitland is home to several historical sites, museums, and art galleries, making it a popular destination for tourists.

Things To Do

  • Visit Maitland Regional Art Gallery - The gallery is known for its contemporary art exhibitions, and it is also home to a significant collection of works by Australian artists.
  • Take a Heritage Walk - Take a walk around Maitland and discover the city's rich heritage. Along the way, you will see several historical buildings and landmarks.
  • Visit Maitland Gaol - The gaol is a former maximum-security prison that is now open to the public for guided tours.
  • Explore the Hunter Valley - Maitland is located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, which is known for its wine and food. Take a day trip to explore the wineries and restaurants in the area.


Maitland offers several accommodation options to suit any budget. Visitors can choose from luxury hotels, bed and breakfasts, self-contained apartments, and budget motels.

Getting Around

The easiest way to get around Maitland and the Hunter Valley is by car. There are several car rental companies in the area. Public transport options include buses and trains.


Maitland has a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. The average temperature in summer is around 27°C, while winter temperatures average around 17°C.


Maitland hosts several events throughout the year, attracting visitors from around the world. Some of the popular events include:

  • Maitland Show - Held in February, the Maitland Show offers a range of activities and shows, including live music, animal displays, and carnival rides.
  • Morisset Mega Markets - Held on the third Saturday of every month, the Morisset Mega Markets feature more than 200 stalls selling everything from local produce to vintage clothing and antiques.
  • Hunter Valley Steamfest - Held in April, the Hunter Valley Steamfest celebrates the region's railway history with steam train rides, exhibitions, and displays.

In conclusion, Maitland is a fascinating city that offers a wealth of activities and attractions for visitors. From exploring the city's rich heritage to sampling the region's wine and food, there is something for everyone in Maitland.

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