Only 2 hours from Sydney, 30 minutes from the port city of Newcastle and only 15 minutes from the Hunter wine country, Maitland lies in the heart of the Lower Hunter where the Hunter River and its tributaries join. It is a city rich in heritage, stately mansions, fine civic buildings and magnificent churches.

In the mid to late 1800's Maitland was a thriving centre to rival Sydney as the potential capital of New South Wales. Maitland celebrates its past as one of Australia's oldest areas, during Heritage Month each year. Many stately homes are open for inspection. There are events, exhibitions and concerts throughout the 4 weeks.

There is also Steamfest, a train enthusiast's delight. Steam trains converge on Maitland station offering loco journeys and the Great Train Race. There are miniature traction engine rides and all manner of train related activities and displays. Throughout the year Maitland holds excellent drama and music concerts. There are also exhibitions at the Maitland City Art Gallery and other private galleries throughout the area. Grossman House is a National Trust gem, for a trip back to yesteryear. Maitland Markets, held on the first Sunday of the month are a popular event.

There are modern shopping areas and malls for all your needs, with accessible parking facilities. Accommodation ranges from motel, hotel, apartments and cottages to bed and breakfast facilities. A caravan park and camping amenities are also available. There are delightful recreational facilities including the historic Walka Water Works, set in parklands and bird sanctuary.

Maitland has a population of approximately 54,000. It has a small aircraft airport and enjoys excellent CountryLink and CityRail train services and private coach services. The local newspaper, the Maitland Mercury, printed since 1843, is one of the oldest remaining Australian newspapers.

Temperatures for Maitland

Maitland has hot summer temperatures. The summer high temperature for Maitland is approximately 30 °c. The summer low temperature is approximately 17 °c.

Maitland has mild winter temperatures. The winter high temperature for Maitland is approximately 17 °c. The winter low temperature is approximately 6 °c.


Destinations within Lower North Coast

Great Lakes
Booti Booti National Park Forster Tuncurry
Hunter Valley
Aberdeen Belford Bolwarra
Branxton Broke Brunkerville
Carrowbrook Cessnock Clarence Town
Denman East Maitland Gresford
Greta Hinton Jerrys Plains
Kurri Kurri Lovedale Maitland
Maitland Area Merriwa Milbrodale
Morpeth Mount View Murrurundi
Muswellbrook Muswellbrook Area Pelaw Main
Pokolbin Rutherford Sandy Hollow
Scone Scone Area Singleton
Singleton Area Warkworth Wollombi
Myall Lakes National Park
Bulahdelah Seal Rocks
Port Stephens
Anna Bay Hawks Nest Karuah
Nelson Bay Raymond Terrace Shoal Bay
Soldiers Point Tanilba Bay Tea Gardens
Other Lower North Coast Destinations
Aberdeen Ash Island Barrington Tops
Belford Birmingham Gardens Bobin
Bolwarra Boorganna Booti Booti National Park
Branxton Broke Brunkerville
Bulahdelah Carrowbrook Cessnock
Chatham Clarence Town Comboyne
Cooks Hill Croki Crowdy Head
Denman Diamond Beach Dungog
Dungog Area East Maitland Elands
Fern Bay Forster Gloucester
Great Lakes Gresford Greta
Hallidays Point Hamilton Hamilton South
Harrington Hinton Hunter - Farmhand
Hunter Valley Jerrys Plains Kendall
Kurri Kurri Lambton Lorne
Lovedale Maitland Maitland Area
Manning Point Mayfield Merriwa
Milbrodale Monkerai Valley Morpeth
Mount View Murrurundi Muswellbrook
Muswellbrook Area Myall Lakes National Park Newcastle
Newcastle Area Old Bar Paterson
Pelaw Main Pokolbin Rutherford
Sandy Hollow Scone Scone Area
Seal Rocks Singleton Singleton Area
Stockton Stroud Taree
Taree South Tuncurry Upper Lansdowne
Vacy Wallabi Point Warkworth
Wingham Wollombi

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