Six ensuite guest rooms masterfully combine comfort and elegance. the unashamed opulence of the Bordello room is exceptional, with its giant four poster bed, decadent red decor and delightful double spa for long romantic soaks together. Comfort & style in beautiful historic surrounds define a stay at this stately late 19th Century country retreat. Ornate pressed metal ceilings and wonderful open fireplaces that allow guests the rare pleasure of a real fire in their private suite.
Morpeth Lodge Motel is a boutique style facility 2 minutes drive from the historic town of Morpeth. The Motel can cater for up to 24 guests in the nine rooms. Completed in 2006 the Motel has recently been redecorated and sits in 4 acres of beautifully maintained gardens. Each room has a kettle, toaster, basic crockery, fridge, air conditioning and ensuite. Also available for guests is the kitchen/common room area which houses an industrial style kitchen with range oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge freezer as well as seating for up to 24 guests.
Surrounded by cottage gardens, Merridy's is centrally located right in the heart of peaceful Morpeth immediately behind the historic bank. It's a short stroll to the museum, other historical sites and buildings, restaurants, hotels, coffee shops and the many interesting boutiques and quaint shops.
Morpeth was established in 1821 on the banks of the Hunter River. Morpeth was once a thriving river port for ships taking goods around Australia and the world. Today visitors travel to Morpeth to experience the eclectic mix of retail offerings, relaxed dining options and the gorgeous heritage perspective of Swan Street.
Accommodation offered includes two upstairs suites, the Gold Room with king bed (or twin singles) and the Silver Suite with queen bed. The Garden Suite is also available which offers a bedroom with double French bed, sitting room and en suite facilities. This is suitable for the couple who are travelling with a child.
The Surgeon's Cottage was built in 1845. It is a beautiful sandstone building located in the main street of Morpeth amongst the many boutiques, galleries and cafes.
The Surgeon's Cottage has a spacious lounge/dining room, two cosy log fireplaces, ducted air conditioning, and accommodates up to four people. It has two bedrooms, full kitchen, and one bathroom. You can enjoy cooking a barbecue in the quaint garden or walk to the local restaurants and pubs.
Morpeth Chapel Jazz is a joint venture of the three churches of Morpeth.
Until the 1980s, Morpeth was a rundown village in fear of demolition. Then it was slowly rejuvenated as a destination and what was left of its charming buildings rescued from the bulldozer. A few local businesses joined together to establish a small jazz festival in the bicentenary year of 1988. The jazz festival soon acquired a life of its own and by 2000 had developed into a major event.
In 2009 Jazz returned to Morpeth when the three churches got together to revive the Morpeth Jazz Festival as ChapelJazz. The aim of ChapelJazz is to present traditional jazz in a welcoming environment to jazz lovers and their families and provide an enjoyable community experience.
For buying or selling a registered Australian Stock Horse, visit the Australian Stock Horse Approved Sale at Tocal College.
The Australian Stock Horse Society was established in 1971 in Scone, New South Wales. Today the Society is the largest of more than 70 individual horse breed associations in Australia. The successful performance of the Australian Stock Horse has not only been recognised throughout Australia, but exports to United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, Africa, New Zealand and Asia have given them worldwide recognition.
The Society aims to preserve and promote the bloodlines of the Australian Stock Horse, recognised for its versatility and superior performance amongst work and leisure breeds....
Visit Morpeth Wine Cellar and Moonshine Distillery to taste boutique Hunter wines and Morpeth Moonshine.
There are two copper pot stills where Morpeth Moonshine is made on-site including Original, Aniseed, Strawberry, Butterscotch and Lemon Moonshine. They also make a Honey liqueur (similar to a Meade) and an Uncut.
Taste Rosebrook Estate wines, a selection of Morpeth Wines and Chilli Wine.
Morpeth Wine Cellar has bulk Liqueur Verdelho and Liqueur Muscat, Binnorie Labna (yoghurt) and marinated Fetta. Also available are local jams, sauces, vinegars and olive products. Many of these products are available for tasting.
Why not pick-up some Kurrajong Native Wild Hibiscus Flowers in syrup. These are a fantastic addition to Champagne. Come in on Monday and Tuesday to purchase some Morpeth Sourdough Bread.
Morpeth Wood Fired Pizza is now open on-site. Buy a wine or a beer from Morpeth Wine Cellar and enjoy....
Hunter's premium agricultural event, Tocal Field Days, attracts around 30,000 visitors and 400 exhibits. Highly regarded for its educational aspect, Tocal combines a genuine rural experience with commerce, entertainment, fashion, regional food and wine, and craft. Served with the renowned Tocal country hospitality.
Pick up show specials with eight tractor companies for comparison, solar gates, log splitters, cattle yards, solar-operated gates, tools galore, big sheds and small quad bikes.
Learn how to prepare livestock for sale and how to sell them through a 'fair dinkum' auction and be informed on safe livestock handling techniques on foot with a dog, on horseback and on a quad.
Watch a celebrity chef prepare a signature dish while he shares some secrets, sip an organic wine, sample seafood, enjoy the funky fashion show and learn about permaculture, chainsaws, quad bikes and cattle breeds. ...
Paterson Gallery Markets are held on the first Sunday of the month and present an eclectic mix of original paintings, craft, and collectables. Set in the picturesque backyard of the historic Paterson Post Office, you are invited to view the gallery and enjoy the rose garden on Duke Street in the heart of Paterson.
Enjoy a great variety of produce, beautiful handmade treasures, homemade craft and cooking. Buskers will entertain and everyone will have a very happy and enjoyable time.
Come and enjoy the day, look around the area, and you may even find some treasures within the stalls....
Join Paterson for New Year's Eve at Tucker Park and enjoy an exciting evening of live music, fireworks and children's entertainment. There's carnival fun, singing, dancing, games, face painting and more for the kids.
Gates open at 4pm, children's program starts at 6pm, main fireworks display at 9pm, with live music through till the midnight fireworks. Food and drinks are available to purchase.
The Paterson Festival is organised by volunteers from Paterson Rotary Club and the community, and sponsored by local businesses who believe in supporting their local community....
The Australian Alpaca Barn specialises in the sale and promotion of quality Alpaca products manufactured in Australia, New Zealand and Peru. They offer a comprehensive range, designed for the discerning buyer, including coats, throw rugs, bedding, scarves, jumpers, yarn and accessories.
The Australian Alpaca Barn is aligned with the top manufacturers of Alpaca in Australia and Peru, allowing them to create and sell the most superior quality Alpaca products from these stunning animals.
Paterson Court House, built in 1857, was the centre of justice in the district, housing many policemen. In 1973, a small group of locals met in Paterson's School of Arts building to look into the possibility of forming a group to preserve the local region's history. They had no guidelines to work on, except to collect photographs of Paterson as it was in the early days, along with old stories, papers, and any other memorabilia from Paterson's past.
Dungog Shire Council at this time offered the Court House to any group in Paterson willing to use it and take care of the building. The Court House provided a place to display the mounting number of items which were being donated, and a location for historical interest in the area.
The first name chosen for the organisation was the "Paterson Preservation Society", but this was changed to the "Paterson Historical Society". ...