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Paterson Rail Motor Museum

Webbers Creek Road, Paterson NSW 2421
The depot in the old Paterson Goods Yards houses the Society's Museum collection of rail motors and other rolling stock items. The Museum is located opposite Paterson Railway Station on the North Coast Line to Brisbane. Road access and visitor entrance to the Museum is located off the end of Church Street. Visit Paterson Rail Motor Museum and see the old station masters residence that has been restored to it 1930s exterior and appearance colour scheme by State Rail Heritage. The residence provides a reception centre for visitors, facility for members and houses a display for railway memorabilia for both the steam and diesel era. Key items on display include a pair or NSWGR standard block telegraph instruments and large and miniature electric staff instruments formerly used by training at the Newcastle Railway Institute. The museum also includes one of the few remaining standard NSWGR good sheds.
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Tocal Homestead

Tocal Homestead, Tocal Road, Paterson NSW 2421
Tocal has one of Australia's finest collections of colonial farm buildings dating from the 1830's. The Homestead is open at weekends from March to November. Important rural heritage because much, including barns, stables and the original residence built in 1822, remains intact. The Homestead (built in 1841) is set on a 2200 hectare property encompassing natural wetlands, dry sclerophyll forests and rainforest remnants. The Homestead is presented in the context of original outbuildings and sheds that contribute to the fascinating story of Tocal. Farm tours provide an opportunity to experience the beautiful 2200 hectare property. The tour includes the beef, horse, dairy and sheep enterprises as well as the natural features of the historic landscape. Tocal is a working farm so visitors are able to view the seasonal activities of the farm operations.
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Paterson Rail Motor Society

5 Webbers Creek Road, Webbers Creek NSW 2421
The Rail Motor Society is based about 50 kilometres north of Newcastle in the historic town of Paterson. Operated by volunteers dedicated and passionate about restoring, maintaining and operating rail motors. The group operates out of the old Paterson Goods Yard, affectionately named 'The Depot' and consists of a large working shed and rail yard. Experience the glory days dating back to 1923, view some of the best conserved heritage rolling stock in NSW. The Rail Motor Society also offers visitors unique tours on board the historical rail motors, both around the local area and across the state, please contact them for further information. The depot and museum site is open to the public on the third Saturday of every month (except December) and entry is by gold coin donation. Other times by appointment. The Society can also provide guest speakers for meetings or other group engagements, contact the Secretary.
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Paterson Historical Court House Museum

King Street, Paterson NSW 2421
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".
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Campbells Store Craft Centre

175 Swan Street, Morpeth NSW 2321

At the multi-award winning Campbell’s Store Craft Centre at Morpeth in the Hunter Region, shopping is a real experience. Wander at your leisure through specialty stores, an investment art gallery showcasing some of the best of Australia’s artists and enjoy a beautiful afternoon tea in the Servants Quarters Tearooms. You may select from the work of Australia’s most talented all under one roof. The store is open from Thursday to Sunday, where you will be treated to free ginger beer and good old fashioned cordial tasting from the 13 flavours all made on the premises; fudge and honey tasting, and also try both local and Australian homemade jams, chutneys and sauces of which there are 134 varieties. You are sure to find a favourite! 

Friendly old fashioned service awaits you in this two story beautifully restored building. Play a hum drum or with a variety of fun and educational wooden toys in the wood shop downstairs in the jam panty. Or try on an Akubra hat. Explore a shop of teddy bears from Steiff to Charlie Bears and a collection of teapots from the very novel to the beautiful. Whatever your taste, you are sure to find something to enjoy!

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Morpeth Wine Cellars and Moonshine Distillery

173 Swan Street, Morpeth NSW 2321
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.
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Australian Alpaca Barn - Morpeth

Central Inn Mews, 135 Swan Street, Morpeth NSW 2321
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.

Seaham Swamp Bird Hide

East Seaham Road, Seaham NSW 2324
Seaham Swamp Bird Hide is a haven for birdwatching. Visit this great Seaham attraction to see a variety of Hunter region waterfowl, both out in the swamp and sheltering in the hide.

Seaham Swamp walk

McClymonts Swamp Road, Seaham NSW 2324
0.3km (one way) - 0.33 hour Enjoy a short walk through ironbark forest with lovely views of the adjacent Seaham Swamp. A great option for walking with kids, this easy 300m track is ideal for birdwatching and nature-spotting. Keep watching as you stroll - it's likely you'll spy a range of waterfowl and migratory birds, and perhaps a goanna or grey kangaroo too.

Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve

Duncan Street, Seaham NSW 2324
Whether you're interested in birdwatching, Aboriginal heritage, bushwalking or natural history, the Hunter region's Seaham Swamp Nature Reserve offers a memorable experience. Birdwatching enthusiasts have already caught onto this little gem, which is a habitat for numerous waterfowl.

Duckenfield

Duckenfield, Duckenfield NSW 2321
The town of Duckenfield is located on the banks of the Hunter River surrounded by rich pasture and farmlands. It was originally part of the estate of the wealthy landowner and businessman John Eales from 1799 to 1871. You can still view two of the estate's houses, Berry Park House and Berry House along Duckenfield Road. Duckenfield sits six kilometres from the historic river port of Morpeth and has beautiful views across the plains to the Hunter River. The town and neighbouring Berry Park offer a mix of Georgian architecture and modern housing. The area has bred fine racehorses and is known as a horse-breeding region today....

Rail Motor Society Open Day

Webbers Creek Road, Paterson NSW 2421
The Rail Motor Society Open Day is held on the third Saturday of each month. It is an opportunity for the general public to view the operations of the Rail Motor Society Depot and Museum at Paterson. The Rail Motor Society was establish in 1984. The collection spans 1926 to 1961, and includes a 42 foot Rail Motor from 1961, as well as a 720 Class Driving Trailer Car. The 13 collections of different rail Motor and Trailer Cars are a must for all train enthusiasts. Tours are also available....
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Peek into the Past

Tocal Homestead, Paterson NSW 2421
Peek into the Past is when Tocal  Homestead comes alive with the sights and sounds (and smells) of yesteryear. It is a wonderful old fashioned day out for all the family. Grandparents will reminisce, there's nostalgia for the parents and the children will make some very interesting discoveries about our past.

red-coatThe sounds of working horses and heritage tractors and machinery mingle with the aromas of scones and apple pies baking in the old wood stove. Make sure you see the blacksmiths working at the forge and then enjoy a piece of damper from the camp fire, topped with 'cocky's joy'. Try your hand at the ancient art of water divining or a traditional bush game. Then watch the local straw broom maker at work - he'd be happy to sell you one.

Keep an eye out for the 'redcoats' of the soldiers of the 73rd Regiment of Foot, they will fire their muskets and march through the site - keeping law and order and the King's peace. And they don't mind if you wander around their encampment and chat to them about what they do.

Drop in to hear one of the history talks to learn how it all came about.

Shearing-sheepThere is a heritage clothing parade, machinery demonstrations, farm animals, cart rides with Harry the Clydesdale and tractors at work. There is sheep shearing and working vintage machinery. On top of all that, there's lots of delicious homemade refreshments, or you can bring your own picnic to have on the lawn.

Tocal Homestead

Tocal Homestead, Paterson NSW 2421
Tocal has one of Australia's finest collections of colonial farm buildings dating from the 1830's. The Homestead is open at weekends from March to November. Important rural heritage because much, including barns, stables and the original residence built in 1822, remains intact. The Homestead (built in 1841) is set on a 2200 hectare property encompassing natural wetlands, dry sclerophyll forests and rainforest remnants. The Homestead is presented in the context of original outbuildings and sheds that contribute to the fascinating story of Tocal. Farm tours provide an opportunity to experience the beautiful 2200 hectare property. The tour includes the beef, horse, dairy and sheep enterprises as well as the natural features of the historic landscape. Tocal is a working farm so visitors are able to view the seasonal activities of the farm operations....

Morpeth Sourdough

Swan Street, Morpeth NSW 2321
The original site where William Arnott, the biscuit baker and his brother David baked bread and ship's biscuits in the 1860s. Now owned by Stephen and Allison Arnott, Stephen is following in his great, great, great grandfather's footsteps of producing sourdough bread for the township of Morpeth. Morpeth Sourdough is available at the original shop at the front of the building retailing fresh sourdough from Wednesday to Sunday. Also available is Morpeth Sourdough's new award winning range of premium Muesli, sourdough crispbreads, croutons and yummy European style Gingerbread. The sourdough bread contains only high quality flour, purified water and salt, no additives used, no baker's yeast, preservatives, raising agents, emulsifiers, stabilisers, extenders or bulking agents, so it's good for you. The process is extended dough fermentation and takes 30 hours - known as "real sourdough". Morpeth Sourdough's philosophy of making naturally good products extends to their premium range also....

The Close Overnight Stays

73 Close Street, Morpeth NSW 2321
Located in the heart of beautiful Morpeth town and a very short walk to all the heritage attractions of Morpeth, The Close was built in the 1850s has been beautifully renovated with a modern twist, while remaining faithful to the era. The property offers two boutique style accommodation options which when combined accommodate 12 in elegant modern comfort. These are The Close (main house) accommodating eight people, and the Studio@TheClose (studio) accommodating four people. Whether you enjoy them both or individually, The Close is ideal for a weekend away, a week long getaway with family and friends, wedding accommodation, corporate retreats, or for a short term lease for business travellers....

Campbells Store Craft Centre

175 Swan Street, Morpeth NSW 2321
At the multi-award winning Campbell's Store Craft Centre at Morpeth in the Hunter Region, shopping is a real experience. Wander at your leisure through 15 speciality craft shops, tearoom and an investment art gallery. You may select from the work of over 500 of Australia's most talented crafts people, all under the one roof. The store is open from Thursday to Sunday, where you will be treated to free ginger beer tasting from the 13 flavours, fudge and honey tasting, also come and try the homemade jams, of which there are 134 varieties, so you will find a favourite one. Friendly old fashioned service awaits you in this two storey beautifully restored building. Play a hum drum, a rain stick and with a variety of educational wooden toys in the wood shop. Or try on an Akubra hat. Free group tours are available during opening hours. ...