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Lake St Clair

Carrowbrook Road, Singleton NSW 2330
Lake St Clair is nestled among the undulating hills at the foot of Mount Royal Range, approximately 30 minutes north of Singleton. The lake provides a premium outdoor leisure facility. Swimming, sailing, water skiing, camping and fishing are only a few of the popular activities enjoyed on the lake. For the keen fishermen, Lake St Clair has been stocked with Bass, Golden and Sliver Perch and Catfish. The restocking of fish into the lake by the New South Wales State Fisheries and local fishing clubs is ongoing. The foreshores of Lake St Clair provide attractive areas for picnicing and barbecues, and the road following the eastern shoreline on Carrowbrook Road is a particularly scenic drive. Powered sites and unlimited bush camping, electric and wood fired barbecues, hot showers, toilets, boat ramp, kiosk open weekends (conditions apply), entry and camping fees apply. Bookings are essential for powered camp sites.
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Singleton Historical Society and Museum Inc

Burdekin Park, Bourke Street, Singleton NSW 2330

The main Singleton Historical Museum is based within the old Council Chambers (formerly lock-up cells) built in 1874, within the picturesque Burdekin Park. Steeped in history, this Georgian style building with mid-Victorian portico was originally built as a gaol. The Singleton Historical Society was granted the use of the former municipal council building in 1963, and the building is now home to the extensive Historical Museum. From a manual hand driven ambulance, to furniture, farm machinery and kitchenware, the museum has something for everyone.

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Singleton Heritage Walk

88 George Street, Singleton NSW 2330
Singleton is a delightful mix of history, country hospitality and modern sophistication. The town boasts beautiful gardens, historical and cultural sites, vineyards and modern wineries. The Heritage Walk lets you explore all this at your own pace. A gentle stroll along George Street will lead you to a collection of proud historic buildings that stand to tell the tale of the rich heritage the Singleton region has to offer. Look out for the State Heritage Listed Ewbank and the Post Office.
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Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent

30 Queen Street, Singleton NSW 2330
The Singleton Sisters of Mercy Convent is the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Mercy in the Hunter Valley with a resident community. Since 1995, the convent has become known as a beautiful and unique 'living heritage site', open for guided tours, concerts, weddings, workshops, room hire and other activities, under the name of 'Sacred Spaces'. The convent is set in spacious gardens, creating a unique atmosphere of peace. Gracious buildings date from the mid nineteenth century, and display remarkable architectural beauty. Guided tours tell the story of the Sisters and the convent, while the magnificent Sisters' Chapel is particularly suited to weddings and concerts. The gardens are also available for photos, and rooms and spaces within the building are available for hire. The spaces are also ideal for groups wanting quiet times for spiritual activities. Do not underestimate this site. It will surprise and delight you.
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Singleton Sundial

Rose Point Park, Ryan Avenue, Singleton NSW 2330
To the Singleton Community the Sundial represents its bicentennial celebrations; it was the major feature of the Bicentennial Riverside Park Project. The sundial formed a gateway to the Hunter River, picnic areas and recreational and sporting facilities also developed in the 1988 Bicentennial project. Construction of the Sundial was financed by Lemington Coal Mine, a State Bicentennial Grant and generous contributions from mining, industry and community groups within and around Singleton. It stands as a visible link between the old and the new - an ancient method of time telling set in the midst of the new development in Singleton. Monolithic Sundial weighing 30 tonnes, set near the Hunter River, is the gateway to the largest sporting area in the region.
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Australian Army Infantry Museum

Australian Army Infantry Museum, Hamilton VC Drive, Singleton NSW 2330
The museum serves as a mirror to the Infantry Corps. It is a place where young soldiers can learn about the history behind the names they are familiar with from high school or perhaps about the military service of a family member. Gallipoli, Passchendaele, Kokoda and Long Tan are all bought to life along with less familiar campaigns like the NSW Marine Light Infantry deployment to Peking in 1900. The display space is divided into two main areas. The lower floor features exhibitions on the history of operations, from the Sudan in 1885 through to our current deployment in Afghanistan today and the mezzanine level features the 'tools of the trade', that is, the small arms and their associated training aids, how they have changed and developed and how these changes have influenced the tactics, techniques and procedures of the Regiments of the Royal Australian Infantry Corps.
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Tours of Sacred Spaces at the Sisters of Mercy Convent

30 Queen Street, Singleton NSW 2330
The Convent of the Sisters of Mercy in Singleton is significant for its size, grandeur, uniqueness and architectural interest, as well as for the historic narrative that the site documents. Although typical of the Australian religious 'Motherhouse' of the nineteenth century, the convent is rare in its remarkable degree of preservation, which endows it with its unique potential for interpretation. In its grounds, buildings and contents, it holds the memory of a way of life for Catholic women that was once quite common, but is now rapidly disappearing - the life of the nun. Heritage tours for groups are taken by trained volunteer guides, and consist of an introductory film followed by a walking tour taking in the heritage room, museum, convent, chapel, chancel and gardens and, if time permits, the Sisters' historic cemetery. Morning or afternoon tea and lunch can also be arranged...