A key anchor attraction of the Hunter, Maitland Gaol has a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years. After housing some of Australia\\\\'s most hardened and notorious criminals, Maitland Gaol closed as a Correctional Institution in 1998.
The cell doors have now been swung open, with visitors invited to serve a small amount of time learning about the facility, past prisoners and daring escapes.
Open 7 days, Maitland Gaol offers visitors the opportunity to indulge in a world class self-guided audio tour. Additionally, themed-guided tours and torchlight tours by night are regularly available and are a great way to interpret this unique attraction. Only the brave can battle a group sleepover night.
The Gaol is also burgeoning as a venue of choice for special events.
Ride the unique and beautiful Molly Morgan Range, experiencing the spectacular views of the Hunter Valley Wine Country and Lower Hunter and as far North as Barrington Tops, the northern boundary of the Upper Hunter.
Riding is available every day for the inexperienced (the beginner) and the experienced rider.
These are very popular for marriage proposals, Anniversaries and birthdays.Why not include a delicious picnic basket to celebrate!
Picnic rides are available for couples or for groups
For riders with some experience a personalised ride can take them to the higher ridges and lookouts where you have views of the valley as far as the eye can see, Even on the lower trails you can see most of the valley and wine country to the mountain bounderies, The Hunter Valley is quite large and diverse and its diversity can be captured from Hill Top.
Bookings are required.
For most a tandem skydive is usually a once in a lifetime experience an adventure to mark a milestone, a thrill to let you know you're still alive or perhaps just a bucket list activity. But for owners Jay and Mel it turned out to be much more than that and 15 years on their love for skydiving only keeps growing.
Our playground is 14,000ft above the earth, some people call it a job, but really, when you're having as much fun as we do I'm pretty sure it's no longer classified as a job. We love what we do and we love sharing the experience of skydiving with as many people as we can, which is evident when you meet the crew.
Our team of experienced skydivers are fully accredited with the Australian Parachute Federation (APF) and combined we have over 100 years of skydiving experience. We are a fun loving bunch of professionals who remember that although it may be our 5th skydive for the day, it's your 1st.
Golden Door Elysia Health Retreat and Spa is a place for you to take time to reset your mind and body and gain a wealth of knowledge to create a healthier, happier and more motivated you.
Our all-inclusive health and wellness programs have been developed to motivate change and give you the tools you need for lasting results. Your stay will include everything from informative seminars, a huge range of activities, spa indulgences, relaxation and nutritious, healthy meals.
As leaders in the Health and Wellness industry, the team at Golden Door Health Retreat and Spa, Elysia will help you discover a fresh, new lease on life and a balance of mind, body and spirit to achieve life-long health and wellness.
Located in the beautiful NSW Hunter Valley, Golden Door Health Retreat offers magnificent views of vineyards and the Brokenback mountain range and the opportunity to breathe fresh country air each day. Featuring 74 stylish villas with one, two or three bedrooms, this exceptional property is the only purpose built Destination Health Retreat in Australia.
Golden Door Day Spa
Golden Door Day Spa is a haven of relaxation and healing, located within Golden Door Health Retreat, be indulged with a wide selection of body treatments, massages, facials and healing treatments from our highly specialised therapists and practitioners.
Enjoy a day of pure relaxation combining spa treatments, use of the steam room and spa bath or simply take some well-deserved time out with a book or magazine in our spacious relaxation room.
• 25 metre heated indoor lap pool
• Outdoor exercise pool
• Floodlit Tennis courts
• Indoor activity centre featuring basketball court
• 3 indoor activity studios
• Fully equipped gymnasium
• Cycle Room
• Indoor Basketball Court
• Wellness Centre
• Library where you can hire DVDs, CDs and books to help you unwind in your villa
• Boutique which offers a wide range of active wear, books, CDs, gifts and incidentals you may have forgotten to bring with you
• 26 wet and dry treatment rooms, including a double room to share with a friend or loved one
• Purpose built Vichy shower rooms
• Manicure and pedicure beds
• Separate male and female luxurious change facilities and relaxation lounges
• Separate male and female steam rooms and spa baths
• A spacious relaxation lounge
• Private sun gardens
• Purpose built signature Watsu pool suite.
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!