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Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia

1 Wetlands Place, Shortland NSW 2307

The story of the Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is nothing less than inspirational.

Until the mid 1980s this vibrant wetland refuge was a dump in every sense of the word!  Over the previous century, the massive Hunter estuary wetland system known as Hexham Swamp had been progressively filled for rubbish, railways and recreation, leaving only fragmented patches of remnant wetlands across the estuary. A significant patch of wetland in Shortland was converted to football fields and a clubhouse. This one-time home ground of the Hamilton Rugby Club was to become the eventual site of the Hunter Wetlands Centre.

Today, Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia is a vibrant wetland ecosystem bursting with life. The site is regarded as a wetland of national and international importance and the centre enjoys a growing reputation for excellence in wetland conservation, education and ecotourism.

This remarkable transformation was due to the determination and persistence of the local community and some far-sighted organisations, who have joined forces to protect and restore this remarkable wetland for the benefit of all who depend on it… and those who simply enjoy it!.

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All Australian Journeys

3 Woodford Place, Thornton NSW 2322
All Australian Journeys is a family owned award winning coach and guided tour travelling organisation that has operated for over 20 years. You can travel with All Australian Journeys all over Australia and internationally, guests are typically over 50 years and enjoy activities such as bushwalking, swimming and other special events. All Australian Journeys has a huge diversity of tours with something for everyone, tours are all inclusive and fully guided so you focus on creating unforgettable memories and making new friends. All Australian Journeys is owned by Robert and Jenny Aitchison; 'Robert's Famous Homemade Morning Teas' are a highlight of their Australian tours. The company was the first national coach tour operator in Australia to carbon offset all emissions. All Australian Journeys is a fully licensed travel agency and can take care of all your travelling requirements.
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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.
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Mortels Sheepskin Factory

1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton NSW 2322
In the early 1700s, the Mortel family began hand crafting footwear in the Netherlands. During these early years special skills and techniques were developed to ensure Mortel products became greatly sought after and respected throughout the country. Frank Mortel (master shoe craftsman) and wife Rita emigrated from the Netherlands in 1956 bringing with them the trade of shoe crafting. Today, the same skills and dedication are exercised by the Mortel factory in the manufacture of an exciting range of premium quality sheepskin products. Mortels Sheepskin Factory is an Australian owned family business located in the Hunter Region. Mortels sheepskins are specially selected from only Australian bred sheep, and then tanned by Australian tanneries before being handcrafted into a Mortel product. Only Mortels Australian sheepskin products combine first quality Australian sheepskins with over 150 years of master crafting. Feel the difference... experience the difference!

Hunter Region Botanic Gardens

2100 Pacific Highway, Heatherbrae NSW 2324
The Hunter's only Botanic Gardens feature more than 30 hectares of tranquil landscaped gardens displaying the beauty and diversity of Australian native flora. There are more than 3,000 living specimens in a natural bush setting with eight kilometres of easy tracks and trails. Theme gardens include natives (grevillea, acacia, hakeas, ferns) and exotics (orchids, bromeliads and an amazing succulent and cacti garden). The result of community initiative and run by volunteers, the gardens also protects 140 hectares of land in the Tomago sand beds catchment area, including two wetland habitats. Plants are cultivated for sale. There is a visitor centre with a cafe and gift shop. There are also a library, herbarium, wildflower walks/trails and an abundance of wildlife.
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Hunter Wetlands Centre

Off the round-about, 412 Sandgate Road, Shortland NSW 2307
The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a conservation sanctuary, with over 200 wildlife species identified on site. Located on 45 hectares of internationally significant wetlands under the Ramsar agreement, it is the perfect nature-based tourism destination to explore, discover and relax and is only 10 minutes from Newcastle central business district, in the Hunter Region of New South Wales. The Hunter Wetlands Centre offers a range of activities for people of all ages ranging from wildlife, walking trails and guided tours, canoeing, segway tours, dip netting, feeding talks, bird watching, events, children's discovery playground and much more. The Hunter Wetlands Centre is a self-funded community owned, not for profit organisation. It is and accredited Visitor Information Centre.

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....

Xtreme Go Karts

11 Hartley Drive, Thornton NSW 2322
Xtreme Go Karts at Thornton near Maitland is unique and as soon as you walk in the difference is apparent, with up to 220 metres of race track, a Corporate Box overlooking the track and a live scoring system. Xtreme Indoor Go Kart racing uses the best barriers/railing system for your safety as well as professionally trained track flag marshals. For those who love the challenge of breaking a new record they also offer a racing league. Birthday Packages, Work Social Events and Weekly School Sports Programs are also available....

Mortels Sheepskin Factory

1 Weakleys Drive, Thornton NSW 2322
Since 1958, the Mortel family have been making sheepskin products. You can now visit Mortels purpose built facility for a fully guided factory tour. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a fully operational manufacturing plant. Watch and learn how their famous UGG boots are made. The tour finishes in store where the very product you have watched being made can be purchased. In addition to the tour you can enjoy coffee, sweets or lunch by their award winning chef at the Café and Gift Gallery and complete your visit by stepping into The Sheep's Back Museum to enjoy the history of the UGG boot and culturally significant stories through the history of sheepskin manufacturing and wool raising throughout Australia. Mortels Sheepskin Factory are proud to be the home of The Big UGG Boots - Australia's iconic UGGs are now a significant landmark that offers a prime photo opportunity! ...

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. ...

Able DJs

6 Warkworth St, Maryland NSW 2287

Thornton Shopping Centre

Cnr Taylor Ave & Thomas Coke Dr, Thornton NSW 2322