A delightful rural town in the Hunter Valley wine region, Singleton is on the banks of the beautiful Hunter River and has a rich collection of colonial buildings to explore. The town is also close to Lake St Clair, a popular waterway for fishing, swimming, sailing and waterskiing.
A little over two hours’ drive from Sydney and an hour from Newcastle Airport, you’ll find country charm, city conveniences and special events in Singleton. Trains from Sydney also stop here too. Places to stay suit various budgets, from rural retreats to motels, hotels, caravan parks and camping.
Pick up a Singleton Heritage Walk brochure from the visitor information centre and begin your adventure at picturesque Burdekin Park, where the main Singleton Historical Museum is located. Amble along George Street and stop for a cool drink and lunch at a traditional country pub.
The Australian Army Infantry Museum has a fascinating military collection, from colonial armies to the deployment in Afghanistan. Under the command of the Army History Unit, the museum is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday, except on public holidays.
You’ll find many things to do and see near Singleton. Join James' Hunter Valley Wine and Vineyard Tours and enjoy wine tasting at cellar doors in Australia’s oldest wine region. A scenic drive northwest will take you to Hollydene Estate Wines and Vines Restaurant, near Jerry Plains. For a bird’s-eye view of the vineyards, join Skydive the Hunter Valley for thrilling tandem skydiving.
Explore trails on horseback with Chapman Valley Horse Riding, southwest of Singleton in enchanting Howes Valley. The valley is surrounded by World Heritage-listed Yengo and Wollemi National Parks. Natural Adventures Australia offers guided bushwalking tours of these national parks and the World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops, northeast of Singleton in the Upper Hunter.
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