Nursery rhymes come alive in the Hunter Valley Gardens.

A dry week in the Hunter

Without approaching a cellar door, John Huxley discovers the region's sober side: old stories and natural beauty.

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Hotel Maitland

Maitland - Places to See

Maitland
Interesting rural centre in the heart of the Yorke Peninsula
Located 168 km west of Adelaide via the Princes Highway and 164 km south of Port Pirie, Maitland is one of the few inland towns on the Yorke Peninsula which looks as though it will survive the dramatic changes which have occurred over the past decade. The Peninsula has become a popular holiday seaside destination and the wheat and sheep which traditionally drove the economy of the area has become more marginalised. Consequently the towns which operated as service centres to the local farm community have become small and less important. Still Maitland persists. It is a small and charming town with flower beds in the wide main street.

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View of the Devils Hole from lookout at Barrington Tops National Park

Dungog - Places to See

Dungog
Particularly beautiful and unusual country town
Dungog is a moderate-sized Australian country town with a typically wide main street. It is located in a valley surrounded by rolling hills adjacent the Williams River, 228 km north of Sydney, 74 km north of Newcastle and 61 m above sea-level. With a current population of 2500 it is essentially a cattle-raising, dairying and timber town and a service centre for the surrounding area. It is a base for an exploration of the fine countryside to the north, where you will find Chichester Dam, state forests and Barrington Tops National Park. These are ideal places for bushwalking, scenic drives, swimming, photography, horseriding, cycling, camping, trail bike riding and canoeing.

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