Scone in the Heart of the Upper Hunter Valley
Stay a while and enjoy our hospitality and all that the Valley has to offer. Scone is located in what many believe is the most beautiful part of the Hunter Valley and is the perfect base to explore our attractions.
A full calendar of Sporting and Cultural Events
- Scone Race Club : Thoroughbred Racing every month
- Aberdeen Highland Games: first Saturday in July
- Scone Films : regular screenings, festival in September
- Scone Writers Festival : long weekend in October
- Stallion Parade : Studs open their gates on a weekend in August
The Township of Scone
- Elizabeth Park and Gabriel Sterk's Sculpture of the Mare and Foal
- The Heritage Walk around Scone
- The Scone Historical Museum - Open Wednesday and Sundays
- Pay's Flying Museum - the largest collection of actual flying Warbirds in Australia, including the only flying Spitfire in the country. This is a private collection and prior appointment must be made.
- The Australian Stock Horse Society Heritage Centre, Guernsey Street, Scone. A history of the stock horse in Australia.
- Scone Racecourse (on Merriwa Road)
The Wonders of Nature
- Lake Glenbawn. This lake built as a dam, holds twice the water of Sydney Harbour and is one of New South Wales best fresh water fishing spots. Watch out for historic Allan Bridge - said to be one of the few remaining suspension Bridges left in NSW. It is on the Allan Bridge Road near Lake Glenbawn at the Pages River crossing
- Burning Mountain Nature Reserve. A unique underground burning coal seam 20km north of Scone estimated to have been burning at least 5,500 years. Take the walking trail from the picnic area
- Barrington Tops National Park. There are many walking tracks and lookouts, and the variations in altitude mean that you can see subtropical rainforest and snow gums all in a days walk
- The Man in the Mountain. This is the face of an aboriginal man in the cliff face looking towards the Wingen Maid. The Man in the Mountain is located at the northern end of Dry Creek Road and is clearly visible from the road
- The Stone Woman of Wingen. Known as the Wingen Maid it is the southern face of a mountain spur with the upper part of the cliff resembling the outline of a seated woman holding a small bunch of flowers to her breast. To see her, travel north on the New England Highway. Drive just past the intersection of Cressfield Road and the New England Highway, and pull off the road and look. Her formation is unmistakable
- The Washpools Picnic Area, follow Middlebrook Road
Enjoy some sport and recreation in our fresh clean air.
- Golf Club Scone
- Fishing and boating at Lake Glenbawn
- Walks and hikes in the nearby Scone Mountain National Park
- Horse Riding Lessons
- Two Rivers Winery & Chateau
- Belltrees Historic Homestead. Historic homestead, shearing shed, museum, chapel & stables. Caters to tour groups by prior arrangement only.
- Middlebrook Station. A working property with displays in shearing, mustering and true country feeling. Caters to groups larger than 10 for morning and afternoon teas, lunch or by special arrangement, dinner. By appointment only.
- Scenic Drives - Upper Hunter