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Louise Heginbotham4 years ago

Need to get away? We’ve just the place.

Muswellbrook is a beautiful pocket of New South Wales, and is renowned for its coal mining and, more recently, its gourmet food and wine scene. An adorable country town nestled within the Upper Hunter Country region, there is much to see and do in and around Muswellbrook. Whether you want to get away on your own, with someone special or with the whole family, there’s something here for everyone. We’ve found some great places to stay nearby, as well as a quality salon to book in and pamper yourself—you know you want to!

So you’ve decided to escape to the valleys of the beautiful Upper Hunter Country region, and not too sure what to expect. Not only will you see beautiful green plains and rolling hills in the distance, you’ll meet some lovely local people and discover some fantastic hidden gems. We’ve found a great Muswellbrook beauty salon to visit, as well as fantastic accommodation options nearby for a tranquil and relaxing escape to the Muswellbrook Shire.

Are you looking for a budget-friendly place to stay with the kids? If you’re passing through Moonan Flat, stay at this beautiful lodge.

Orchard Lodge

Look out over the amazing scenery, Orchard Lodge - Moonan Flat
Look out over the amazing scenery, Orchard Lodge – Moonan Flat

About an hour’s drive from Muswellbrook sits The Orchard Lodge—the perfect place to stay with your family or a large group of friends. You’ll be surrounded by beautiful apple trees, and nestled in the junction between the Omadale Brook and the Hunter River. There is ample accommodation here, where you’ll easily sleep 36 people—more than enough room for the family! This is the ideal spot to stay if you’re passing through on your way to Muswellbrook. Your fully self-contained room means you’ll have everything you need to relax and enjoy yourself.
Where: Hunter Rd, Moonan Flat, NSW 2337

While you’re there

Why not head over to the Barrington Tops National Park for a beautiful day trip and picnic? The lodge is located just 30 minutes from the park, so you can enjoy a great day exploring with the family.

Driving a recreational vehicle on your trip into the Upper Hunter Country? We have just the place to settle in.

Scone Caravan Park

Cosy cabins, Scone Caravan Park - Scone
Cosy cabins, Scone Caravan Park – Scone

The first park of its kind in Scone since 1965, this unique Muswellbrook accommodation option is a great choice for campers, caravans and really everyone! Putting decades of hard work into bringing this park to life, you’ll immediately see why this has become such a popular destination for travellers. Not only does the Scone Caravan Park offer sites for tent camping, but they also offer ensuite and air-conditioned units, as well as two-bedroom cabins featuring toilets and washing machines.
Where: 50 Kelly St, Scone NSW 2337

While you’re there

Have a wander around the beautifully manicured park grounds and enjoy the view, or gather the family for a barbecue lunch or dinner. Best of all, this park is pet friendly, just be sure to let them know you’re bringing your furry friend when booking!

You’re finally on your way to Muswellbrook, here’s what to do when you get there!


Peaceful Muswellbrook - Muswellbrook
Peaceful Muswellbrook – Muswellbrook

A fantastic little pocket of country living, Muswellbrook offers beauty, nature and attractions all rolled into one adorable town. Whether you’re looking to shop, relax or go for a bushwalk, there is plenty to see and do in this town. Be sure to stop into the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre and take in the country culture.

Are you a local or regular visitor to Muswellbrook? Tell us what you love about this town in the comments below!