Maitland, New South Wales is a city to behold. Beautiful views, diverse cultures and fascinating architectural structures provide amazing sites for sightseers. Here are eight places you should visit in Maitland.
1. The Maitland Golf Club
The Golf Club, which is only a 10-minute drive from Maitland, offers a lively 18-hole championship golf course. You can play golf, treat yourself to wonderful la carte dining or visit the fully stocked pro-shop and buy yourself something nice. Every month, the club offers free live entertainment for its patrons. Since it is family friendly, you can bring your kids.
2. St. Peters Anglican Church
The church, which is in East Maitland, is one of the oldest in Australia. Despite its unfinished state, it is among the finest churches in New South Wales. Its construction began in 1884, and it was dedicated in 1886.
The church is built in a decorated gothic style and contains numerous beautiful and artistic furnishings.
3. Maitland Market
The Maitland Market is held on the first Sunday of every month from 8 am to 2 pm, except in January. It is one of the most interesting Maitland activities. It displays the best homemade home grown and home baked products, musicians, artisans, gourmet food and the finest crafts ever made. The market has over 600 stalls and represents Maitland’s cultural and artistic diversity.
Aerohunter gives you your only chance to fly in a rare Australian war bird. You will get the thrill of a lifetime flying in an authentic warbird, flown by an experienced aerobatic pilot.
You can choose to enjoy the sights of the Hunter Valley or a first-hand experience of Top Gun flight tactics like ducking, weaving, twisting and turning in the air. Visiting Aerohunter should be on your list of things to do in Maitland.
5. The East Maitland Heritage Walk
The walk was created by the Maitland Visitors Information Centre and depicts the architectural history of the city of Maitland. The restored buildings date as far back as 1820. You can obtain an informative map of the walk from the Visitors’ Centre in Maitland.
The walk is one of the most interesting and informative Maitland activities you can take part in.
6. Maitland Gaol
The Gaol is over 150 years old. It was previously closed in 1998 but is now open to tourists. You can take an audio tour of the Gaol. If you are brave enough, book a group sleepover night and get a memorable experience of the place at night. Get to feel how prisoners felt during their time at the prison.
7. The Maitland Regional Art Gallery
The gallery comprises over 2800 paintings, sculptures, drawings, limited edition prints and photographs by both Australian and international artists. If you are an art enthusiast, the Maitland Regional Art Gallery is one of the Maitland attractions that suit you.
8. The Museum of Clothing
The Maitland Museum of Clothing and Textiles was established in 2005. The museum houses over 5,000 pieces, which includes clothing, textiles and accessories. The museum is among the must-visit Maitland attractions for fashion enthusiasts.
These are eight of the most interesting things to do in Maitland. If you are ever in or around Maitland, try to visit at least one of these places. You are assured of a memorable experience.