Singleton is home to one of the largest sundials in the world.
Located in the heart of the Hunter, visitors are drawn to Singleton for its outstanding beauty. Built on the banks of the Hunter River and flanked by farmland, wine country and world heritage-listed national parks, Singleton embodies a warm welcome that is only found in regional Australia, inspiring you with a sense of discovery and the freedom to explore.
From extreme action to extreme scenery, whatever your sense of adventure, there’s an experience for you in Singleton.
An incredible 40% of Singleton is made up of the world heritage-listed Wollemi, Yengo and Mount Royal National Parks. Explore unspoilt bushland, epic wilderness and bush tracks. Take the road less travelled, cooee from the mountain tops and breathe in the crisp country air. Lock in the thrill by freefalling from 14,000 feet at Skydive Elderslie or take in the picturesque valley from a hot air balloon.
Wander out yonder and you will find the walking and water sports territory that is beautiful Lake St Clair, just 30 minutes from town. During the warmer months, the lake is lined with boats. From dawn till dusk, skiers zig zag their way across the lake, while fishermen try their luck for Bass, Golden perch and Silver perch.
And it’s not just the outdoor enthusiasts who have plenty to do. With an abundance of incredible local produce, our region is a food and wine lover’s paradise. Scenic drives past endless rows of gnarly vines are a given, as are sweeping views of lush farmland with grazing cattle and mobs of kangaroos, best enjoyed over a sundowner as the sun sets behind the rugged Brokenback Range. The pastoral paradise of Hermitage Road is in the heart of the Hunter’s wine country, and the peaceful hamlet of Broke Fordwich is just a 20-minute drive from Pokolbin, offering the largest organic vineyard in the Hunter, a chef-hatted restaurant, sprawling olive groves and award-winning cellar doors.
If the past is more your thing, history buffs will love exploring our historic buildings and landmarks on the Singleton Heritage Walk (pick up a brochure from the Visitor Information Centre and have a wander). Make sure you make your way to Burdekin Park, home to the Singleton Historical Museum. Singleton also has a rich military heritage — The Australian Army Infantry Museum at Lone Pine Barracks is the custodian of Infantry Corps history and is the place to go to learn about Australia’s army deployments to Gallipoli, The Somme, Tobruk, The Kokoda Trail, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
A delightful mix of heritage, country charm and modern sophistication combine to make Singleton a unique destination. With several museums, historic walks and homes, our villages are pockets of vibrancy bursting with culture, heritage and imagination to keep you entertained, relaxed and inspired.
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