Suburb Profiles


Picturesque Dungog has a heritage dating back to the early 1800s when it was the Hunter’s centre of logging; the town’s wide main street alive with bullock drays hauling timber to the local mills. The town’s location in the fertile Williams Valley also promoted successful dairying and cattle fattening industries.  With the timber and dairying industries gone, the town has reinvented itself through tourism and Dungog’s location at the foothills of the World Heritage Barrington Tops National Park sees it a popular tourist mecca. Dungog’s central location makes it an ideal day-trip destination from the Hunter’s regional centres, while those coming from further afield have a wealth of quality lodges, B&B and hotel/motel accommodation to choose from. A thriving shopping strip boasts a rich variety of feature shops and services, galleries, restaurants and cafes, while the James Theatre, the oldest continually operating cine...

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The Hunter Valley

Only 2hrs north of Sydney, the Hunter Valley is one of Australia's best known wine and thoroughbred horse-breeding regions and the ideal destination for a day trip, weekend stay or permanent home! With a wealth of activities ranging from wineries, historical towns such as Dungog, Morpeth and Maitland, the breathtaking beauty of the World Heritage Barrington Tops National Park, pristine mid-north coast beaches, rivers, lakes and golf courses to explore, this beautiful region offers something for everyone. Thriving commercial centres of Maitland, Cessnock, Singleton and Newcastle provide a rich economic base for the regional population of over 600,000. Quality schools, hospitals and services abound, while the extensive rail network linking regional towns to Newcastle and Sydney provides ease of movement.

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