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Sensational Singleton

Singleton – A Tidy Town

Singleton, discovered in the 1820’s, prides itself on the rich heritage and natural country splendour that is ever present.

The township is the centre of an area of strong farming, mining and military operations, and is dotted with preserved buildings and historic museums that provide a unique insight into life in Singleton at the beginning of the 19th century.

Singleton can boast of being the actual geographic heart of the Hunter Valley. The town centre comprises numerous businesses, convenience stores and country pubs.

Singleton’s central location on the New England Highway makes access easy and convenient and hence the town becomes a popular overnight stopover for travellers from inland New South Wales.

However, if you wish to explore beyond the township of Singleton, you will discover an abundance of rolling hills, farms and pastures, boutique wineries, World Heritage listed National Parks, horse studs and beautiful guesthouses that capture the natural ambience of the Hunter Valley. Rural townships of particular interest include Broke, Bulga and Jerry Plains.

The rich golden hues blanketing the rolling country vista reach out to touch the blue horizon that goes on forever.

A sense of freedom and opportunity are accompanied by spirited adventure. Enjoy a drive down a country road and be reminded of what life is all about.

In search of relaxation, natural beauty or adventure – you’ll discover Singleton is much more than a country town.

The intriguing mix of heritage, country charm and modern sophistication combine to make this an idyllic getaway destination for all ages in search of varied experiences.

Being the geographic heart of the Hunter Valley, Singleton is home to all the pursuits you would expect from this region and a few unexpected surprises to keep you entertained, relaxed or inspired.

Singleton shares a border with magnificent World Heritage National Parks – Wollemi and Yengo, an opportunity to experience nature at it finest. If bushwalking or mountain biking is your thing, you’ll be right at home in the mountain ranges and by the forest edge with the birds, native animals and amazing rock formations.

Guided bushwalking tours ensure you gain access to spectacular sites and trails for the most rewarding experience.

Culinary Delights

Singleton presents a host of culinary delights, featuring the freshest local produce for a premium result. Stay in town, visit the Broke Fordwich area or Hermitage Road, for a special dining experience. The world-class cuisine, elegant restaurants, cafés and coffee shops are must while you in Singleton. 

For something more relaxed, a choice of brasserie, pub style or takeaway is also available and a glass of our wonderful Hunter wine makes any meal a treat.

A Delightful Drop!

The Hunter Valley is best known for its history producing the highest quality wines. You won't be disappointed when sit down to a beautifully prepared entrée served with a crisp, cold glass of Hunter Semillon, or a hearty main meal served with a bold Hunter Shiraz.

Experience small boutique wineries, where you can meet the winemaker or visit one of the large commercial operations, that export wine across the world.

Singleton is renowned for its country hospitality. Friendly faces, quality offerings and a rich blend of personalities make your stay in Singleton an experience to be remembered. There is an accommodation experience waiting for you.
 
Rest assured, in Singleton, you will be looked after as a special guest. The warmth and generosity of Singletons accommodation hosts are legendary.
 
Explore the great outdoors, camping by the river or in the foothills of the mountain ranges. Indulge in the luxury of a heritage Guesthouse or Bed and Breakfast. Be adventurous with bushwalking and outdoor activities at one of the self-contained cottages or eco cabins. 

You can do as much or as little as you like. Fill your day from morning to night, or just sit back, relax and let the world go by!

A sample of great places to stay in Singleton:

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Penny Parsons wrote this article

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