Just a couple of hours from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Maitland area offers a serene and enchanting Sydney staycation destination. As you step away from the city’s pace, you’re invited to immerse yourself in the rich symphony of history, culture, and natural beauty that Morpeth and the surrounding Hunter Valley region have to offer.
Dive into history with a sourdough baking class
One of the highlights of your Sydney staycation could be a sourdough baking class right here at the Historic Arnott Bakehouse. Imagine kneading dough in the very spot where the iconic Arnott’s Biscuits legacy began, under the guidance of a descendant of William Arnott himself.
Step back in time at Maitland Gaol
For those intrigued by tales of the past, a visit to Maitland Gaol is a must. Just a short drive from Morpeth, this historic site offers a glimpse into Australia’s penal history. Engage with the self-guided audio tour or participate in one of the themed guided tours to uncover stories of infamous inmates and daring escapes.
Test your wits in an escape room
For an adrenaline-fueled experience, challenge yourself at the Get Out Escape Room within the Maitland Gaol premises. The “Jail Breakout” game promises an immersive adventure where you and your companions race against time to escape, making for an exhilarating addition to your staycation itinerary.
Engage in outdoor adventures
Morpeth and its surrounds offer abundant opportunities for outdoor exploration. Take a leisurely stroll through the historic streets, enjoy a picnic by the picturesque Hunter River, or visit local wineries to indulge in the region’s renowned wine culture.
Or, for those seeking awe-inspiring views, a hot air balloon ride over the Hunter Valley is an unforgettable experience. Each activity allows you to connect with the natural beauty and tranquillity that makes this area the perfect Sydney staycation spot.
We have the very best Sydney staycation spot for you when the day is done
At the birthplace of the iconic Arnott’s brand, the Historic Arnott Bakehouse, our guests are just a short stroll from cafes and restaurants, making it a vibrant yet peaceful location for your getaway. Couples will feel right at home in our Monte Carlo Penthouse, and if you’re bringing the whole family then the Family Assorted is exactly what you need. Reach out to the friendly hosts with any questions, or if you’re ready to dive in, book now.