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Things to Do in Maitland

Life in a Historic and Charming Place: 5 Things to Do in Maitland This Weekend

If you’re dreaming of leaving the hustle and bustle of Sydney life behind for a weekend, there’s no better place to escape to than beautiful Maitland. 

Whether you’re planning a couple’s getaway or a family road trip, come along with us as we present our 5 favourite things to do in Maitland. Stay tuned because we’ll also tell you how you can stay in the most beautiful heritage accommodation.

Life in a Historic and Charming Place 5 Things to Do in Maitland This Weekend

Attend a Sourdough Baking Class

Imagine attending a fun-filled sourdough baking class at the Historic Arnott Bakehouse. You’ll bake sourdough bread in the very spot where William Arnott founded Arnott’s Biscuits in the 1860s, led by one of his descendants who also happens to be a master baker. 

Not only will you learn a new skill in an iconic location, but you’ll come away with the skills to make delicious bread to enjoy later.

Things to Do in Maitland

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Visit Maitland Gaol

No list of things to do in Maitland would be complete without stepping into the past and “serving time” at Maitland Gaol, a key attraction in the Hunter region of Australia. Learn about the facility’s history, infamous prisoners, and daring escapes through a world-class self-guided audio tour available 7 days a week. 

Additionally, themed guided day tours and torchlight tours are regularly offered, providing a unique and immersive experience for visitors.

Things to Do in Maitland

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Challenge Yourself to an Escape Room

Experience the thrill of a jailbreak firsthand at the Get Out Escape Room located at the Maitland Gaol site. In “Jail Breakout,” players are tasked with finding clues to escape before the warden arrives to take them to their execution in 45 minutes. A minimum of 4 players is required to play the escape room.

Things to do in Maitland

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See the Big Ugg Boots for Yourself

It would simply be un-Australian to pass up the opportunity to see the Big anything, making this a worthy entry on our list of things to do in Maitland. Join a fully guided tour of the UGG factory (Monday to Friday at 11 am) to gain insights into the production process and learn how UGGs are made. 

The Sheep’s Back Museum showcases the rich history of the sheepskin industry in an interactive way. Mortels offers a wide range of sheepskin and Australiana products, and visitors can enjoy delicious food and coffee in the cafe and gift gallery.

Things to do in Maitland

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Engage in Some Friendly Fire

Experience the most immersive live-action games at Battlezone Playlive Laser Tag in Maitland Gaol. The ultimate urban military simulation offers cell-to-cell laser tag combat, long-range sniping opportunities, and a wide range of digital weaponry for action-packed fun and challenging gameplay. 

Things to do in Maitland

After you’ve checked a few of these things to do in Maitland off your list, you’ll be in need of a place to rest your head…

When the day is done and you’ve had your fill of excitement, you’re going to need a place to relax and enjoy your delicious sourdough before turning in for the night. 

Enter the Historic Arnott Bakehouse, where you can stay in rooms themed in the style of classic Arnott’s biscuits. Will you go for the Family Assorted and book the whole property, or the Monte Carlo Penthouse,  the VoVo Suite, or the SAO Studio

We also offer a Loft Studio in East Maitland, as well as the stunning Fieldsend Cottage if that’s more your vibe.

Like the Arnott’s biscuits range, there is something for everyone. If you have any questions or you’d like to enquire about a booking, please feel free to reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you.

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