Unique heritage setting to explore…relax…revive
Singleton is situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley, nestled on the banks of the Hunter River it is surrounded by pastures, vineyards and National Parks. Singleton was established in the 1820 as an agricultural hub and retains many of its historic buildings today. These include the original Court House that has been standing since 1841. Today its diversity of resources makes it once of the most progressive and diversified towns in NSW. The discovery of coal in the area has transformed Singleton into the States largest producers of coal, providing a wealth of employment for the towns’ inhabitants.
Singleton is a scenic 2 hour drive from Sydney. There is a daily train service to and from Sydney. Travel time from Newcastle is just over an hour.
If you are in search of relaxation, natural beauty or adventure, then you will discover Singleton is much more than a country town. The intriguing mix of heritage, country charm and modern sophistication combine to make Singleton an idyllic getaway destination for all ages.
As you explore the area you'll discover the friendly locals and the indulgent temptations along the lazy winding roads that carve their way through the landscape of Singleton.
Town walks which lead to the Singleton Historical Museum unearth a hidden historical wealth of treasure. It is also worth taking a stroll through the breath taking Sisters of Mercy Convent Chapel. Military buffs will love scouring the Military history at the Royal Infantry Corps Museum.
Like all great country towns there are local markets and fresh regional produce to sample. Along with a great range of local events held annually in the Singleton area.
Singleton shares a border with the magnificent World Heritage National Parks of Wollemi and Yengo, as well as Mt Royal National Park.
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. There are countless idyllic locations to bask in the fresh country air and enjoy an intimate picnic or family gathering.
You will find Lake St Clair nestled among the undulating hills at the foot of Mount Royal Range approximately 30 minutes north of Singleton. The lake provides a premium outdoor leisure facility. Swimming, sailing, water skiing, camping and fishing are only a few of the popular activities enjoyed on the lake.
To top it off, Singleton is home to a number of educational facilities. These include Public and Denominational schools at both primary and secondary levels, as well as a TAFE Campus and a number of pre-schools.