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Kurri Kurri

For seventy years, Kurri Kurri was the heart of the Hunter coalfields. The work of the early miners was notoriously insecure and for a long time the community reflected the transient nature of this occupation. Mining left the Kurri Kurri community in the late 1960's. The town has reinvented itself with shopping centre improvements and several new sub-divisions have been established, with many fine modern homes, contrasting but complimenting the simple charm of miner's cottages in the earlier sections of the town. With the introduction of the Town Mural project in 2002, the communitu is now attracting increased tourism. There are now 44 murals located throughout the town promoting the heritage of the community. This project is attracting increased visitation from Australia and overseas tourist and is now recognised as one of the world mural towns. Kurri Kurri also has several historical attractions, including churches, galleries and the Kurri Kurri Cemetery which includes mining monuments that honour those who were killed working in the mines.

Kurri Kurri: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Heddon Greta Drive In


Enjoy the latest movie releases in the outdoor ambiance of Heddon Greta Drive In.

You will need an FM car radio or a portable FM radio with reliable batteries in order to hear the sound.

If you wish to sit outside your car, remember to bring a "portable" FM radio. Bring some chairs, bean bags or blankets for your comfort if required. Remember to bring some warm clothes, as the night can get chilly at times.

The first four rows are low vehicle areas. 4WD'S, wagons or hatches with raised tail gates, vehicles with roof racks or high aerials and vehicles which staff feel may impede the viewing of others, must park from row five through to row 15.

Remember, if you enjoy the experience recommend the Heddon Greta Drive In to your friends.







Heddon Greta Drive In,
Heddon Street
Heddon Greta, NSW, 2321

Located 3.3K from Kurri Kurri

Richmond Vale Railway Museum


The Richmond Vale Railway Museum is a volunteer non-profit organisation, formed in 1979 with the aim of preserving the Railway and Mining Heritage of J and A Brown and the Hunter Valley.

The museum is located in the old Richmond Main Colliery site, four kilometres south of Kurri Kurri in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales.

The museum runs trains on the first three Sundays of each month and each Sunday during school holidays. Other attractions include a mining museum, mining and rail exhibits outdoors, shady picnic areas, canteen, and souvenir shop.

The museum also offers mid week tours and special night time events.

Steam is the main power but can be substituted without notice with diesels (due to total fire ban days or operational issues).




262 Leggetts Drive
Richmond Vale, NSW, 2323

Located 4.6K from Kurri Kurri

Go Karts Go Hunter Valley


Welcome to Go Karts Go Hunter Valley. The Hunter region's biggest, fastest and most exciting four-stroke go kart hire track with a massive 850 metre long track!
At Go Karts Go Hunter Valley they have the biggest four-stroke outdoor go kart track and the fastest four-stroke karts in the whole of the Hunter Valley region. Their Go Karts are the latest specification RIMO Go karts from Europe and they also have specially designed Junior Go Karts as well as twin seaters. This allows them to cater for people from as young as three years of age right up to 99 years of age!




202 Neath Road
Kearsley, NSW, 2325

Located 7.0K from Kurri Kurri

Kurri Kurri: Events

Kurri Kurri Community Festival


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Kurri Kurri will celebrate its 113th town birthday when it hosts Movies in the Park with the showing of the children's favourite "Despicable Me 2".

This event gets underway in the afternoon with the movie showing at dark. They are encouraging families to have their children dress up for the occasion. Festival organisers will have food, drinks, stalls and fun things happening with entertainment starting mid afternoon performed by local schools, dance schools and martial arts exhibition.

This will be a great free family night's entertainment for the whole family with the movie sponsored by Beyond Bank. All you need to bring with you are seats and blankets to sit on.

Please Note: If it rains on the Saturday evening the movie will be shown at Kurri Kurri Workers Club.




Event Dates
2015
      24th Oct
2016
      24th Oct


Lang Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 0.3K from Kurri Kurri

Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival



The Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is now in its second decade and has established itself as one of the Hunter's premier annual festivals, featuring all things 1950s - rock n roll, cars, music, fashion and dancing.

The three day program of events includes the Show and Shine vintage car display, retro market stalls, talent quests, best dressed competitions, fashion parades, Rock n Roll dancing and plenty of live entertainment in the main street of Kurri and at the local clubs.

Most of the events are free with entry to the various club shows and dance events varying in price. Check out the web site for a program of events and location map.



Event Dates
2016
      18th Mar
      19th Mar
      20th Mar


Lang Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 0.5K from Kurri Kurri

Coal Face Pedal


Kurri Coal Face Pedal takes place in Kurri Kurri in New South Wales, to support the Rescue Helicopter Service.

There are three days of events, including the Mountain Bike Sunset Ride on Friday, and the Road Ride Coal Face Teams Road Challenge on Saturday. Sunday brings the Coal Face Pedal Mountain Bike Rides with family options of five and 10 kilometres, as well as general options of 20 kilometre, 40 kilometre, or 60 kilometre rides.

For details please contact the Westpac Rescue Helicopter on the phone number provided.


Event Dates
2016
      1st Apr
      2nd Apr
      3rd Apr


C/- Station Hotel,
Victoria Street,
Corner Coronation Street
Kurri Kurri, NSW, 2327

Located 0.7K from Kurri Kurri

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars Maitland


Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is coming to a town near you!

Come along for a fantastic afternoon of family-friendly entertainment, with the big screen lighting up at sundown.

For further details please visit the web site or their facebook page.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Feb


Maitland Park
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 10.7K from Kurri Kurri

Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show


The Hunter Valley Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat show held at Maitland Showground.

Its the Hunter Valley's number one outdoor event with over 200 exhibits, 4WD Display, Camp oven cooking, Fishing Show, Reptile Awareness Show and the Freestyle Bike Show!

Its a day for the whole family!




Event Dates
2016
      27th May
      28th May
      29th May


Blomfield Street
Maitland Shortbreak, NSW, 2320

Located 10.9K from Kurri Kurri

Australia Day Maitland


*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Celebrate Australia Day with free entry to Maitland Pool, a free barbecue breakfast, free face painting, miniature pony rides, trackless train rides, novelty races, thong throwing competition (six competition categories), and free amusements.

The Official Australia Day Ceremony includes a Citizenship Ceremony and Citizen of the Year awards.

Entertainment all day.

Australia Day Ambassador 2016 is Captain Allison Norris.


Event Dates
2016
      26th Jan
2017
      26th Jan


Elgin Street
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 10.9K from Kurri Kurri

Hunter Valley Field Day


The newest event to hit the Hunter Valley - don't miss this new and exciting event for the Hunter Valley area.

Hunter Valley Field Days will have a great range of products on display for you to come and check out over three huge days!


Event Dates
2016
      18th Mar
      19th Mar
      20th Mar


Blomfield Street
Maitland Shortbreak, NSW, 2320

Located 10.9K from Kurri Kurri

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