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Rutherford

Rutherford is a rapidly expanding suburb that has a multitude of facilities and services for both guests and residents. It is a thriving hub of industrial estates, shopping centres as well as community and sporting facilities. Stay at easily accessible accommodation on the New England Highway. The Maitland Airport, located just west of Rutherford provides thrill seekers the chance to jump out of an aeroplane or embark on an aerobatic flight. Entertain the kids with a game of ten pin bowling or sit back and relax while the kids play with a choice of eateries that provide a kids playroom.

Rutherford: Where To Go / Sightseeing

GravityX Indoor Trampoline Park


GravityX is a locally owned and managed business, established in 2015. They are passionate about providing a friendly, unique atmosphere which encourages fun and exercise through trampolining. Their new park, based in Rutherford NSW, caters to jumpers across a wide range of ages and abilities - because they believe that trampolining should be a fun activity, for all the family.

GravityX has Australia's biggest Big Air Bag. Their Big Air Bag offers a safer, more hygienic alternative to a foam pit, without sacrificing any of the fun. The Big Air Bag eliminates health, hygiene and safety issues. No more fretting about foam dust, fire hazards or health risks from the harmful toxins found in foam cubes. The Big Air Bag can also facilitate simultaneous landings, without any concerns about a catapulting effect. With the Big Air Bag, you get all of the fun without any of the worry.




GravityX ,
18 Bradmill Avenue
Rutherford, NSW, 2320

Located 2.4K from Rutherford

Walka Recreation and Wildlife Reserve


Walka Water Works, as well as being a popular picnic and recreation area in the Maitland district, is also steeped in history that gives it a special place in the Lower Hunter's heritage.
The complex features its pumphouse with striking chimney and ornate brickwork and is one of the largest and most intact 19th Century industrial complexes in the Hunter Valley. The large lake area with over 300 species of birdlife and walking trails surround the lake.

Picnic and barbeque facilities are available and there is a children's playground area at the old pumping station built in 1887. The area is also available for outdoor weddings and functions.




55 Scobies Lane
Oakhampton, NSW, 2320

Located 2.5K from Rutherford

The Museum of Clothing


Nell Pyle, OAM, with the support of the community of Maitland, established the Australian Museum of Clothing and Textiles in 2005. Nell's express wish was for the collection to be available to the public. This collection has continued to grow over the years with interesting community donations, some of which have state, national or worldwide importance and covers clothing and accessories, textiles and related items.

The Museum of Clothing (formerly AMCAT) is a charitable organisation, which is supported by donations, grants and memberships, with the help of volunteers to manage the collection. There are over five thousand items in the collection, each of which has to be processed and stored.






Church Street,
Brough House,
6 - 18 John Street
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 3.0K from Rutherford

The Levee Central Maitland


You're welcome at The Levee Central Maitland, the region's newest lifestyle precinct.

The heart of Maitland is changing and The Levee Shared Zone is now open. Drive through the precinct, browse through a mix of independent and national retail stores, stop for lunch or grab a coffee with friends.

Whether you are running errands, catching up with friends or embarking on a day of shopping, at The Levee you will find quirky keepsakes, retro goodies, homewares, artwork and fashions. You'll find a growing cafe culture and diverse choice of restaurants, small bars and hotels, which make eating and drinking at The Levee largely accessible and affordable.

Discover the old, the new, the river, the city.

The Life... The Style... The Levee.




High Street
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 3.4K from Rutherford

Rutherford: Events

Aroma Coffee and Chocolate Festival


The Aroma Festival is a coffee and chocolate affair that aims to ward off the winter chill with the best local coffee roasters, a delectable range of chocolates and much more.

Come along to Maitland and enjoy wines, desserts, local cuisine and fresh produce through exhibitors, demonstrations and displays. This year will see the return of a host of popular features and events, including coffee roasters, market stalls, children's activities, and live entertainment.

A special pop-up of the Art Bazaar at the Levee will take place on the Saturday.


Event Dates
2018
      12th Aug
      13th Aug


St Andrews Street
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 2.7K from Rutherford

Maitland Taste


Taste the difference, at the Maitland Taste Festival. Talk to the specialists in home grown produce for inspiration in your own garden, see local chefs create tempting dishes to excite your appetite, and taste the unique flavours of the Hunter.

At Maitland Taste enjoy a host of entertainment and activities for all ages including cooking demonstrations featuring celebrated Hunter chefs, indulge in the sparkling and seafood lane, and don't miss the cheese and beer tastings on offer.

Local Hunter restaurants will offer up the best the region has to offer, along with a multitude of market stalls throughout The Levee - laden with gourmet goodies, fresh local produce, artisan cheeses, delectable desserts, and fresh roasted coffee.

The festival will be featuring musicians performing over the weekend with artists and timetables to be announced soon.

Entry to the festival is free. For more information please contact the Maitland Visitor Information Centre.


Event Dates
2018
      10th Mar
      11th Mar


High Street,
The Levee
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 3.1K from Rutherford

Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest


The Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest is one of Australia's premier festivals of steam. This year will welcome visitors from far and wide to experience all things steam.

Don't miss specialty steam train rides, vintage diesel rides, market stalls, road steam, mini steam train rides, face painting, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences displays (previously known as the Powerhouse Museum), live entertainment and kid's activities.


Event Dates
2018
      14th Apr
      15th Apr


Church Street,
Maitland Station Precinct and Hunter Valley Surrounds
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 3.3K from Rutherford

Riverlights Multicultural Festival


Riverlights Multicultural Festival will return to Central Maitland this February for whats becoming the most exciting community event in the Hunter Valley.

Celebrating diversity through food, music, dance and interactive experiences, Riverlights transforms Central Maitland into a global village. Visitors can see, taste, feel and experience the different cultures being demonstrated.

The program will include a range of activities such as live music, dancing, language classes, lantern making and cooking demonstrations.

Riverlights really shines at night, with spectacular fire shows, a festival lantern parade and the iconic paper lantern flotilla, where hundreds of paper lanterns are floated down the Hunter River, a truly memorable spectacle.

Riverlights is a family friendly, alcohol free, community event, held in The Levee, Central Maitland.


Event Dates
2018
      10th Feb


High Street
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 3.5K from Rutherford

Slow Food Earth Market Maitland


The Slow Food Earth Market Maitland is open to the public and operates on the first and third Thursdays of each month featuring Good Clean and Fair farmers and producers who will sell local, seasonal produce from 1pm - 6pm in The levee located in the center of Maitland, New South Wales.

The Slow Food Earth Maitland is a first in Australia and is the 60th Earth market in the Global network that is part of the work of Slow Food. Slow Food is a global grassroots organisations that work to protect food biodiversity and believes in the philosophy of Good Clean and Fair food for all.
The Earth market brings together farmers from the local region and helps to build capacity and encourage young farmers to grow food and supply the community to ensure food security and for good health.

Maitland is situated on the Hunter River and is easily accessible from Newcastle and Sydney (approximately 1.5 hours by car) and is connected by rail and bus services. It is the gateway to the famous wine grown region situated 40 minutes from Maitland.


Event Dates
2017
      30th Nov
      14th Dec
      28th Dec
2018
      11th Jan
      25th Jan
      8th Feb
      22nd Feb
      8th Mar
      22nd Mar
      5th Apr
      19th Apr
      3rd May
      17th May
      31st May
      14th Jun
      28th Jun
      12th Jul
      26th Jul
      9th Aug
      23rd Aug
      6th Sep


High Street
Maitland, NSW, 2320

Located 3.5K from Rutherford

Rutherford: Travel Tips

Maitland City Motel - Visitors Centre


Maitland City Motel - Visitors Centre provides a range of information for the tourist and traveller alike, including maps of the town and region, information on local and regional attractions, assistance with accommodation and other services as required, such as dining options, walks and directions, and places to go and see for the single person or the family.




258 New England Highway
Rutherford, NSW, 2320

Located 0.6K from Rutherford

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