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Scone

The charming country town of Scone is nestled in the Upper Hunter Valley and is known as the horse capital of Australia. Scone is home to more than 70 horse studs, an award-winning racecourse and local vineyards. Enjoy wine tastings at Tyrell's, Birnam Wood and Winbourne Wines.

Enjoy the Scone Horse Festival in May with more than 10 days of rodeos, street parades and stock sales. Admire the town's historic streets and buildings including the old jail, courthouse and parks. Or explore the nearby national parks including the World Heritage listed Barrington Tops or the largest Upper Hunter waterway of Lake Glenbawn.

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Scone: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Scone Golf Club


Scone Golf Club is located in the Upper Hunter Valley of NSW, two hours drive north of Newcastle on the New England Highway, and three hours from Sydney.

The friendly club provides golf for members and visitors, and a multitude of attractions in the licensed premises. Sited at White Park and within the town limits, the club has views over the surrounding hills.

Scone Golf Club offers a bistro, auditorium, lounge, gaming and TAB areas, an outdoor children's secure area and outdoor deck. Families are welcome. The nine hole golf course is well maintained and provides a challenging game of golf for all standards. The club has strong links with other local sporting associations and with the Scone and District community.

Drop in for a game, a meal or refreshments soon, or contact the Manager for wedding or function arrangements.




Scone Golf,
Aberdeen Street
Scone, NSW, 2337

Located 0.8K from Scone

Aberdeen Golf Club


Aberdeen Golf Course is a nine hole (18 tee) course set on the banks of the Hunter River in Aberdeen NSW.

The par 70 course provides a good challenge to all levels of golfer. Although some holes are quite short in distance, the challenge is provided by smaller than average greens which are long and narrow meaning supreme accuracy is required with approaches. The slicing golfer is slightly disadvantaged compared to straighter or hooking hitters as hazards or out-of-bounds fences line every fairway on the right hand side. A CCR of 66 is a reasonable assessment of the course but golfers new to the course do have trouble with the narrow greens on some holes especially the opening two holes.

No tee times are required. Just turn up on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday and be greeted by friendly Aberdeen members who are glad to show you around.




Jefferson Park
Aberdeen, NSW, 2336

Located 12.3K from Scone

Muswellbrook Heritage Walk


Muswellbrook Heritage Walk is approximately 4.5 kilometres long and may be commenced from M.M. Hyndes Bailey and Co Surveyors, 208 Bridge Street, or the Railway Station, Market Street.

You can start and stop at any point and pick up again at another time where you left off. Fine old buildings dating back to the mid-1800s, grand residences, community precincts - testimony to the good times and hard times; all of great importance to the development of Muswellbrook - roads, rail, bureaucracy, arts and culture, entertainment, business and community.

A copy of the Muswellbrook Heritage Town Walk can be downloaded from the web or a copy can be obtained from Muswellbrook Visitor Information Centre.

A map is available with each site shown on the map and numbered.




Muswellbrook Visitor Information Centre,
87 Hill Street
Muswellbrook, NSW, 2333

Located 23.5K from Scone

Scone: Events

Emirates Park Scone Cup Carnival


The biggest country racing carnival in Australia boasts over AUD2 million in prize money over the two days with stand-alone metropolitan status.

Featuring the Dark Jewel Classic (Group Three), Emirates Park Scone Cup (L), four other listed races as well as the Inglis Three Year Old Guineas (RL).

The racing is extraordinary and the Fashions On The Field competition is very strong with fabulous prizes. It is the racing carnival with action for everyone. Terrific marquee packages are available so the day can be enjoyed in comfort and style. Make Scone your destination in May.




434 Bunnan Road
Scone, NSW, 2337

Located 4.0K from Scone

Scone Horse Trials


Since 1979 the Scone Horse Trials Inc. committee have hosted the Olympic Equestrian sport of Eventing at Broomfield near Scone. Two events are staged each year, in spring and autumn. In 2016, 2017 and 2018 the NSW State Eventing Championships will be conducted at the March Event. With a strong group of sponsors headed by the region's thoroughbred breeders, a stunning and challenging cross country course and recent innovations such as the spectator friendly Twilight Showjumping, the Scone Horse Trials have gone from strength to strength. The March event is now one of the most popular events on the National calender with over 500 local, NSW and inter-state competitors regularly attending.




Gundy - Nundle Road,
Gundy,
Scone
Scone, NSW, 2337

Located 16.2K from Scone

Scone: Travel Tips

Scone Visitor Information and Horse Centre


Scone - located two hours north of Newcastle; known as the Horse Capital of Australia, it is surrounded by magnificent world renowned thoroughbred horse studs. Scone has a great deal to offer its tourists, with its diverse and unusual attractions which cater to all interests. Brochures and further information can be obtained from the Scone Visitor Information and Horse Centre.

Call in to the centre for information on the local area from their friendly staff. Souvenirs, local produce and products and other merchandise are also available for purchase.




Kelly Street,
Corner of Susan Street
Scone, NSW, 2337

Located 0.5K from Scone

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