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July 1, 2020
Pronouncing Names of the Upper Hunter: Say it Right!

HOW many times have you been asked if Scone is pronounced “like the thing you eat with jam and cream?” Is it Scone or Sc-own? It’s time we sorted out how to pronounce names of the Upper Hunter once and for all, so we created a video putting our new journalist Taylah to the test. […]

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January 1, 2016
What’s On

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January 1, 2016
Tourism

About Scone Scone is nestled in the beautiful Upper Hunter, approximately 270 km north-west of Sydney, on the New England Highway and has a population of more than 5,500 people. Scone is known as the Horse Capital of Australia. The district is home to the Australian Stockhorse Association, the Hunter thoroughbred breeding industry which is […]

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March 18, 2014
Seasonal Tips

When camping in the Upper Hunter, it is always advisable to consider the season and potential weather hazards. The area is prone to extremely cold weather in Winter and high temperatures in Summer. Winter During Winter, temperatures can drop well below 0 degrees and there is snowfall at the Barrington Tops. Visitors making the trip […]

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March 17, 2014
Licences

Fishing Fishing is a popular camping activity in the Upper Hunter. Lake Glenbawn in known as one of the best freshwater fishing spots in NSW with Bass, Silver and Gold Perch, and Murray Cod. Visitors wanting to fish need to obtain a NSW Fishing Licence. Three day ($7), 1 month ($14), 1 year ($35) and 3 […]

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March 17, 2014
What to Take

When camping around the Upper Hunter, visitors should always think about weather, location, food, availability of water and firewood, and safety. Always take plenty of food and drink, as most camp sites are not located near shops. Drinking water is needed when camping at the Washpools camping area, located in Towarri National Park, Barrington Tops […]

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January 4, 2014
King of the Ranges Stockman’s Challenge

  [tabgarb] tab1=THE CHALLENGE tab2=OTHER EVENTS tab3=TIMETABLE tab4=VENUE & TICKETS [/tabgarb] [tabgarb=tab1] The 80 places in the competition fill fast, with horsemen and women travelling from throughout Australia to compete for the title of King of the Ranges and the $10,000 in prize money: bareback riding obstacle course; shoeing; freestyle event – includes doing a […]

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December 7, 2013
Self-Containted Accommodation

In Scone: Allcroft Guesthouse Scone. NSW. 2337. T: 02 6545 1545 Inn Scone Scone. NSW. 2337. T: 02 6545 3848 Portman House Scone. NSW. 2337. T: 02 6545 9726 Scone Villas Scone. NSW. 2337. T: 0418 463 469 The Cedars Scone. NSW. 2337. M: 0414 184 876 Near Scone: Middlebrook Station Scone. NSW. 2337. 11 […]

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