Upper Hunter Shire
Striving to provide a quality rural lifestyle, the Upper Hunter has grown to become a leader in regional NSW. Steeped in the history of country NSW, the hills and flats of the shire are the place to be for spectacular festivals and idyllic rural surroundings.
Encompassing the towns of Scone, Aberdeen, Merriwa and Murrurundi and many other small villages, the Upper Hunter Shire covers about 8,100 square kilometers with a population of approximately 14,500 people. Stretching from the rugged mountain ranges in the north to Lake Glenbawn in the east, rolling hills in the south and golden plains in the west, the Upper Hunter Shire is a diverse, scenic and widely growing area.
The Upper Hunter boasts excellent infrastructure, leading health and community services, quality education and a variety of sporting and cultural activities. The thriving economic base is centred on a very wealthy equine and agriculture industry resulting in a buoyant and well serviced retail area. The region is also home to cattle and sheep grazing lands, cereal cropping, wineries and prestigious horse studs.
Upper Hunter Shire at a Glance
Population: 14,500 Area: 8,100 square kilometres
Scone from Sydney 302km
Scone from Brisbane 714km
Upper Hunter Shire - providing a Quality Rural Lifestyle
Fresh Air Fresh Water Fertile Soil Friendly People