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Singleton is a delightful regional town in the Hunter Valley. Around an hour inland from the coast and Newcastle, Singleton is surrounded by national parks, wineries, and fantastic produce. In the city, you will find museums, galleries, shopping and heritage-listed buildings. Singleton is a fantastic stop in your rental car for those looking to enjoy the best of Hunter Valley wine and the national parks. One thing is for sure, during your time in Singleton you won’t be short on activities to do or places to drive to.
Singleton is filled with fantastic architecture, both new and old. See heritage listed buildings such as mansions, museums, galleries and storefronts. The entire town is dotted with these buildings, and with a history stretching back some 200 years, Singleton offers a lot for history buffs and fans of architecture. Walk or drive the streets after picking up a heritage brochure from the information centre. For a small town, there are a lot of attractions packed in, so having a car can help you see the best of Singleton in the time you have. If you don’t have a lot of time in town and want to see the best example of Singleton, George Street is the safest bet, with historic buildings lined on each side. For those with some time to spare, there are a number of sites worth visiting, both in Singleton and beyond.
Singleton has several museums to enjoy. Start off with the Australian Army Infantry Museum, just an 8-minute drive outside town in your rental car. See a large collection of Australian Infantry equipment and artefacts, ranging from state colonial armies to the First World War and modern time. The collection is immaculately displayed in a modern gallery, featuring uniforms to firearms, informative displays and war relics. The exhibition is divided into two sections; the ground floor displays a chronological history of Australian infantry deployment, from Sudan in 1885 to the modern infantry in the Middle East. The Mezzanine focuses on small arms, tactics, techniques and procedures. The site is free entry for Australian Defence Force Members, prices for citizens can be found on the Australian Army Infantry Museum website.
Other sites worth visiting include the Singleton Historical Society, housed in the former old council chambers. At the SHS, you can see a variety of artefacts relating to the history of Singleton and a records room with photographs and documents dating back to the early 1800s. Visit the Library Gallery Space to see artworks from local artists, with the space exclusively reserved for people living in the area.
History and art are best paired with a glass of wine, so once you’re finished enjoying Singleton’s museums, art, and parks, take a drive to one of the many wineries in the Hunter Valley and enjoy cellar door experiences, fantastic food and unique accommodations - just make sure you have a designated driver with you.
New South Wales is jam-packed with stunning national parks, and Singleton and the Hunter Valley are no exception, with a number of national parks within driving distance of Singleton downtown. Singleton is bordered by the Yengo National Park on one side and Barrington Tops National Park on the other. Also in the region are the Wollemi and Goulburn River National Parks. With four stunning national parks right on your doorstep, the choice is yours where to drive to, with incredible walking trails, native Australian flora and fauna and hundreds of animal species calling the parks home. See geological formations that will stay with you forever, drive through or find a camping ground and spend a little longer; the freedom is yours.