Holiday Accommodation in Maryville, Hunter Valley Region, NSW, Australia
Maryville is a suburb that is located just outside of the city centre of Newcastle in the Hunter Valley Region in New South Wales, Australia. Tucked away between Hamilton and Islington, Maryville is a wonderful and picturesque little area for a getaway. With a selection of holiday accommodation and holiday rentals to choose from, visitors can explore Maryville and the surrounds at their leisure.
As the city of Newcastle is surrounded by no less than 8 beaches, there are an abundance of activities that are suitable for the entire family that will get them out of their Maryville holiday house and into the stunning outdoors.
Things to See and Do
Of course, the beaches are going to be a major draw. The Newcastle coastline is stunning so anyone staying in a holiday rental in Maryville is spoilt for choice of sands to loll on and surf to splash in. Of the eight beaches, Bar Beach has a rock pool for kids, Nobby’s Beach is popular for novice surfers, Merewether is good for experienced surfers and the others are just plain lovely. Every visitor to Maryville should pop along to the Merewether Ocean Baths, the largest facility of its type in the southern hemisphere.
Being a suburban destination, holidaymakers in Maryville shouldn’t be concerned about facilities and activities. Newcastle has a full infrastructure including shopping centres, museums, parks, cinemas, theatres et al. The city and its oceanfront have many attractions you’ll need to decide what’s on your list. Here’s just a sample:
The Newcastle East Heritage Walk
The 2 hour comfortable walk takes visitors right through the very heart of Newcastle East, with incredible views of the coast and a chance to experience the fascinating history that Newcastle East has to offer.
As this suburb was the original birthplace of the city of Newcastle and led the way for the rest of the Hunter Region, there are many interesting stops along the way. Visit historic convict era buildings, Christ Church Cathedra and other places of interest on this self-guided tour. Get more information and maps from your holiday rental or holiday cottage.
Fort Scratchley Historic Site
Originally a coal mining site, Fort Scratchley was built on top of Flagstaff Hill in the late 1800’s, and was put there primarily to defend the city of Newcastle from the possibility of attack. In WWII, in 1942, it became famous as the only coastal fort in Australia to have returned fire during the conflict. Every day there is a tour through the fort at 2.30pm, and it offers visitors the chance to see and understand the pinnacle role that the fort played in the war and experience the incredible views from one of Newcastle’s most significant landmarks in Australia’s history.
Newcastle Canoe Pool
A shallow man made beach that was constructed in the 1930’s, the pool is perfect for younger children to swim in safety, far away from the crashing waves and roaring surf. Right next to one of the stunning beaches, Newcastle Beach, the Canoe Pool is perfect for families who want to spend time together and get their families out of their holiday rental and onto the beach.
Open every day of the year come rain or shine, the adjacent ocean baths is one of the most incredible historical landmarks, with its art deco pavilion and famous fish and chip shop within walking distance of the beach.
Just a few kilometres from Maryville brings visitors to the glorious nature conservation area, Blackbutt Reserve. The perfect place to spend the day with your family as it is so close to holiday accommodation, so that everybody doesn’t have to spend the day traveling in the car.
With more than 182 hectares of raw, untouched nature, visitors can get a chance to see some of the wildlife up close, including animals like wombats, emus, kangaroos and koalas. Every day at 2pm, guests can experience the Koala encounters, and then the family can relax in the picnic area and even have a BBQ together.
Maryville has a climate typical of central and northern New South Wales. The summers are hot and the winters are mild, with most of the wet weather coming in the months of May and June. Average temperatures during the summer months from October to April average at highs of 30 C and lows of 18 C. The winter months are cool, with daytime temperatures starting at 19C and going down to a mild 10C at night. All holiday accommodation and holiday rentals in Maryville will be comfortable for visitors all throughout the year. It can get a little hot during the months of December and January, so if you don’t like the heat, then perhaps the start of autumn would be more comfortable, around April.
Getting there from the UK
Visitors to Maryville can fly directly into Newcastle Airport, which is approximately 30km away. Newcastle is a major city and not just a holiday destination, so flights come in from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra meaning UK visitors have plenty of choice as to which main Australian international airport to opt for from London.
Hiring a car will be the best option, as the city of Newcastle is easy to navigate, and it won’t take long to get from the airport right to the front door of your Maryville holiday rental. Pre booking your hired car will be a good idea, especially during the busy season, like school holidays.