Surrounded By History
Mayfield is a lovely suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales and is rich in history. Original called North Waratah, it was later named Mayfield after three-time mayor John Scholey's daughter, May. This lovely village is the location of a Roman Catholic monastery, as well as many Victorian mansions. Today, Mayfield enjoys a population of more than 14,000 residents and is considered one of the most culturally diverse suburbs within the Newcastle and surrounding area. Your Mayfield accommodation will be just steps from all that this lovely locale offers.
Because of the rich history, you can visit many old homes featuring wonderful architecture including Mayfield House, originally owned by John Scholey, and Arnott Holme, owned by Charles Upfold and then by William Arnott.
In addition, along the shopping district of Maitland Road, you'll find many lovely boutiques and shops to fulfill your souvenir and other shopping needs. Check out Mayfield's Outback Art Gallery. This Aboriginal art gallery is located in a historic stone cottage dating back to the 1850s. This gallery features artwork by artists from the Arnhem Land and Central Desert areas of the Northern Territory.
Book a day trip with Aerologistics Helicopter and enjoy flying over Mayfield and the surrounding area's pristine landscape.
Enjoy The Hunter Valley Region
Because Mayfield is located in Australia's Hunter Valley Region, you can easily partake in any number of activities that this area provides. From a convenient Hunter Valley Region accommodation, make sure you visit the wineries for which this area is known. Pokolbin is considered the centre of this popular wine region and you'll be able visit area wineries producing traditional Shiraz and Semillon. You can also find Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon offerings as well. A day of touring the area's vineyard can be topped of with a lovely dinner and wine tasting.
Hunter Valley is also considered a major region for thoroughbred horse breeding and rearing. Visit any number of farms to see some of Australia's finest horses. Other area activities include an early morning champagne hot air balloon ride to take in the spectacular scenery from high above. Consider a helicopter tour that will take you and your companions over the Sydney Harbour, as well as up the coastline and then inland to view those wonderful vineyards. Many of these tours include a lunch after landing in a vineyard.
Dining Options Are Numerous
Mayfield restaurants include a variety of cuisines include Asian and contemporary Australian. Check out Bistro 284, Ruan Kao Thai and the Star Buffet right in Mayfield. The surrounding areas also include many other wonderful dining options. However, you may just want to visit a local grocer and pick up a few ingredients to make a wonderful homemade meal. This is possible because Mayfield holiday rentals will be equipped with a full kitchen, as well as other great amenities.