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Scone

Scone

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Scone is a town in the Upper Hunter Shire in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Scone had a population of 4,624 people. It is on the New England Highway north of Muswellbrook about 270 kilometres north of Sydney, and is part of the Hunter (federal) and Upper Hunter (state) electorates. Scone is in a farming area and is also noted for breeding Thoroughbred racehorses. It is known as the 'Horse capital of Australia'.
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02 Sep 2016

Scone is a lovely country town about two hours’ drive from Newcastle along the New England Highway. This is horse country with Scone known as the Horse Capital of Australia.  As you drive around the area you will see the beautiful horse studs – this is the second biggest horse breeding centre in the world. Of course there are a number of horse festivals and events each year and the Scone Visitor Information Centre can give you all the information you need to attend and find accommodation. You can even organise a tour to some of the horse studs around town and have a closer look.

The Visitor Information Centre is located across the road from the Mare and Foal Park at the Tamworth end of town. This park is a lovely place to stop and rest with plenty of shade, public toilets and children’s playground. The  park is named for the beautiful statue of a Mare and Foal featured at the roadside, and I am sure this has appeared in many photos – I have a photo of my son sitting on the mare some 28 years ago. During our last visit to Scone there was an amazing sculpture of a horse featured in the middle of the Visitor Information Centre  – made of blue string normally used to tie hay bales.  This is for sale but I could not fit it in the van (Ha). 

There are two caravan parks in Scone – one at either end of town – the Highway Caravan Park only has a few spots for an overnight stay (friendly service and clean amenities), and the Scone Caravan Park which  looked as though it needed some TLC. There are also caravan and camping sites (as well as cabins) at Lake Glenbawn about 15 minutes out of town. This is a lovely spot for bush walking, bird watching and of course fishing in one of the best freshwater fishing spots in NSW.

There are a number of historic buildings in this friendly country town including Airlie House which is a landmark in the area. 

RvTrips recommend a trip to Scone set in the beautiful Upper Hunter Valley of NSW.
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