Attractions

Paterson is a small village hidden amongst the mountains and on the Paterson River in the lower Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia.

When you’re planning your Hunter itinerary, why not stay in Paterson. Don’t miss the Tocal Homestead, an impressive Regency mansion set among fig trees and overlooking the river. If you’re interested in local history, the Paterson Historical Court House Museum and Paterson Rail Motor Museum are well worth a visit. From Paterson, you can also set out on other adventures in the area, including Barrington Tops National Park or the wineries of the Hunter Valley.

Be sure to also check the calendar for local events, such as the Rail Motor Society Open Day, Peek into the Past and the Paterson Classic Car and Bike Show.

Take time to explore the Town.  Walk around enjoying the history and architecture of the area. Why not include a Country Style Picnic Basket to enjoy in a park along the riverbanks of the Paterson River.

Surrounding attractions include:

  • Beautiful Tucker Park on Paterson River
  • Paterson Town Walk
  • The Rail Motor Society
  • Tocal Agricultural College
  • Tocal Homestead
  • Hunter Valley Wineries
  • Hunter Valley Paterson Golf Course
  • Hot Air Ballooning, Horse Riding, Cheese sampling
  • Historic town of Morpeth
  • Maitland
  • Barrington Tops
  • Gresford
  • Port Stephens
  • Newcastle
  • Dungog