Scone is located two hours north of Newcastle; known as the Horse Capital of Australia, it is surrounded by magnificent world renowned thoroughbred horse studs.
Things to do:
- Visit the Australian Stock Horse Society Museum - open on Weekdays between 9am and 5pm and learn about the history of the Australian Stock Horse.
- Enjoy a picnic lunch at the tranquil Washpools Picnic Area in Towarri National Park.
- Get dressed up for Scone Cup in May and enjoy the biggest day of country racing in New South Wales.
- Follow the town walk to discover the many points of interest in the town.
Go bushwalking, water-skiing or fishing at Lake Glenbawn, attend one of our annual festivals, visit one of our local horse studs, sit back and relax at one of our outstanding accommodation houses, enjoy our Upper Hunter wines, walk Burning Mountain and take in it’s amazing story, cast the line and reel in that big one, picnic by one of our rivers, enjoy the very best in country racing, stroll through the antique and bric-a-brac stores, visit one of the many National Parks in the Shire and enjoy our local cafes and restaurants.