A warm and welcoming riverside town, Singleton is a lovely mix of new and old
Built on the banks of the Hunter River and flanked by farmlands and heritage-listed national parks, Singleton has a lot to offer visitors not to mention being right on the door step to the lovely food and wine area of Broke Fordwich.
History buffs will love exploring the beautiful historic buildings and landmarks on the Singleton Heritage Walk. Just pick up a brochure from the Visitor Information Centre and have a wander. Burdekin Park, home of the Singleton Historical Museum is a good place to start and it’s also conveniently close to one of our favourite coffee shops, Worn Out Wares. The refurbed CBD has some great places to eat and a whole lot of boutiques and vintage shops to ready to explore.
Singleton also has a rich military heritage. The Australian Army Infantry Museum at Lone Pine Barracks is the custodian of Infantry Corps history and is the place to go to learn about Australia’s army deployments to Gallipoli, The Somme, Tobruk, The Kokoda Trail, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.
While you’re visiting, be sure to take a drive out to the gorgeous Lake St Clair, the area’s popular water playground. Located just 30 minutes from town, this very picturesque lake is the perfect spot to unwind with a picnic or if you’re into it, go fishing, kayaking or boating. The lake also has some camping facilities and you can even bring your fury friends if they are kept on a leash.
Other sites to see include the Singleton Sundial built in 1988 for the bicentennial celebrations and the Heuston Lookout whose viewing platform looks west to the area’s mines from 60 meters above the Hunter River.