Scone Visitor Information
Scone is a town in the Upper Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. Known as the "horse capital" of Australia, Scone is home to many prestigious horse studs and racing stables. It is also rich in history, with heritage-listed buildings and stunning natural scenery.
Things to See and Do
Located in the heart of Scone, the racecourse is a must-visit for horse racing enthusiasts. The Scone Cup, held annually in May, attracts thousands of visitors from around Australia.
A beautiful park located in the town centre, White Park is the perfect spot for a picnic or a leisurely stroll. It also hosts a range of events throughout the year, such as concerts and markets.
Located just outside of Scone, Burning Mountain is a natural phenomenon where a coal seam has been burning for thousands of years. It is an interesting and unique sight to behold.
Scone Court House
A stunning example of colonial architecture, the Scone Court House was built in the 1840s and is now heritage-listed. It is still in use today as a local court.
St Luke's Anglican Church
Built in the 1880s, St Luke's Anglican Church is a beautiful example of gothic architecture. It features stunning stained-glass windows and is also heritage-listed.
Getting to Scone
Scone is located approximately 270km north of Sydney and 160km northwest of Newcastle. The closest airport is located in Newcastle, and there are also regular train and bus services available.
There are a range of accommodation options available in Scone, including hotels, motels, B&Bs and camping grounds.
Visitor Information Centres
For more information about Scone and the surrounding area, visit one of the following visitor information centres:
- Scone Visitor Information Centre - 130 Liverpool Street, Scone
- Upper Hunter Country Tourist Centre - 128 Kelly Street, Scone