In the Vicinity

Old Duninald Surroundings

Should you wish to venture forth from your magical retreat in the wood you will find the following within half an hour…

Paterson Village

2.5 km away – a 3 minute drive.
Coffee & the Saturday papers are there.
Paterson is the gateway to the beautiful Paterson Alyn River valleys.

Paterson Museum
To find out more about the amazing history of Paterson, click here.

Paterson Golf Course
There is also a 9 hole golf course for a bit of fun & not too challenging.


There are lots of things on in Tocal throughout the year.

Check out their website for more information.

  • Homestead
  • Field Day
  • Courses
  • Weddings


This site gives a great introduction to what’s on & the excursions of the area.


Further afield is Maitland – 17 minutes to the Regional Art Gallery.

If you head to Maitland do stop at Sticky Icky for a coffee & pastry (the best patisserie I know)

If you want something special do order ahead as they sell out quickly. 

Maitland Regional Gallery

Maitland has an excellent regional gallery,

The gallery has many exhibitions a year, as well as a restaurant with delicious food & an excellent shop for those who like to support artisans.

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Morpeth is also 17 minutes away. It has a rich heritage and is national trust classified. As you walk around & decide which of the many venues to visit for food & drink you are walking amongst beautifully preserved buildings.

Morpeth hosts a number of events during the year & it is worthwhile checking the website for information.


    In the other direction is Dungog – 30 minutes drive.

    Dungog is well known for it’s Film Festival. This has morphed into the Dungog Festival which features Music , Food & Art as well as film… 29th September 2018

    Another drawcard is the Wirragulla polo – also on in September next year – 16th September 2018

    Check out what’s on in Dungog

    Wedding Venues

    Maybe you have been invited to a wedding at one of the 5 local wedding venues;

    Further a field – an hour

    • Pokolbin
    • Newcastle
    • Port Stephens
    • Hawks Nest
    • Barington Tops National Park
    • Lostock Dam

    Old Duninald was established in 1821

    The location is clearly second to none. The tasteful renovation of the 1800’s home and our host were what made our stay a true delight.

    Whether entertaining the family on the deck or relaxing after a big weekend, this place was perfect.

    Thanks for a great weekend.

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    The Newly Wed's, Orricks

    Adamstown Heights, NSW, 10th – 12th March 2018

    Old Duninald

    1525 Paterson Rd, Paterson NSW 2421