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by Kristy Horn (subscribe)
A freelance writer who lives at beautiful Lake Macquarie - owned by two adorable, very cheeky, spoooilt Labradors.
Published December 3rd 2016
A Cute Little Colony
If you're into pretty, and history (and only 20 minutes from Maitland) - then this one's for you. Think Jane Eyre mingles with a convict: grassy green pastures mooing with quiet contentment, a warm hay bale hinted haze skimming a restful rippled river, a stalwart mountainous backdrop - supervising, serenely, from the perimeter - chuckling and amused by the passing-by city slickers' evident landscape envy.

A poet's dream. An early settler's fancy. Our original inhabitants' - the Gringai clan's - I'd hazard a guess - teeming and treasured territory.

Peaceful Paterson


Pick one or do them all, it's totally up to you! (And this isn't an exhaustive list).

Pop into Paterson Country Cafe first (24 King Street) and pick up a walking map...and away you go!

Paterson Court House Museum: King Street (open 11-3 Sundays $5 entry fee)


Fascinating Court House Museum


Kitchen scene - Court House Museum


Paterson Court House Museum cont.


St Ann's Presbyterian Church - 'Indeed, St Ann's, built in the late 1830's, is said to be the oldest Presbyterian Church on mainland Australia' - as stated on the welcome to Paterson information billboard in John Tucker Park


CBC Bed & Breakfast & Cafe: 19 King street


The Old Rectory


John Tucker Park on the river (complete with childrens play equipment and toilets). Look for the Pecan nut tree (which was 'reputedly planted to celebrate the end of WW1 by John Tucker' as stated on the Paterson Historic Walk pamphlet)


Paterson Gallery - 21 king Street (open Thurs - Sun 10-4)


Paterson Gallery Market Day 1st Sun of each month


You will have to drive to this one! The Rail Motor Society - Webbers Creek Road, Paterson (open 3rd Sat of every month except December). Entry fee: gold coin donation


Something of fun for everyone!
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Where: Paterson NSW 2421
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What a great place to visit! Just beautiful.
by Jay Johnson (score: 2|922) 92 days ago
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