Paterson is one of the historic towns of the Hunter Valley, 18 kilometres north of Maitland. This small, picturesque village has a mountain backdrop by the Paterson River. Once a busy river port, Paterson today offers a relaxing break with cosy accommodation, old country pubs and perfect picnic spots.
When you’re planning your Hunter itinerary, why not include a trip to Paterson. Don’t miss the Tocal Homestead, an impressive Regency mansion set among fig trees and overlooking the river. If you’re interested in local history, the Paterson Historical Court House Museum and Paterson Rail Motor Museum are well worth a visit. From Paterson, you can also set out on other adventures in the area, including Barrington Tops National Park or the wineries of the Hunter Valley.
Paterson is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Dungog in New South Wales, it is located approximately 147kms from the capital Sydney and extends over an area of 41.389 square kilometres. Paterson has a recorded population of 892 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Sydney.
If you are planning a visit to Paterson we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know Paterson and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.