Muswellbrook is the ‘capitol city’ of the Hunter Valley and is in the centre of the power generation for NSW. Muswellbrook is an old town with strong heritage factors.

The original spelling and etymology of the town's name is a matter of some debate. "Mussel Creek" (now called "Muscle Creek") was first named by a party of surveyors who found mussels in the small stream while camping along its banks in the early 19th century. The present spelling of Muswellbrook is said] to derive from the Muswell Hill area of London (England).

The first European to discover the area was Chief Constable John Howe in 1819. It was declared a township in 1833. Muswellbrook is situated in the northern parts of the Sydney basin, bordering the New England region.

 The area is predominantly known for coal mining and horse breeding. Located to the south of the Muswellbrook Township are two coal fuelled power stations, Liddell and Bayswater. They were commissioned in 1973 and mid 1980s respectively and employ approximately 500 people from the area.

The Anglican Church is a century plus classic that dominates the town. The Catholic has cathedral presence. The United is a main street church.

The War Memorial has significant position within the town. Look at the poppies.

There are a number of old and century plus pubs in the town.

The Blue Heeler statue can’t be missed.

Muswellbrook is a significant crossroads that has lots to offer and an overnight is recommended.

Heritage diary




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course