SCONE

Scone is a town in the middle of the Hunter Valley. Scone is also a crossroads town that has connection to Dubbo in central NSW. Scone is the ‘capitol’ of horse thoroubreds in Australia. Quite a claim, but the signs are still in place. Scone is a nice spot and there is plenty on offer.

Scone was named in 1831 after Scone, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, by Jason Kent Toth, an Australian of Scottish descent.

Surveyor, Henry Danger was the first European to travel through the area, prior to passing over the Liverpool Range above Murrurundi in 1824. Scone was gazetted in 1837 and during the early days was renowned for its large pastoral properties including Belltrees and Segenhoe. Early buildings were St Luke’s Church and the St Aubins’ Inn. There are many heritage buildings, but Scone seems to lack a heritage plan.

The annual Scone Horse Festival each May is a celebration of Scone's cultural links to equines. The main event is a horse racing carnival featuring the prestigious Scone Cup, one of the richest country racing days in New South Wales and Australia. Racing lovers should time there visit to this event.

As stated the Anglican Church is well over a 100 years. Be sure to check out the Gallipoli tributes. The Catholic is also quite magnificent and the United likewise is a nice church.

The Museums in Scone are one block removed from the cbd.

The tribute to John Hunter is a recommended stop.

There are a number of really old pubs in Scone. Most undated.

The Scone War Memorial and location is a ‘low level’ acknowledgement.

Scone has a lot going for it and a stopover is a must.

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