Aberdeen is situated in the heart of the Hunter Valley on the New England Highway, approximately 2 hours drive up the valley from Newcastle and approximately 3.5 hours from Sydney. The area is very well renowned for its horse studs, wineries, and picturesque country beauty. The Aberdeen Highland Games is held at Jefferson Park on the banks of the Hunter River, you wont be able to miss it on the day.
Follow the F3 Freeway out of Sydney, exiting at the New England Highway and head north through Muswellbrook towards Scone. Alternatively, you can travel along the scenic Putty Road from Windsor through the Yengo National Park and on to the Golden Highway to Denman or to Singleton before linking up with the New England Highway.
The Tablelands Way links to the newly sealed Bylong Valley Way via Bathurst, Sofala and Ilford. The Bylong Valley way is a fascinating drive through the Goulburn River National Park and joins the Golden Highway at Sandy Hollow.
Follow the New England Highway via the country music Tamworth into Murrurundi or by the Fossiker's Way via Nundle into Timor. This route passes through Scone, the Horse Capital of Australia where the highways are lined with some of the most opulent horse studs in the country.
The main link to the Upper Hunter from the central and western NSW is the Golden Highway leading from Dubbo into Merriwa. Taking you through the wine growing heartland of Denman before joining the New England Highway and arriving in Aberdeen.
Travel via Gloucester and over the Barrington Tops for a scenic journey leading into Scone. Alternatively, follow the Pacific Highway until it meets with the New England Highway at Hexham or cut across the countryside via Dungog, Gresford, Singleton and on to Muswellbrook.