Aberdeen is a beautiful small town in the heart of the Hunter Valley. Located on the New England Highway, just south of Scone, Aberdeen is central to all the attractions of the Upper Hunter. This includes the Upper Hunter Wine Trail, where you'll find well-known vineyards with cellar doors, boutique wineries and up-and-coming stars of the region. Tyrrell's Glenbawn Estate Vineyard at Aberdeen is worth a visit while Two Rivers Wines and Cruickshank Callatoota Estate are both at nearby Denman.
Set in lush, grazing country by the Hunter River, Aberdeen is the ideal country for dairy farms and horse studs. Situated just twenty minutes south of Scone, the Horse Capital of Australia the horse studs are some of the most famous and opulent in the country, including Arrowfield, Patinack Farm, Coolmore and Darly.
Aberdeen makes a superb base for visitors who want to make use of the outstanding watersports facilities at Lake Glenbawn, just a few kilometres to the east. Spend a day water skiing, swimming, sailing, canoeing, or fishing in this unique Hunter Valley destination.
The Barrington Tops are not far from Aberdeen with a wilderness covering more than 1,200 sq km. Bushwalking trails in this wonderful natural expanse take you from subtropical rainforest to ancient beech forests and subalpine woodlands. If you're lucky, you might spot a lyrebird or a satin bowerbird. This is a great place for a camping retreat.
Find out more about what Aberdeen and the Upper Hunter has to offer by visiting Destination NSW.