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Morpeth is one of Australia's oldest villages. Settled in 1821, it was once a thriving river port with large cargo ships bringing supplies up the Hunter River for distribution to the region. Goods were taken to the Bonds Stores where they were stored until being picked up by bullock cart. Many of the old buildings remain but sadly many have been lost over the years. Elendar sits in the middle of the historic precinct with neighbouring homes and buildings from the 1840s, 50s and 60s.

There's plenty to see in Morpeth. Head to the Museum (in the old court house) where you will find a permanent exhibition of Morpeth life in the 1860s; pick up a Walking Guide to Significant Houses of Morpeth (which includes Elendar) and grab a Morpeth Heritage Walking Map which will take you to 25 historic sites including the School of Arts (1864) and Murphy’s Cottage (1856) both across the road from Elendar.


Take the dog for a walk down to Queen's Wharf or to The Morpeth Common or take a drive to one of the many beautiful beaches of Newcastle and Port Stephens (many of them dog friendly). Have lunch in Lorn or Bolwarra, visit the Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue or wander through the vineyards, all just a short drive from Morpeth.

Enjoy your stay!

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