Singleton lies just under 200 kms from Sydney, on the Hunter River in New South Wales. It was founded in the second decade of the 19th century and the town still boasts many historical buildings. Much of Singleton's income is from coal mining, although there is also agricultural production in the surrounding area.
The Hunter Valley is wine country, with several vineyards where you can taste and buy some of Australia's world-renowned wines. The area around Singleton also boasts several national parks where you can enjoy the Australian bush. Bush walking, cycling and camping are popular activities here.
Sundial - The first thing you'll see when you go to the park and recreational facilities along the Hunter River is the Sundial. It weighs 30 tonnes and is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. The Sundial was built for Australia's bicentennial celebrations in 1988.
Royal Australian Infantry Corps Museum - If you're interested in war history, the Royal Australian Infantry Corps Museum at the Infantry School is well worth a visit. Its displays will show you the history of the Australian Army's operations, from as far back their involvement in the British campaign in Sudan in 1885, through the two world wars, the Korean and Vietnam Wars and up to its current operations. There are displays too of the weapons the infantrymen used throughout these campaigns. Keep in mind that the museum isn't open every day, so check their website for details before you go.
Sacred Spaces - One of Singleton's heritage sites is the Convent of Mercy, also known as Sacred Spaces. Members of the Sisters of Mercy live here, but the grounds are open to the public too. You can tour the beautiful convent buildings, including the chapel, as well as the grounds. However, you need to make an appointment beforehand. Keep an eye out for events like concerts that take place in Sacred Spaces while you're in Singleton.
Baiame Cave - For a site with a different kind of spiritual significance, drive 23 kms to the south, to the village of Milbrodale. Near the village there is an area of 80 hectares with many rock shelters where Aboriginal people once lived. One of these shelters is the Baiame Cave. Baiame is the creator god in several Aboriginal traditions. The cave has a rock painting of this important figure in Aboriginal lore, showing him with his arms extended to the sides. The painting was made by Wiradjuri people.
Yengo National Park - South of Singleton, near Bulga, you will find Yengo National Park. One of the main features of the park is Mount Yengo. According to Aboriginal lore, the reason for Mount Yengo's flat top is that it is from here that the creator god Baiame jumped back into the spirit world after he created the world and taught the people how to live. Along the southern edge of the park is the Old Great North Road, which was built by convicts in the nineteenth century.
Barrington Tops National Park - The Barrington Tops National Park, north of Singleton, is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area was covered in rainforests about 200 million years ago, when Australia was part of the supercontinent Gondwana. Parts of Barrington Tops National Park still consist of subtropical rainforest. A hike along one of the park's walking trails is a great way to see rare Australian wildlife, including echidnas, kookaburras and, if you're very lucky, platypus.
Lake St Clair - About half an hour's drive north of Singleton is Lake St Clair. This is a great place for camping or for day trips from Singleton. The lake is a fisherman's paradise and has facilities for barbecuing your catch. There are also opportunities for swimming, kayaking, sailing, water-skiing and other water sports.
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