Muswellbrook trip planner
Create a fully customized
day by day itinerary for free
day by day itinerary for free
Muswellbrook is a town in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, about 243km north of Sydney and 127km north-west of Newcastle.Geologically, Muswellbrook is situated in the northern parts of the Sydney basin, bordering the New England region.The area is predominantly known for coal mining and horse breeding, but has also developed a reputation for gourmet food and wine production. Located to the south of the Muswellbrook township are two coal fuelled power stations, Liddell and Bayswater. They were commissioned in 1973 and mid 1980s respectively and employ approximately 500 people from the area.HistoryBefore European settlement of the region the Wonnarua and Kamilaroi peoples occupied the land. The first European to explore the area was Chief Constable John Howe in 1819, with the first white settlement occurring in the 1820s. The township of Muswellbrook was gazetted on October 23 1833. To the south, "Forbestown" was established by the sons of Francis Forbes in 1842; the name was changed in 1848 to "South Muswellbrook" to prevent confusion with the town of Forbes.Etymology"Mussel Creek" was first named by a party of surveyors who found mussels in the small stream while camping along its banks in the early 19th century. The present spelling of Muswellbrook has a disputed etymology. Historians largely subscribe to one of two theories:To personalize your trip to Muswellbrook, create itinerary details specific to you using our Australia road trip tool.
Create a full itinerary — for free!
Plan your trip to Muswellbrook
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Muswellbrook
Places to visit with Muswellbrook
Sydney Trip planner BEST FOR: Theater, Beach, Bridge Katoomba Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Lookout, Mountain Blackheath Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Lookout, Outdoor Activity Bondi Trip planner BEST FOR: Hiking Trail, Beach, Shopping Mall Leura Trip planner BEST FOR: World heritage site, Landmark, Garden
Recently planned trips to Muswellbrook
3 days in Muswellbrook BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Muswellbrook 2 days in Muswellbrook BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Australian Army Infantry Museum · Singleton Sundial · Burning Mountain Nature Reserve 6 days in Vacy & Upper Hunter BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Vacy · Muswellbrook 3 days in Muswellbrook BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Pukara Estate · Muswellbrook Regional Arts Center · Lake Liddell Recreation Camp Area 1 day in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Nundle · Murrurundi · Scone 33 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Gladstone · Biloela · Monto