The Site

Maitland – Home to Modern Infrastructure and Facilities and Country Charm.

Set on the banks of the Hunter River, Maitland has a long and rich history. It has produced numerous leaders in the
arenas of politics, sport and the arts and continues to offer its residents the access to a broad range of interests.

So whether you enjoy visiting galleries, performing in local reparatory, attending elite sporting events,
studying historic architecture or going to rodeos you can do any or all of it in Maitland.

If shopping takes your fancy Maitland has it covered, with two large commercial shopping complexes at Greenhills and Rutherford and the treasures of unique individual specialty stores in both the Maitland CBD mall and the vintage town of Morpeth. Plus once a month the open air Maitland Markets attract store holders from all over the state.

Maitland is serviced by an excellent bus and rail system, with the M1 Pacific Motorway joining the Hunter Expressway now open and the New England Highway or nearby Newcastle Airport providing residents easy travel options to wherever the travel bug may take them!

Retirement doesn’t have to be boring!


Walka Recreation and Wildlife Reserve is on your doorstep…

  • 12 km of walking & cycling trails
  • Nature Trail
  • Wallaby Trail
  • Kangaroos
  • 161 different species of birds
  • Model yacht launching pontoon
  • Mini Train
  • Children’s Playground
  • Open areas for kite flying & ball games
  • Picnic & BBQ areas
  • Hire Facilities for Wedding Receptions, Parties & Special Events

The Most Beautiful Backyard You Could Ever Want!

Forget watching DIY home improvement programs and slaving in your garden because nothing achieved could possibly rival the natural beauty of the Walka Recreation and Wildlife Reserve! That it sits tranquilly at the backdoor of the Walka Grange
Lifestyle Village is one of the masterstrokes of Walka Grange’s design.

Whether you choose to start your day quietly meditating at sunrise over the lake or with an invigorating run or bike ride, nothing beats doing it at Walka Reserve.

If you’ve always wanted to try bird watching, then this is the place! Each summer the internationally protected Latham Snipe drops by for a stay, but Black Swans, Great Crested Grebe and Purple Swamp Hens are just some of the 161 different species regularly residing within the reserve.

It’s a backyard you can share and entertain in. Your visitors will be thrilled when you introduce them to the joy of kite flying, although it may not distract grandchildren from wanting a ride around the lake on the mini train on weekends! Seeking something more relaxed? How about a picnic hamper, a bottle of wine and a pastel stained sky at dusk…

All this in the perfect back garden… Where you never have to mow the lawn or prune the trees.