BUILDING BETTER BUSINESS
Driving the agenda for business and economic development in Scone and the Upper Hunter Region
Welcome to Scone
Scone is located two hours north of Newcastle and is the central town in the northern part of the Upper Hunter Country region.
The economy of Scone is diverse. From a traditionally rural background the area has developed a strong horse industry and is proud of its title ‘Horse Capital of Australia’. The rural town is surrounded by prestigious thoroughbred horse studs and is rich in agricultural and equine industry enterprises.
Scone is surrounded by lush bushland, as well as the nearby state and national parks and is known as the ‘Gateway to the Barrington Tops’.
There is so much to see and do: go bushwalking, water-skiing or fishing at Lake Glenbawn, attend one of our annual festivals, visit one of our local horse studs, visit the Devil’s Ark, sit back and relax at one of our outstanding accommodation houses, walk Burning Mountain and take in it’s amazing story, cast the line and reel in that big one, picnic by one of our rivers, enjoy the very best in country racing, stroll through the antique and bric-a-brac stores and enjoy our local cafes and restaurants.