Scone - the Horse Capital of Australia
Lake Glenbawn
Scone the Horse Capital of Australia

Scone is a pleasant rural centre of wide, tree-lined streets situated within the
Hunter Valley of NSW

The commercial and administrative centre of a pastoral, agricultural and dairying shire Scone is an important stock-selling centre noted for its horse and cattle studs.

Scone is known as The Horse Capital of Australia and claims to be the second-largest horse breeding area in the world, after Kentucky in the United States.

The equine focus of the town is reflected in numerous ways:

  • the ten-day Scone Horse Festival in May when there are street parades, a rodeo, stock sales, an air show, race meetings and entertainment
  • the six-week Hunter Horse Expo held over September-October
  • the new hi-tech racecourse with its Equine Research Centre
  • and the bronze sculpture, "Scone Mare and Foal" by Gabriel Sterk, prominently situated
    beside the highway in Elizabeth Park (pictured top right).

Lake Glenbawn State Park (pictured right) is within fifteen minutes drive of Scone.
The Dam is used by many for fishing and water sports, and has a reputation as one of the best Bass fishing spots in NSW. There are picnic areas for day trips.

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Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning / Microwaves
  • Hairdryer / Coffee & tea making facilities
  • Direct in-dial telephones
  • Wireless broadband access / Foxtel

Hotel Facilities

  • Guest Laundry
  • Fully Licensed Restaurant
  • Licensed Bar
  • Fax machine


  • Short walking distance from town
  • Close to clubs, parks and golf course
  • Close to rail and coach transport
  • Close to local tourist destinations