- Distance: 4.3 km/6143 steps
- Time: 40 minutes
- Suitability: A nice, hilly walk around a well-established neighbourhood. All on pavements or tarmac so fine for wheels. Great walk to combine with a visit to the Maitland Gaol.
Park at the commuter car park for east Maitland railway station, accessed from the roundabout in Melbourne street. Walk can also start from East Maitland pool car park if you wanted to combine with a swim.
Start by walking up Cumberland street, past Maitland Grossman High school. You’ll see the Maitland Gaol on your right as you walk up the hill. Turn right on Narang street and walk along past the East Maitland pool and alongside the Plantation reserve. Turn right at Maize street and walk up the hill. Turn immediately right down View street and then left onto Hinder street. Continue along, past Centennial park and turn right into Murray street. Cross over Hunter street and walk up the narrow Speares lane which joins up with Victoria street.
Turn right onto Lindesay street and stay on this until you get to Kings street. Walk down and cross over to Anzac park. Maitland Gaol is again on your right. Walk down the footpath through the park and turn right when you get to the steps up to the railway overpass. Walk up towards the magnificent East Maitland Court house and keep left around it until you get to John street. Turn left and walk down to the car park where you started.
Please see link below for a map of the walking route. Map of East Maitland walk