Travel essentials

Here are some top travel tips for visiting Maitland to help you get the best out of your stay.

Weather and Climate

The weather in Maitland is mild and generally warm and temperate. Maitland's long term temperature averages range from a maximum of 30 degrees in the summer months down to a minimum of seven degrees in the winter months. Maitland has four distinct seasons that bring their own beauty and charm to the area. The weather in summer is hot, spring and autumn see the streets changing colours with blooms of jacarandas and falling leaves, while winter is fairly mild, without reaching minus temperatures.

The Maitland Local Government Area.

Population and Language

Maitland is home to about 85, 000 residents with English as the predominant spoken language.

Source: Remplan 2020

Key Dates

Australia Day Celebrations
26 January

Maitland Taste Festival
13 - 14 March

Burton Automotive Hunter Valley Steamfest
17 - 18 April

Maitland Aroma Festival
14 - 15 August

Maitland Riverlights Multicultural Festival
9 October

Bitter & Twisted Boutique Beer Festival 
6 - 7 November

New Years Eve Celebrations
31 December

New Year's Day
1 January

Australia Day
26 January

Good Friday
2 April

Easter Saturday
3 April

Easter Sunday
4 April

Easter Monday
5 April

Anzac Day
26 April

Queens Birthday
14 June

Labour Day
4 October

Christmas Day public holiday
27 December

Boxing Day public holiday
28 December

We acknowledge the Wonnarua People as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land within the Maitland Local Government Area. We pay respect to all Aboriginal Elders, past, present and future with a spiritual connection to these lands.