Pop. 3468; 264 km NW of
Sydney; 26 km N of Muswellbrook.
Scone claims the honour
of being the largest horse-breeding area in the world outside of
Kentucky, USA. The surrounding countryside ranges from timbered
mountains and forests to sparkling streams, Lake Glenbawn, and the
their expeditions from this attractive town near the head
of the Hunter Valley. Thomas Mitchell and Edmund Kennedy
both stayed at Segenhoe, an historic property, as did
Allan Cunningham in 1827 on his journey to the north when
he discovered the Darling Downs. Invermein is equally
historic, and initially gave its name to the district.
Court cases were held in the homestead until an official
building was erected.
Scone Tourist Information
Centre, Cnr Susan and Kelly Streets, Scone, 2337.
Open seven days, 9am to
5pm. Tel. (02) 6545 1526; Fax (02) 6545 3089.