History

Discover the history of Huntlee estate, from the rich agricultural history of the Hunter Valley wine region to the story behind Katherine's Landing.

Creating history

As the first new town in the Hunter for over 50 years, Huntlee is creating its own history delivering modern, affordable living amongst the natural beauty of the Hunter Valley wine region.

Huntlee’s first village, Katherine’s Landing, pays homage to the pioneering viticulturalists and is named in honour of the first family of wine-growing in the Hunter.

When 20-year-old Katherine Busby boarded the good ship Triton in England in 1824, little did she know, on that voyage, she would meet her future husband and together they would help shape the direction of one of Australia’s most famous wine-growing regions.

As for the “Landing” part of our first village’s name, that is a nod to the private aeroplane landing strip which belonged to a local farmer and once ran along the ridgeline at Katherine’s Landing. This area will be maintained as a public open space and offers the perfect vantage point to look out over the village. 

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Getting around Huntlee

A community with great connections, Huntlee puts you just minutes from the M15 Hunter Expressway and Branxton Train Station.

Transport in Huntlee
Schools and Child Care

With well-established and up-and-coming schools planned for Huntlee, there’s no shortage of choice when it comes to schools.

Schools in Huntlee
Shopping and dining out

Major shopping centres are located in Singleton, Cessnock, and Rutherford – all within an easy 20 minute drive from Huntlee.

Shopping in Huntlee

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