Singleton (population 21 000) is a town in the Hunter Valley region of the Australian state of New South Wales. Major industries include coal mining, power generation, dairy farming, and viticulture.
The Singleton area is rich in both aboriginal and white history. The fledgling colony of NSW discovered the area around 1820 and it was originally named St Patricks Plains. The Singleton Information Centre  should be your first port of call.
Singleton is a one and a quarter hour drive from Newcastle on the New England Highway. Singleton is almost exactly 200km North of Sydney by road via the F3 freeway and link roads through Cessnock & Branxton. Brisbane is about under 900km to the North via the New England Highway.
A little further off the beaten track is the Wollombi Road which follows sections of the original Great North Road into the region, now also know as the Convict Trail , this links to Sydney and the Central Coast via areas such as Peats Ridge, St Albans and Wiseman's Ferry. Parts of the route are unsealed.
Cityrail  and Countrylink  provide services that stop at Singleton on the Hunter line. When catching Cityrail trains from Newcastle, be sure to board a Hunter line train bound for Scone (those headed for Dungog divert at Maitland and will not pass through Singleton).
The Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant (218 John St, 02 6572 2959) is a must for serious curry lovers. Specialties of this restaurant include the naan bread and the daal. The spiciness of many dishes can be altered to cater for specific tastes (on a scale from "mild" to the intense "H4"!).
Imperial Hotel, 183 John St (corner of John St and Elizabeth St), ☎ +61 2 6572 1920 (fax: +61 2 6571 3957). This brick rendered hotel dates from 1881. This pub is popular with the locals, and it has a restaurant and parking. Know by locals as "The Impy".edit
Country Motor Inn, Corner George St & Hunter Str, ☎ +61 2 65722388, . 3-star motel in the middle of Singleton, right on the highway.Budget room: $68 single, $78 double. Standard room: $89 single, $99 double. edit
Quality Inn Charbonnier Hallmark, 44 Maitland Road, ☎ +61 2 65722333, . 4-star accommodation.Rooms for 2 from $145/night. edit
The village of Broke is a short drive from Singleton, and is located within one of the Hunter Valley's main grape-growing areas.
Visit Lake St Clair (also known as Glennies Creek Dam), a 1540 ha dam completed in 1983. There are various recreational facilities, including camping sites, picnic-barbecue areas and a boat ramp.
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