Kurri Kurri is a classic country town of the early 1900’s situated in the centre of the Hunter Valley close to the port of Newcastle and it’s spectacular beaches, at the same time just a short drive from the world famous Hunter Valley Vineyards. The name Kurri Kurri comes from the local Aboriginal language and means “First time once upon a time”, shortened to “The Very First”.
Established in 1902 to service the rapidly growing coal mining industry of the Hunter, it has flourished to now become a key town in the area, providing quality living close to the city of Newcastle and the towns of Maitland and Cessnock, Kurri Kurri is an easy drive to Sydney via the Hunter Expressway and M1 Motorway.
Country towns like Kurri Kurri were vital to the viability of early pioneering settlement. Today the town provides residents and visitors with an important connection to the past with its pictorial history of 55 murals becoming one of the best known mural towns in the world and the largest collection of outdoor art on mainland Australia.