The Scone Wine District, in the Upper Hunter Wine Region, includes the area surrounding the charming township of Scone which is renowned as the horse capital of Australia, with many horse studs located in this area. Scone is located about 250 km north of Sydney and is a great based to stay and explore the area with its array of beautiful National Parks, historic buildings and lots of attractions and activities for tourists. Popular attractions include Barrington Tops, which is the World Heritage listed, and Lake Glenbawn which offers a range of water based recreation. You can also visit some of the more than 70 horse studs dotted around the area. Some of the other local attractions include: # Burning Mountain Nature Reserve located about 20 km north of Scone # The Scone Horse Festival held
in May that includes thoroughbred sales, a street parade, family fun days, country fairs, art shows, campdrafts, rodeos, fireworks, and the famous Scone Cup race carnival # The Australian Stock Horse Museum.
The Upper Hunter Wine Region is home to 6 districts: Denman ; Sandy Hollow ; Muswellbrook ; Stroud ; Scone ;