Lifestyle: Gillieston Heights


For people living in Gillieston Heights, there are plenty of activities located across Maitland & the Hunter.
The city boasts a range of things to keep kids of all ages busy.

Maitland Park is a great place to start. The park is centrally located offering huge open grassed areas that sit amongst sporting fields and facilities, including a 1.8km cycleway, barbecues, shelter, equal access playground and swimming pool.

When the summer heat hits there are no better places to visit than either Maitland or East Maitland Pool. Younger kids will enjoy the splash pad at Maitland Pool and the wiggle bridge and hurdle at East Maitland Pool or take the easy Drive to Newcastles world class beaches!

For some indoor activities that will still take the breath away there is plenty of choice across town. Thornton is home to Flip Out, where kids can jump, bounce, flip and twist to their hearts content. For some of the more classic activities, ten pin bowling at Superstrike or a movie at Reading Cinemas Maitland or Hoyts Greenhills are good options that have kept many generations of locals and visitors occupied. The gaol is also one of Maitland’s most iconic tourism sites.

There is always plenty of activities in the Hunter Valley wine region, with markets, restaurants, wineries & concerts aplenty.

Dining and Take away

There are a number of dining and takeaway options located around Gillieston Heights. An array of restaurants & cafes can be found in Maitland. The brand new courtyard dining precinct at Stockland Greenhills is a spectacle of lights, music, a kids playground and endless foodie options. There is a little something for everyone including Burger Urge, Sushi Gogoro, Hong Kong Chef, Kinn Thai, Chatime, Tella Balls Dessert Bar, and more!

Explore the delicious delights of the beautiful Hunter Valley, from award-winning wineries and acclaimed restaurants to tasty festivals and fresh local produce.


Stockland Green Hills is a major shopping centre located in East Maitland, a short 12 min drive from Gillieston Heights. The strongly performing Centre includes, Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Target, David Jones, ten mini-mojors and Hoyts Lux cinema plus 175 specialty stores!

The Maitland Levee is a space defined by variety. Running parallel to the Hunter River and encircled by Ken Tubman Drive, The Levee is a hive of activity, offering a range of entertainment and dining options, a blend of small business and national retail stores, and professional services such as banks, solicitors and accountants.

Woolworths Richmond is at Lennox Street.