Welcome to Kurri Kurri
Kurri Kurri home of the big Kookaburra
Kurri Kurri is a classic designed country town of the early 1900’s situated in the central to the Hunter Valley close to Newcastle and the 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”.
Kurri Kurri was 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 Hunter Valley to service industry and provide sound affordable housing close to the cities of Maitland, Newcastle and Cessnock. It is less than one and half hours to Sydney the States Capital by fast expressway and 45 minutes to the Newcastle airport.
Country towns like Kurri Kurri were vital to the viability of early pioneering settlement. Today the town provides people and visitors with an important connection to the past with its pictorial history of 52 murals becoming one of the best known mural towns in the world.
We warmly welcome visitors, business and new settlers to our community.