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Branxton is a town in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Branxton is 171 kilometres (106 mi) north of Sydney via the Sydney-Newcastle Freeway and New England Highway.

Branxton is located mostly in Cessnock City Council, but part of it is in Singleton Shire. Together with nearby Greta, it had a population of 3,805 in 2001.

Branxton is a busy service township with a medical centre, swimming school, and an art school.

TransportEdit

Branxton is located on the New England Highway between Maitland and Singleton. While the highway passes through the centre of the town, most through traffic will bypass the town when the Hunter Expressway is completed.

An infamous road sign on one approach to the town states that Branxton has two cemeteries - no hospital. The sign, erected by the local Lions Club, is meant to act as a deterrent to rule-breaking motorists.[1]

Branxton is located on the Main Northern railway line and has its own railway station, which is on CityRail's Hunter line.

WineEdit

Branxton is at the northern end of Wine Country Drive and is the northern gateway to the world renowned Hunter Valley wine country of Pokolbin and Rothbury.

James Busby (1801 – 1871) widely regarded as the "father" of the Australian wine industry planted his first grape vines on his property "Kirkton", which is located in the district of Branxton.

ReferencesEdit

Coordinates: 32°39′S 151°21′E / -32.65, 151.35


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