Denman: One of New South Wales best-kept secrets
Nestled in the heartland of the Upper Hunter's vineyards, horse studs and olive groves with the magnificent Wollemi National Park to the South West and the Goulburn National Park to the West.
Situated on the Golden Highway and part of the Greater Blue Mountains Drive, near the banks of the Hunter River, Denman is a welcoming community presenting the true charm of yesteryear.
Denman is a growing town that features many opportunities for visitors and potential residents, with a relaxing country experience, fine food, outstanding wines, friendly people, excellent shopping and spectacular scenery.
Denman has become popular with day trippers to experience the wineries and fine food the district has to offer.
History of Denman
Lieutenant William Ogilvie was the first European settler in 1825. The first settlement was known as Merton which was located on the opposite side of the Hunter River to the present day Denman and was gazetted in 1853 and was named after Lord Denman, who later became Governor General of Australia.
By the 1900's Ogilvie Street was bustling with small business houses servicing the town and outlying areas.
The charm and history of Ogilvie Street remains today.
There is a diversity of rural pursuits in the area due to the rich alluvial Hunter River flats. Vineyards, horse studs and beef cattle are the major rural industries in Denman.
In the past, Denman was recognised as a significant dairy district, however the agricultural pursuits have diversified and now Denman has an expanded array of rural enterprises.
The emergence of the coal mining industry has had a significant impact on the landscape, but at the same time provided constant employment.
Come on up and play a round of golf at the fully watered 9-hole course; stroll through Ogilvie Street and "poke around" in the various art, craft and gift shops and explore the primeval forests and ancient rivers carving deep gorges in the neighbouring Wollemi National Park.
Sample a variety of wines including Semillon, Chardonnay and Cabernets from the numerous cellar doors and visit the monthly Farmers Market for great produce from the local farms.