Savour the grandeur of the country

Murray’s Rise, a new estate in Lower Belford, offers it all: country serenity, the luxury of space, stunning views and the Hunter’s renowned vineyards at your doorstep.

Coming home to Murray’s Rise will never get old. With sweeping vistas of the Brokenback Ranges to the South and Lambs Valley to the North, its extraordinarily large one-hectare residential lots set a new benchmark for contemporary country living. It is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for home buyers, a chance to buy into the history of the Valley and to unwind in the serenity of the Hunter, less than two hours from Sydney and a mere 40 minutes’ drive from Newcastle.

Expect to be spoilt for choice: pop into David Hook Wines across the road or head to award-winning Mount Pleasant Winery a short drive away. Enjoy the modern Australian cuisine at Restaurant Botanica or dine alfresco at Amanda’s on the Edge. Mark your calendar for one of the world class concerts and art exhibitions, for a cooking class or a local farmers market. Whether you are into horse riding or prefer a game of golf, whether you want to take to the skies in a hot air balloon or go for a hike in nearby Belford National Park, the possibilities are endless. Not feeling quite as adventurous? Nearby Branxton, Greta, Belford or Singleton cater to all the necessities of daily life. In addition, you will find a plethora of artisan producers, offering paddock and farmgate to plate at its best. Try Hungerford Meat Co. for some of the best meat, charcuterie, pâtés and terrines you will ever taste.

The estate itself has been designed with top-notch broadband connectivity, all modern amenities and an active lifestyle in mind. Off road walking paths are being built next to all roads throughout the estate with the streets named after local birds, reflecting the area’s abundance of native fauna and flora.

Steeped in local history.

An exclusive pocket of the Hunter Valley, Lower Belford played a crucial role in the founding of the Hunter’s vineyards. In 1833, historic Kirkton Estate, located on the banks of the Hunter River, was the site of some of the earliest vine plantings in the region. James Busby, widely regarded as the father of the Australian wine industry, had brought 500 vine cuttings from his travels through the wine regions of Spain and France. Some of these were planted at Kirkton, others provided the sources of vine material for such renowned vineyards as George Wyndham’s Dalwood Estate, the earliest commercial vineyard in the Hunter.

Reputable developer Belford Land has named Murray’s Rise in honour of late Hunter Valley identity, Jack Murray. From his early farm days, delivering milk on a horse drawn carriage, to his status as an Australian motor racing legend, Jack was a proud Hunter Valley resident and a family man.

Re-inventing country living

Murray’s Rise offers a unique opportunity to build a contemporary interpretation of the classic Australian homestead, a once-in-a-lifetime chance for your very own (substantial) slice of this celebrated Australian landscape.

Murray’s Rise – the details
Sales for the 13 lots of stage one have just commenced, with a total of 118 lots to be released over six stages, each of them making the most of the natural topography with expansive views of Brokenback Ranges to the South, while protected from the Western sun.
Blocks range from 8,000 to 20,000m2 and are serviced with underground power, potable water, natural gas and NBN.
Design guidelines encourage architecturally designed homes, sensitive to the scenic setting.
Murray’s Rise is located adjacent to Belford National Park, about two hours from Sydney or 40 minutes from Newcastle, easily accessible via the Hunter Expressway.
Visit or call 1300 793 119 to find out more.