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Located near the Hunter Expressway, Kurri Kurri is surrounded by smaller suburbs and is 14 kilometres from Cessnock City Centre. Kurri is the second largest suburb in the area, after Cessnock.
Formerly based on the aluminium industry, Kurri’s economy has been forced to diversify since the smelter closed in 2012. Nowadays tourism forms a large part of the local economy, with the suburb known as one of the gateways to the renowned Hunter Valley wine country.
Kurri has also become famous for its collection of large murals painted on the side of buildings. The murals depict various periods in Kurri’s history as well as some iconic moments in more recent times, such as “The Ashes” mural, which captures the moment when a group of cricketers realised a large bush fire was engulfing the trees at the edge of the field.
Why rent in Kurri Kurri?
The Kurri Kurri Nostalgia Festival is a popular event held each year in the town. The festival includes a classic car and hot rod showcase and attendees will often don their most vibrant retro get-up to take part in the best-dressed competition. The festival, which runs for an entire weekend in March, also features markets, special events and live music and dancing.
Kurri has a mixed demographic of old and young families. It has two primary schools and a high school, making it appealing for families with children. Lang Street is the area’s main shopping strip and provides all the necessities for everyday living. The suburb’s proximity to the Hunter Expressway means travelling into Newcastle is easy; alternatively, Maitland City Centre is less than 15 kilometres to the north-east.