Glen Oak is a town in New South Wales’ Hunter Region. The town was formerly a river port. By the early 20th century, Glen Oak had its own general store, public school, post office and community hall. Soon after, the river trade waned and most of the town was left abandoned when the 1950s rolled in. Today, the only sign of Glen Oak’s past is the School of Arts hall that was built in 1899. It is used for the community’s social activities. Some homesteads from the 1800s can also be seen, including Oakendale.
Some of the tourist attractions near Glen Oak include the Morpeth Museum, Maitland Gaol, Maitland and District Historical Society and the Hunter Valley Railway Museum Trust.