Muswellbrook is a charming rural town in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales, about 243 km’s north of Sydney and 127 km’s north west of Newcastle. The Shire consists of two larger towns, Muswellbrook and Denman with a combined population of approximately 15,500. A popular place to enjoy the fruits of the region is at Hunter Belle Cheese. Pop into the licenced café or dine in the lovely outdoor alfresco area. Viewing windows into the factory and packing rooms allow you to view the cheese-making process or you might even see the fresh fudge or gelato being made.