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Experience 360˚ of pure natural grandeur, moments to the beloved attractions and lifestyle amenities of the Hunter Valley. Relax and unwind in an idyllic rural setting. Murray’s Rise is a benchmark for contemporary country living.

Coming home will always be this beautiful at Murray’s Rise. Located adjacent to the Belford National Park, the property rises out of the valley floor and provides outstanding views of Lambs Valley to the North and the Broken Back Mountain range to the South. Murray’s Rise presents an exclusive opportunity to own a substantial piece of this celebrated Australian landscape.

Named in honour of late Hunter Valley identity Jack Murray, Murray’s Rise offers 118 ready-to-build on one hectare residential lots, providing generous space to create your perfect home on a truly magnificent estate.


Lower Belford,
The Birthplace Of The Hunter Vineyards

Lower Belford,
The Birthplace Of
The Hunter Vineyards

An exclusive pocket of the famed Hunter Valley, Lower Belford has a rich and important history in the creation of the Hunter’s vineyards. Located on the banks of the Hunter River, Lower Belford hosted the historic Kirkton Estate vineyards. Planted in 1833 by James Busby, the man widely regarded as the "father" of the Australian wine industry. James Busby brought 500 vine cuttings to the region from Europe that provided the source of the first vineyards in the Hunter.

Meet The Man
Behind The Name

Meet The Man
Behind The Name

From his early farm days delivering milk on a horse drawn carriage to his status as an Australian motor racing legend, Jack Murray is celebrated as an outstanding Hunter Valley local. His passion for the sport saw him lionised as one of the pioneers of rallying in Australia. In the 1956 Ampol Round Australia trial, Jack finished 3rd outright and 1st in his class, to be repeated at the 1957 Mobilgas Round Australia.

Jack became one of the most successful rally drivers Australia had ever produced. He competed in both London to Sydney Marathons in 1968 and 1977 and was hailed for driving the first Marathon entirely without a driver change – a mammoth feat surely never to be repeated again. A proud Hunter Valley resident and family man, Jack Murray moved to Maitland in 1965 and established several businesses in the area, including Maitland Motors.

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Surrounded by idyllic woodland and sweeping views, these extraordinarily large one hectare land lots take full advantage of their elevated position on the gently rolling hills of Murray’s Rise.

Create Your
Perfect Homestead

Architecturally designed homes are encouraged at Murray’s Rise in order to achieve a sympathetic design response to the unique attributes of the landscape.

Murray’s Rise provides the perfect opportunity for you to build a contemporary interpretation of the classic Australian homestead. Design guidelines are in place to ensure that all homesteads sensitively respond to the scenic setting and create places that can elevate us all. They acknowledge the need for individual expression while safeguarding against insensitive designs. These guidelines will make sure that every home is visually attractive and in harmony with the majestic surrounds while protecting and maintaining your investment.

Walking Paths and The Streets of Murray’s Rise

Murray’s Rise is designed with the walker in mind. Off road walking paths are provided next to all roads throughout the estate. The streets are named after birds to reflect the abundant flora and fauna that exists in the area. The main road, Wren Drive also has further relevance, sharing the name of one of the families that once farmed this beautiful rolling countryside. Mr Wren was a veteran of World War II and this road is hopefully a reminder of his legacy.

Property Features

Each property on the grand estate makes the most of the beautiful natural topography, taking in expansive views of the surrounding ranges to the East. Protected from the western sun, blocks range from 8,000m2 to 20,000m2 and are serviced with underground power, potable water, natural gas and NBN.

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Convenient Living
with Country Serenity

Set in the unspoiled, rolling acreages of Lower Belford, Murray’s Rise is a spectacular slice of the Australian countryside. Live at the gateway to Hunter Valley wine country, moments from culinary hubs, cellar doors, concert venues, golf courses and nearby historic Branxton and Pokolbin villages.

Local Convenience

For everyday convenience and essentials, such as a butcher, IGA supermarket, liquor and grocery staples you’ll find them all locally in nearby Branxton. The new Coles at the Huntlee Shopping Centre is also nearby or head to Woolworths, Coles or Aldi at Singleton and Cessnock.

The Hunter Expressway has made this renowned lifestyle region even more accessible, less than 2 hours’ drive to Sydney, 90 minutes to Hornsby, 45 minutes to Newcastle and the beach.

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  • Local Retailers
  • Local Retailers

Hunter Valley

Soak up the countryside’s vivid natural scenery where low-key vineyards roll across the hillsides. Sip on award-winning varietals at fabled cellar doors then treat yourself to lunch at a celebrated café. From local markets, festivals, intimate and international concerts, micro-breweries, restaurants and cafes, this venerated region has much to explore. The fertile valley is also a mecca for cheeses, chocolates, chutneys, olives, honey and aromatic oils, wonderful for stocking your pantry with delicacies.

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  • Hunter Valley
  • Hunter Valley
  • Hunter Valley

Local Dining

Farm-fresh produce, artisan foods, and renowned restaurants offer a tantalising array of choices for foodies. Enjoy seasonal tasting menus, dine alfresco with views over grazing kangaroos, or settle in for a rustic bistro lunch in a heritage cottage.

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  • Restaurants/Dining
  • Restaurants/Dining

National Parks

Removed from the hustle and bustle, the peaceful enclave of Lower Belford is known for its rural vistas and views of the Barrington Ranges. Walking trails towards the neighbouring Belford National Park are a haven for bush walkers and nature enthusiasts. Nearby, beautiful Barrington Tops National Park preserves one of the largest temperate rainforests in Australia, criss-crossed by a vast network of hiking trails.

Local Wildlife

Local schools

Kirkton Public School is a locally zoned public school for Murray's Rise. Located in Lower Belford, a 6-minute drive from Murray's Rise. Kirkton Public School is a small school with steadily increasing enrolments.

Their smaller class size numbers allow teachers to individualise each child's learning more personally, underpinned by a supportive and caring environment.


All around your Murray's Rise home, find a haven for nature lovers, hikers and golfers. The wide open spaces and stunning natural scenery ensure many opportunities for relaxation and recreation nearby. Tee off in the tranquil countryside, revive with a spa treatment at one of the numerous elegant day spas, or simply take an easy stroll along the local forest trails before evening settles in.

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