East Maitland was originally the town centre of the city of Maitland from 1830 to 1850. Historic buildings remain from that time and are now home to cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutique stores. Visit the beautiful churches of St Peters and St Josephs that overlook East Maitland. Take a tour of the 150-year-old Maitland Gaol, known as one of the toughest gaols in the country. See the bronze tribute to Les Darcy, Australia's famous boxer, in King Edward Park and visit his burial place in the Darcy family vault at East Maitland, one of New South Wales' oldest cemeteries.