Branxton is a busy service township with a medical centre, swimming school, and an art school.
Branxton is located on the New England Highway between Maitland and Singleton. While the highway passes through the centre of the town, most through traffic will bypass the town when the Hunter Expressway is completed.
An infamous road sign on one approach to the town states that Branxton has two cemeteries - no hospital. The sign, erected by the local Lions Club, is meant to act as a deterrent to rule-breaking motorists.
Branxton is located on the Main Northern railway line and has its own railway station, which is on CityRail's Hunter line.
James Busby (1801 – 1871) widely regarded as the "father" of the Australian wine industry planted his first grape vines on his property "Kirkton", which is located in the district of Branxton.
- ^ "Branxton, Hunter Valley, Australia". http://www.branxtonhuntervalley.com/About%20Branxton%20Hunter%20Valley.html. Retrieved 21 September 2009.
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