Mudgee Area


Known for extensive vineyards and award-winning wineries and restaurants, the Mudgee region also contains beautiful wilderness and wonderful historic villages. Visit the historic Kandos and the 19th-century gold rush town of Gulgong, with well-preserved buildings that have been awarded National Trust classification. Enjoy spectacular scenery around Rylstone, between the rainforests of Wollemi National Park to the beautiful Capertree Gully.

  • Town centre, Mudgee
  • Historic building, Mudgee

About Mudgee Area

Step back in time around the historic town of Gulgong, founded in the gold rush era when an estimated 20,000 people flocked to the area.

Visit the fantastic collection of memorabilia at the Pioneer’s Museum, along with an impressive range of photographs taken in the height of the gold rush in 1872 known as the Holtermann collection. You can also explore the town’s current art scene by visiting the Gulong Symbol Trail.

The historic Kandos is also home to many eclectic and creative artists and businesses. Once a village and home to the largest cement works in the southern hemisphere, visit the Kandos Museum and discover the region’s social and industrial history.

The old railway station is now home to a licensed cafe and Visitor Information Centre. Enjoy alfresco dining on the station platform, or during the cooler months enjoy a drink by the roaring open the station master’s room.

Dunns Swamp, Mudgee

Rylstone and Kandos both form a gateway to the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park and the beautiful Bylong Valley. Explore the nearby natural wonders of Dunns Swamp and Fertntree Gully.

Set on the banks of the Cudgegong River, between stunning sandstone pagoda rock formations, Dunns Swamp is a beautiful natural haven for bird species. Enjoy a number of walking tracks, canoeing and swimming activities in the area.

Rylstone is also home to the district’s premier annual event StreetFeast in November. Take a stroll around this must-visit town to browse boutique shops, enjoy a leisurely lunch or sip an ice cold beer at one of the local pubs and wineries.

Along with award-winning wineries and restaurants, the Mudgee region is home to the Mudgee Food and Wine Festival. Through this month-long celebration, starting in September, you will find a host of events across the region's cellar-doors, including live music, delectable lunches, exquisite dinners and public wine tasting. 

The beautiful town of Mudgee also hosts the Mudgee Fine Food Farmers Markets on the third Saturday of every month, offering a huge selection of local and artisan produce.

Cycling is another great way to explore the stunning countryside around Mudgee. The annual Mudgee Bike Muster is a weekend of recreational, non-competitive cycling held every Easter, and is fun for the whole family.

  • Vinifera Wines, Mudgee

    Food and Wine in Mudgee

    With wineries dating back to the 1850s, Mudgee is one of the best places in NSW to indulge in wine tasting. Visit Mudgee's award winning cellar doors and discover the region's flavoursome red wine styles and great chardonnay. For fresh produce visit the Mudgee Fine Food Markets.

  • Vinifera Wines, Mudgee

    Cycling in Mudgee

    From easy rides around town to dirt road options for mountain biking, Mudgee offers many cycling routes perfect for taking in picturesque Mudgee Valley views. The annual Mudgee Bike Muster is a great family cycling event during the Easter long weekend in April.

  • Dunns Swamp, Wollemi National Park

    National Parks

    Explore the spectacular landscape of Wollemi National Park which includes the headwaters of the Cudgegong River, scenic canyons, towering cliffs and the Wollemi pine. Nearby, Goulburn River National Park is a popular for camping with contrasting sand banks and forestry.

  1. Commercial Helicopters

    Commercial Helicopters

    Commercial Helicopters conducts scenic flights around the Mudgee/Capertee Valley area, they also pride themselves on their winery tours where clients get to sample award winning wines at some of the region's best...

  2. Mudgee Explorer Tours

    Mudgee Explorer Tours

    Hiking and Wilderness Adventures, Small-Group Wine Tours, and Historic Town Tours. Exploring caves, rock formations, Aboriginal sacred sites, rivers, swimming holes and other natural attractions in the Mudgee...

  3. Mudgee Fine Foods Farm Walks

    Mudgee Fine Foods Farm Walks

    If you've ever wondered exactly what 'free range' means, wanted to get in touch with the seasons, or show your children exactly where their food comes from, Mudgee Fine Foods have come up with a great idea to get...

  4. Mudgee Tourist Bus

    Mudgee Tourist Bus

    Discover some of Mudgee’s finest wines, honey, olives and local cheeses with Mudgee Tourist Bus.Explore Mudgee’s local heritage, Gulgong, Hill End and natural wonders. Mudgee Tourist Bus...

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Local areas

  • Gulgong Gulgong, founded during the gold rush, is home to 130 National Trust-classified buildings.
  • Kandos Kandos is a gateway to Wollemi National Park, home to endangered flora and fauna, such as the Wollemi Pine.
  • Mudgee Less than four-hours' drive from Sydney a favourite short break if you enjoy food, wine and the great outdoors.
  • Rylstone Rylstone is a pretty village with many heritage-listed stone buildings and natural attractions.