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.
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.
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.