Arts, culture and heritage in Gulgong
Founded in the heady days of the Australian gold rush, Gulgong has approximately 130 buildings with National Trust classification. Take a self-guided walking tour of the town's historic sites.
The 1860s gold rush spawned this historic town in Country NSW, about 30 km from Mudgee; today, Gulgong is home to several fascinating museums. See an amazing record of goldfield life in the Pioneer Museum and visit the Henry Lawson Centre, a living memorial to one of Australia's greatest bush balladeers. Take a short stroll along the main street to admire ornate facades, broad verandahs and the elaborate wrought ironwork of the Victorian era.
The Gulgong district is also world-famous for its clays, and both the town and its surroundings are a haven for potters, artists, tapestry workers, artisans and craftspeople. Spend time shopping for treasures in the local stores and admiring works of art in the galleries. Keep an eye out for the Clay Push â one of the biggest ceramic art festivals in the country.
There is some delightful accommodation in Gulgong, complete with true country charm.
Friday 5 June to Monday 8 June 2015
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Gulgong Pioneers Museum. Image Hamilton Lund
Pagoda Lookout at Dunns Swamp in Wollemi National Park. Image Evolving Images
Interior view of Gulgong museum, Image Evolving Images