Mudgee

Highlights

The beautiful Mudgee Region offers country charm with sophisticated food, wine, heritage and year-round event experiences to match. Enjoy the best of both worlds with a central township boasting boutique shopping and exquisite dining options surrounded by picturesque country landscapes and over 40 family owned cellar doors.

  • Wineglass Restaurant, Mudgee
  • Burnbrae Wines, Mudgee

About Mudgee

Derived from the Wiradjuri word Moothi, meaning ‘Nest in the Hills’, Mudgee is situated in Cudgegong Valley, amongst rolling hills and secluded beauty just 268 km north-west of Sydney.

The largest and most central town in Mudgee Region, which includes the nearby historic towns of Gulgong, Rylstone and Kandos, Mudgee has a rich pastoral history that is still present in its beautiful heritage streetscapes and buildings.

Culinary passion runs deep in this region. From the fertile farmland surrounds comes great local produce available at cafes and restaurants in town, farm gate tours, cellar doors and epicurean outlets.

Mudgee Fine Food Markets

For hearty pub-style food, check out the Mudgee Brewing Company, or for local fare, head to The Zin House, where diners can enjoy a leisurely lunch at their welcoming communal farmhouse tables. Roth’s Wine Bar is little-known gem, pairing top local drops with Italian share plates.

With a continuous history of winemaking since the 1850s, Mudgee is also the third largest grape-producing region in NSW. It’s from this rich source that winemakers draw inspiration, making the town a popular destination for wine enthusiasts sampling its award-winning varietals. Pop in for a tasting at Quilty Wines, Lowe Wines, Logan Wines and Huntington Estate.

Mudgee's Huntington Estate Music Festival

Blessed with historic buildings, the town has been described by the National Trust as ‘one of the finest groups of townscape in a country area’. St Mary's Catholic Church dates back to 1857, and the Mudgee Post Office, designed by Colonial Architect Alexander Dawson, to 1860.

Venture into the natural surrounds of the area. Explore the western edges of Wollemi National Park, home to the Wollemi pine, one of the world's oldest and rarest plants. Visit Dunns Swamp and discover the region’s sandstone canyons and tiered rock formations on a waterway cruise or a hired canoe. Take a walk around the waterways to see birdlife, native animals and significant Aboriginal caves and art sites.

  • 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.

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