Historic Rylstone

Rylstone is a beautiful village with many heritage-listed stone buildings, as well as markets and restaurants. The main street of Rylstone is also home to the district’s premier annual event ‘StreetFeast’ in November, a celebration of local food, produce, wine and art.

  • Rylstone, Country NSW
  • Dunns Swamp, Wollemi National Park

About Rylstone

Rylstone is a heritage village on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, 238 km north-west of Sydney. The town acts as a gateway to the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park to the east and the scenic Capertee Valley to the south.

The local area has many fine stone buildings and is fast becoming known for its wineries, olive estates and gourmet foods. Enjoy a leisurely lunch of dumplings at 29 Nine 99 or sip an ice cold beer at a local pub, such as The Globe or The Prince of Wales Hotel.

You can also spend the afternoon in an boutique wine bar, such as the Blue Wren Wines Restaurant, tasting locally produced wine. And jump in the car to take in a scenic drive and visit a nearby vineyard or restaurant such as The Pipeclay Pumphouse.

Pick up a brochure for the Rylstone Heritage Walk and learn more about the town's colonial-era sandstone buildings, including its four stone churches and early stone and timber cottages.

Rylstone, Country NSW

Growing each year in its popularity, the main street of Rylstone is also home to the district’s premier annual event ‘StreetFeast’ in November. Louee Street closes to traffic and opens to festival-goers, with a street market celebrating local food, produce, wine, art and craftwork. Settle into the afternoon with a long table long lunch surrounded by friends and locals, live music and a vibrant atmosphere.

The town also acts as a gateway to the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park and the beautiful Bylong Valley. One of Rylstone's most impressive natural attractions is Nullo Mountain, where you'll find breathtaking views overlooking the surrounding valley.

Head a little farther out into the Mudgee area to Goulburn River National Park for camping, swimming and hiking.

  1. Dunns Swamp

    Dunns Swamp is a spectacular car based camping and picnic area on the headwaters of the Cudgegong River on the western edge of Wollemi National Park. The area has excellent bushwalking, cycling, fishing, swimming and...

  2. Ferntree Gully Reserve

    Ferntree Gully is a highly scenic rainforest area 17 kilometres north of Rylstone. There are many walking tracks at Ferntree Gully that take you down into the cool narrow fern-tree studded valley floor, and/or around...

  3. Nullo Mountain

    Nullo Mountain is a high mountain plateau to the north of Dunns Swamp with spectacular views over the Wollemi Wilderness and the Widden Valley. Accessible by car, head north from Rylstone along Bylong Valley...

  4. Wollemi National Park

    World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park offers a dramatic setting for scenic walks, swimming, canoeing and camping, just a couple of hours north-west of Sydney.Discover the spectacular landscapes of...

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