Mudgee Area

In the beautiful Mudgee wine region of Country NSW enjoy delicious food and wine experiences, explore World Heritage wilderness, and stay in charming heritage towns. You’ll be thrilled with the outdoor adventures too, including bushwalking, kayaking, fishing, skydiving and hot-air ballooning.

The elegant main town of Mudgee is on the banks of meandering Cudgegong River and about 3.5 hours’ drive northwest of Sydney. The rich pastoral history and colonial gold rush west of the Blue Mountains is reflected in the tree-lined heritage streetscapes, perfect for walking and cycling.

Mudgee streetscape at sun set

A short drive north is picturesque Gulgong, a colonial goldmining town where there are about 130 heritage-listed buildings including Australia’s oldest operating opera house. A scenic drive southeast of Mudgee is enchanting Rylstone, the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park.

This spectacular natural beauty is home to the dinosaur tree, the nickname for the Wollemi pine - its evolutionary lineage dates back at least 90 million years. A short drive south of Rylstone is delightful Kandos, a gateway to the second-largest canyon in the world, the breathtaking Capertee Valley.

Capertee Valley - Lithgow

Winemaking in the region dates back to the 1850s. The temperate climate allows for the slow ripening of grapes, producing wines of intensity, depth and flavour. Some of the premium brands include Lowe Wines, Robert Stein Winery, Huntington Estate, Logan and Robert Oatley Vineyards.

You can visit cellar doors directly or join tours. Another delectable experience is the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival in spring, the main celebration in a marvellous events calendar. Dining options in the region are casual and sophisticated, with moreish cafes, classic pubs and acclaimed restaurants.

Dunns Swamp - Wollemi National Park - Rylstone

You’ll find plenty of other wonderful things to do and see, from kayaking at pretty Dunns Swamp on the edge of Wollemi to stargazing at the Mudgee Observatory and watching a glorious sunrise above the vineyards in a hot-air balloon. Accommodation options in the region suit various budgets.

GREAT FOOD AND WINE EXPERIENCES

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  1. Welding Workshop with Maurice Berry

    Friday 22 June 2018 to Thursday 02 August 2018 , Mudgee

    This two-day workshop will provide you with the fundamental skills required to carry out basic welding techniques. This course will equip you with the ability to create one-of-a-kind metal sculptures, garden artworks and more. Students wi…

    22 Jun - 02 Aug
  2. Food Over Fire

    Saturday 23 June 2018 to Saturday 29 September 2018 , Mudgee

    The Cellar by Gilbert will once again offer their unique long lunch experience, Food Over Fire, each Saturday in the Mudgee Region from 19 May to 29 September. The relaxed and indulgent four-course dining experience is set around a large,…

    23 Jun - 29 Sep
  3. Gulgong Markets

    Saturday 23 June 2018 to Saturday 22 December 2018 , Gulgong

    Gulgong Markets are a group of local art, crafts, food plants and produce stalls that come together every fourth Saturday in Coronation Park, Gulgong. Gulgong's 19th century charater creates a beautiful atmosphere for their quirky and quain…

    23 Jun - 22 Dec
  4. Church Markets

    Saturday 07 July 2018 to Saturday 01 December 2018 , Mudgee

    On the first Saturday of each month, the Church Markets are held in the grounds of St John’s Anglican Church from 9am to 1pm. A country town just isn’t a country town without markets to explore. Why not time your visit to coincide with on…

    07 Jul - 01 Dec
  5. Mudgee Small Farm Field Days

    Friday 13 July 2018 to Saturday 14 July 2018 , Mudgee

    The Mudgee Small Farm Field Days is the premier field days event in Central NSW. Since 1977 the event has been connecting people living on the land, small acreage farmers and farming professionals with suppliers of the widest possible range…

    13 Jul - 14 Jul