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. Alisa Burlington Exhibition

    Friday 27 April 2018 to Monday 30 April 2018 ,

    'Flourish' Exhibition at Gallery 47 in Rylstone featuring Alisa Burlington. This mixed media exhibition will be run seven days a week. Gallery 47 was established in 2002 to provide a creative space for the Rylstone/Kandos community.…

    27 Apr - 30 Apr
  2. Fibre in the Raw Exhibition

    Friday 27 April 2018 to Sunday 29 April 2018 , Mudgee

    An exhibition of local textile artists and a celebration of natural materials. Utilising a variety of handcrafted techniques a group of local textile artists express the rawness of fibre's origins in garments, small sculpture, wall art, bas…

    27 Apr - 29 Apr
  3. Gulgong Markets

    Saturday 28 April 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…

    28 Apr - 22 Dec
  4. Wings, Wheels and Wine

    Sunday 29 April 2018 , Mudgee

    They are exciting to be bringing back this great community event in 2018 bigger and better than ever before. Bring the whole family along as the Mudgee Aero Club hosts a great day full of kids entertainment, market stalls with food and win…

    29 Apr
  5. 'Inspired' an exhibition by Felicity Cavanough

    Wednesday 02 May 2018 to Sunday 10 June 2018 , Mudgee

    Artisan on Lewis presents a selection of Felicity’s fun wire sculptures mounted on timber stands alongside her vivid acrylic painted vistas. Multi-skilled Mudgee artist Felicity Cavanough aims to inspire joy through her artworks capturing…

    02 May - 10 Jun
  6. Church Markets

    Saturday 05 May 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…

    05 May - 01 Dec