An elegant destination with heritage streetscapes, Mudgee is on the banks of the meandering Cudgegong River and the perfect escape for wine tasting, delicious food and outdoor adventure. The National Trust describes the town as ‘one of the finest groups of townscape in a country area’.
You’ll be delighted with the many wonderful things to do and see, from visiting wineries and cellar doors to exploring nearby World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park. You can even try skydiving and hot-air ballooning, and there are delightful winery, heritage and wilderness tours to enjoy too.
Stroll along the pretty tree-lined streets and admire the colonial buildings, including the Mudgee Post Office, designed by architect Alexander Dawson and built in 1862. Parts of the sandstone St Mary’s Cathedral date back to 1857. Accommodation options are plentiful and suit various budgets.
Fine food and wine is a drawcard of Mudgee, which is about 3.5 hours’ drive northwest of Sydney. You’ll find acclaimed restaurants such as the Zin House, cool wine bars such as Roth’s, and scrumptious cafes. For locally made beers and hearty meals, try the Mudgee Brewing Company.
The events calendar is enticing as well. The is a fun month-long celebration in spring. You can browse the Mudgee region’s fresh produce at the Mudgee Farmers Market, held on the third Saturday of the month in the grounds of St Mary’s Catholic Church.
The night skies in this picturesque region are marvellous for stargazing. A short drive from the town centre is the Mudgee Observatory, where you can marvel at the Milky Way galaxy through a range of telescopes. There are night and day tours plus a shop selling refreshments and astronomy items.