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.

Farmers Markets - St Mary's Catholic Church - Mudgee

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.

Country views of vines - Mudgee

The events calendar is enticing as well. The Mudgee Wine and Food Festival 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.


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  1. Welding Workshop with Maurice Berry

    Tuesday 17 July 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…

    17 Jul - 02 Aug
  2. Food Over Fire

    Saturday 21 July 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,…

    21 Jul - 29 Sep
  3. Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers' Markets

    Saturday 21 July 2018 to Saturday 15 December 2018 , Mudgee

    The Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers' Markets are held in the picturesque grounds of St Marys Church, every third Saturday of the month. The markets are always on – come rain, hail or shine. Find them in the hall if it is wet. Grab a bacon and e…

    21 Jul - 15 Dec