A delightful heritage village, Rylstone is on the banks of the pretty Cudgegong River in the beautiful Mudgee wine region and is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park. Stroll along charming Louee Street for fine stone buildings, classic country pubs, restaurants and cafes.

A great way to experience the colonial treasures of one of the oldest villages west of the Great Dividing Range is on the self-guided Rylstone Heritage Walk. You’ll find plenty of places to stay, from a campground on Wollemi’s edge to a caravan park, cottages, farm stays, hotels and an eco-retreat.

Country chapel - Rylstone

On the western side of the Blue Mountains, Rylstone is about 3.5 hours’ drive from Sydney, via either Katoomba or the Bells Line of Road. Another scenic route to Rylstone is through the Upper Hunter and along Bylong Valley Way, winding through Goulburn River and Wollemi national parks.

The Mudgee region is renowned for food and wine and Rylstone celebrates with StreetFeast, a wonderful annual festival in spring. Browse enticing market stalls selling local wines and gourmet delights, and enjoy a delectable long-table long lunch surrounded by friendly faces and warm smiles.

Heritage streetscapes - Rylstone

Throughout the year savour yum cha at 29 Nine 99 and tuck into hearty pub meals at the Globe Hotel and Rylstone Hotel. You can also tour Rylstone Olive Press, a maker of award-winning olive oils. The vineyards, wineries and cellar doors of the region are all within an easy driving distance.

Another easy drive away is the breathtaking Wollemi, made famous in 1994 with the discovery of the dinosaur tree – a nickname for the prehistoric Wollemi pine. At the pretty Dunns swamp campground, enjoy fishing and other adventures. You can hire kayaks from Southern Cross Kayaking.


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  1. Mudgee Fine Foods Farmers' Markets

    Saturday 20 October 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…

    20 Oct - 15 Dec
  2. Tunes at Burnbrae

    Sunday 21 October 2018 to Sunday 16 December 2018 , Mudgee

    Pull up some grass, sit back with pizzas, platters, ice cold beers and wine whilst listening to some pretty awesome tunes at Burnbrae Wines. Bookings recommended.…

    21 Oct - 16 Dec
  3. Mudgee Farm Walks

    Sunday 21 October 2018 to Sunday 18 November 2018 , Mudgee

    If you’ve ever wondered exactly what ‘free range’ means, wanted to get in touch with the seasons, or show your children exactly where their food comes from, Mudgee Fine Foods have come up with a great idea to get people back to grass roots …

    21 Oct - 18 Nov