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. Welding Workshop with Maurice Berry

    Tuesday 26 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…

    26 Jun - 02 Aug
  2. Food Over Fire

    Saturday 30 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,…

    30 Jun - 29 Sep
  3. 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