what to do in Mudgee
Stay A While, you can do as little or as much as you want during your next visit to the Mudgee Area. Enjoy all that the area has to offer – great wine, food, intriguing history and beautiful landscape or just kick back and relax.WineThe Mudgee region is well-known for its crisp chardonnay’s and full-bodied reds.
There are now around 40 cellar doors in the area – plenty to
keep to you sipping and tasting for days and weeks. During special events
such as Wine celebration in September and over long weekends and public
holidays – many cellar doors offer food, local produce, music
and other entertainment to make your visit even more memorable. A selection
of local transport companies provide tours around the wineries to take
the hassle out of tasting and driving.
Mudgee Wine Tours (Jan and Terry)
The Mudgee Wine and Grape Growers Association is the local peak body for the industry. Click on their link to get more detailed information and plan your wine tour. Mudgee Wine Grape Growers Assoc.
Roth’s Wine Bar, just around the corner from Beverley House,
is also worth a visit. One of the oldest liquor licenses in Australia
and character to match.
Whatever your tastes, Mudgee has something to satisfy your tastebuds. We have fine dining in the wineries Blue Wren or in town or dine al fresco on the street. We can organise a picnic hamper if you want to take time out or recommend one of the great pubs in town for some traditional ‘pub grub’.
For something a little different visit the Cheese Factory or the Oakfield Country Store to sample their scrumptious range of homemade chocolates.The area is also well known for its olives, venison and honey products. Something for everyone.
Our area is blessed with a wide range of cultural events such as the Huntington Music Festival, Henry Lawson Festival, Day on the Green concerts, September Wine Celebration and many other smaller events, visiting theatre, concerts and plays.
We are lucky to retain the National Trust listed Regent Theatre in
Mudgee which shows a number of movies each week.
Mudgee is the oldest town west of the Blue Mountains and Gulgong is the original gold rush town. If you are a history buff then this is the place for you.
Gulgong is the town on the original ten-dollar note, full of gold rush
history and home of the famous poet, Henry Lawson.Extensive museums
exist in Gulgong, Mudgee and Kandos for days worth of reminiscing.
Community markets are held in Mudgee on the first and second Saturday
of each month. On the first Saturday they are in the grounds of St John’s
Church and the next weekend the markets are held in Lawson Park. Just
around the corner from Beverley House.
Admittedly not everyone’s cup of tea but there are some great fresh air options if you feel the need. The area is perfect for cycling – perhaps a bicycle tour around the wineries has appeal for some.
We have a large number of national parks in the area – just perfect for bushwalking and enjoying the great outdoors. National Parks and Wildlife Service
Some of the wineries provide vineyard walks where you can take a guided
tour of the vineyard and learn about the growing of the grapes and sample
the produce at the end!Whatever your sporting preference, we are sure
Mudgee can satisfy.
· A day in the wineries:
grab your tourist guide, inspect the map and plan a relaxing day meandering from winery to winery. Don’t forget to plan your lunch stop at one of the wineries featuring tasty, gourmet food.
· A day of history:
head out to Gulgong, visit the Prince of Wales Opera House, Pioneers Museum and Henry Lawson Museum and transport yourself back to the Gold Rush days.
· A day in Rylstone:
on your way to beautiful Rylstone drop into Bentivoglio Olives to learn the whole olive story – from growing to processing. Lunch at the historic sandstone Bridgeview Inn or pick up a picnic lunch from The Rylstone Food Store or Bizzy Birds to be enjoyed at Dunn’s Swamp.
Now Dunn’s Swamp may not sound too attractive but it is the area’s best-kept secret. Part of the world-heritage Wollemi National Park, Dunn’s Swamp is a picturesque water way – perfect for picnicking, swimming, walking and relaxing. Definitely worth a visit.
· A day trip to Dubbo:
Dubbo is only 1 ½ hours drive away so why not pop over and have the day at the Western Plains Zoo. The largest open range zoo in the southern hemisphere.
· A day trip to Hill End:
enjoy the artistic history of Hill End walk the streets as seen by Sidney Nolan, Brett Whitely and Russell Drysdale or view working goldmines, underground mines or History Hill. Lunch in the Hill End pub and wander back to Mudgee.· For more information visit the site of the Mudgee-Gulgong Tourist Association. Mudgee Gulgong Tourism