What to do in Mudgee


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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. 

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. 

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.


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Food

Whatever your tastes, Mudgee has something to satisfy your tastebuds.

Fairview ArtSpace on the corner of Henry Lawson Drive & Cassilis Road to the North of town (past the clock & over the bridge).  At Fairview Artspace you will find Art , Sculpture, collectibles, Jewelry, Cows on Parade, gift wear and experience fragrant Coffee & tasty wholesome Light lunches and luscious home made cakes.

The Mudgee area is also well known for its olives, venison and honey products as well as its incredible range of Medal winning wines.

Something for everyone, visit the Small Wine Makers at the Fairview complex,  Johnny Furlong represents  approximately 30 wineries from around the district and well as his distinct label 'two Furlong' wines.

Restuarant's & Cafes in Mudgee
Roth's Wine Bar 
Eltons
Isabella's

 


Photo credit: Adam Hendiksen

Photo credit:
Adam Hendiksen

Culture

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 showed a number of movies each week until 2005 and still stands there today.


Photo credit:  www.mudgeehistory.com.au

History

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. 


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Markets

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.


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Exercise

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.


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Suggested Itineraries

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, The Colonial Inn Museum and Henry Lawson Museum and transport yourself back to the Gold Rush days.

A day in Rylstone: 
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. A wonderful place for the whole family and 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

Visit the Drip
Don't miss the Drip! Another excuse to take the family out for a picnic. a lovely walk along the Castlereagh River where you will see weathered rock overhangs that 'drip' water all year round. Along the way there are beautiful clear rock pools to have a dip on a hot day. Across the road and up a bit you also can't miss the Hand On The Rocks