Mudgee Area, NSW
Situated some 260 kilometres north west of Sydney, Mudgee, (an Aboriginal name for Nest in the hills), is a mixture of undulating land to forested ranges, with the Cudgegong River flowing through. The nearby town of Gulgong, 28 kilometres to the north a testament to the gold mining era this narrow winding streets and building reminiscent of the gold rush days which made Gulgong famous. The town is home to the famous Henry Lawson Centre, a tribute to one of Australia’s best known poets, and the Gulgong Pioneers Museum, arguably the greatest collection of Australiana in existence.
The Mudgee region is a primary wine grape growing area with 28 cellar doors offering tastings of quality full bodied reds, newer varieties of lighter reds and some interesting whites. Another industry showing great growth is olives. The Mudgee district is also well known for its world class fine wool production and a substantial honey industry
A growing number of artisans are making the region home and producing fine art works, probably encouraged by the beautiful surrounds. There are nearby national parks for the bush walker, and historic towns such as Hill End, Sofala, Hargreaves, Windeyer and Rylstone close by.
The area is serviced by electric train service to Lithgow and then by CountryLink road coach daily through Mudgee. The airport has small commercial aircraft services daily from Sydney, and driving time from the Sydney CBD is approximately 3½ hours.
About Mudgee Area
- State: New South Wales