At only 3.5 hours
drive north west of Sydney and nestled within the beautiful Cudgegong River
Valley this town of 8,500 people are justifiably proud of their regional produce.
Mouth watering wines, fine merino sheep's wool, dairy products, fruit, Lucerne
hay, honey and many other high quality produce come from this fertile region.
It also sits within a region of goldrush and rural
booms, and where colonial history still shapes the towns in the form
of heritage buildings, museums, galleries, memorial tributes to the
poet and writer Henry Lawson, gold fossicking, and watching sheep
A wine producing region for over 100 years, June is an opportune
time to visit Mudgee for the Wine and Food Fair or in September for
the Huntington Festival which fuses local food and wine with classical
town was originally home to the Wiradjuri aboriginal tribe. Mudgee comes from
their language and means "Nest in the Hills". Settlers and aboriginals came into
conflict once white settlement began in the region around the 1820's.
was gazetted in 1838 and within a few years had developed into a sizeable
village. It wasn't until gold was discovered in 1851 by Edward Hargraves that
the town boomed. Thousands of people flocked to the area to try their luck in
towns such as Gulgong, Hill End and Windeyer. Mudgee became the main supply town
for the miners.
Check out our listing of Mudgee accommodation
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.