In the quaint heritage town of Rylstone, via the famous Bylong Valley Way, a broad range of exceptionally tasty modern food awaits. Fast becoming known for its wineries, yum cha + tea house, olive estates and local gastronomic delights, Rylstone is sure to impress the fussiest of foodies. All this, coupled with some of the most spectacular scenery in the region, we guarantee you will be surprised and delighted with what you find.
Rylstone’s charming 19th century photographic streetscape was settled in the 1830’s, making it one of the oldest settlements west of the Great Dividing Range. With many public houses, churches and private residences throughout the town made of local sandstone, it’s worth taking the time to wander the streets and capture its essence.
The town also acts as a gateway to the World Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park and the beautiful Bylong Valley, boasting some of the most spectacular natural heritage in the region. So nature-lovers, get your hiking boots on and explore the nearby wonders including Dunns Swamp and Ferntree Gully.
Growing each year in its popularity, the main street of Rylstone is also home to the district’s premier annual event ‘StreetFeast’ in November. Louee Street closes to traffic and opens to festival-goers, with a street market celebrating local food, produce, wine, art and craftwork. Settle into the afternoon with a long table long lunch surrounded by friends and locals, where live music and an electric atmosphere blends perfectly with the street scene.
Take a stroll around this must-visit town to browse boutique shops, enjoy a leisurely lunch or sip an ice cold beer at one of the local pubs. You may like to spend the afternoon at our boutique wine bar tasting locally produced wine, or jump in the car to take in a scenic drive or visit a nearby vineyard. One thing’s for sure, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Rylstone.
Why visit Mudgee Region?
Just a three and half hour road trip, or 50 minute flight, from Sydney you’ll find an ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Whether you’re looking for the romance of a country escape, a place to celebrate with friends or a desire to explore our region’s heritage you will find a great range of lodging options, making Mudgee Region the obvious choice for your next getaway. There’s such diversity in the region: a great mix of restaurants, pubs, clubs all with different offerings. Art has grown over the last few years with galleries, museums, sculptures in the parks; attracting artists from all over the world. Our world-class wines and wineries offer so many different varieties to suit every palate with the winemaker themselves, in most cases, on-hand to enhance the experience.