Embrace the History

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The Mudgee Region is steeped in history and what better way to understand its heritage than by visiting the local museums?

In Kandos, the Kandos Museum provides a glimpse into the industrial heart of the region, once home to the largest cement works in the Southern Hemisphere. The stories and artifacts here paint a vivid picture of the town's role in Australia's development.

Moving on to Rylstone, you can step back in time at the Rylstone Historical Society Museum. This museum showcases the town's past with a collection that includes vintage clothing, photographs, and equipment from bygone days.

The Mudgee Museum is housed in a series of historic buildings. Exhibits range from the fascinating geological specimens to the personal effects of the people who shaped the towns colonial history.

No winter holiday in the Mudgee Region is complete without a visit to Gulgong and a visit to the Gulgong Holtermann Museum, Gulgong Pioneers Museum and the Henry Lawson Centre. Here, you'll find one of the most comprehensive collections of Australiana, including memorabilia from the gold rush era that defines much of Gulgong's identity.

Explore the Great Outdoors

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The Mudgee Region’s picturesque landscape is a playground for nature lovers and hikers. Choose from a range of bushwalking trails, each offering a unique adventure. From easy strolls to challenging hikes, families can explore native flora and fauna, spot wildlife and discover hidden gems that are only accessible by foot. It’s a chance to disconnect from technology and reconnect with the natural world.

Explore the beauty of Mudgee and its surroundings effortlessly with Ezyride E-Bike Hire. Discover hidden gems, vineyards and scenic vistas as you ride through the region’s picturesque landscapes. Ezyride E-Bike Hire offer a fun and eco-friendly way to explore the area at your own pace.

Create Memories

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Delve into the world of bees and honey at Honey Haven, a delightful stop for families. Kids can discover the fascinating lives of bees. Taste a variety of honey flavours and learn about the crucial role bees play in pollination while gaining a deeper appreciation for nature’s intricate balance.

Chug along the Mudgee Miniature Railway, a miniature train experience that brings smiles to visitors of all ages. Set in a charming park, this attraction lets families enjoy a leisurely ride while taking in scenic views of the surrounding landscape. It’s an ideal way to bond with loved ones and create lasting memories against the backdrop of Mudgee’s beauty. The Miniature Railway operates every second Sunday.

As the day fades, the clear winter nights are perfect for stargazing. The region's low light pollution means the Milky Way is often visible to the naked eye, offering a celestial show that city dwellers rarely get to see. For budding astronomers and curious minds, the Mudgee Observatory is a must-visit destination. Located amidst serene surroundings, this observatory provides an opportunity to observe celestial wonders through high-powered telescopes. From the moon’s craters to distant galaxies, the night sky comes alive with the guidance of experienced astronomers who eagerly share their knowledge.

Get Arty!

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Indulge your artistic side at the Mudgee Arts Precinct, where creativity comes to life. Join local art classes and workshops to learn new skills or refine existing ones. These immersive experiences lets you explore various art forms, under the guidance of talented local artists.

Take a stroll along the banks of the Cudgegong River in Lawson Park West and view the Lawson Park Sculpture Walk to see a range of sculptures created using a variety of materials and techniques that enhance the aesthetic appeal of the park with its picturesque backdrop of riverbank.

Taste the regions finest

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With over 35 boutique cellar doors, distilleries and breweries, the Mudgee Region has plenty of options that cater to families. From outdoor play equipment, farm animals and plenty of wide open space to run and play, we have something to keep everyone in the family happy!

Plan your visit to include a Farm Walk, where you experience a guided walk to explore and appreciate everything our local working farms have to offer. Farm Walks run on the third Sunday of the month, Take a Farm Walk at Lowe Family Wine Co and meet their animals along the way – like our emus, horses, chickens, and sheep. This is a great way to explore the property and learn how the animals play a role in their sustainable agricultural program.

For cheese connoisseurs and foodies, a visit to High Valley Cheese is a must. Witness the craftsmanship that goes into creating artisanal cheeses and sample a delectable array of flavours.

Taste local olive oil, pomegranates or something sweeter from our local chocolate makers. With an extensive range of local produce, the joy is meeting the producers and discovering their passion!

Travel Tips for the Perfect Winter Getaway

Mudgee Region Towns and Villages

To fully enjoy the Mudgee Region during the winter holidays it's essential to pack accordingly. The days can be sunny but temperatures drop as evening approaches, so layered clothing is ideal.

Whether you're delving into the historical depths of local museums or basking in the natural beauty of the Mudgee Region, your winter holidays here are sure to be memorable. With each town offering its unique flavour, travellers can find their own perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.