Mudgee, NSW

268km north-west of Sydney, that’s just a 3.5 hour drive or 45 minute flight!

Find your new favourite place to grab a drink with 35+ family-owned cellar doors, a distillery and 3 breweries. Eat + Treat yourself to our local produce. Potter around our boutique local shopping precinct and find hidden gems exploring our heritage.

Why visit Mudgee Region?

If you’ve been here already, you’ll know culinary passion runs deep, with Mudgee, NSW now a household name among foodies across Australia. And for those of you who are yet to visit, allow us to set the scene. Mudgee has a rich pastoral history reflected in its heritage streetscapes which are wide and tree-lined, just as you would imagine a refined country town to look like.

From the fertile farmland surrounds comes great local produce available at cafés and restaurants in town, farm gate tours, cellar doors + epicurean outlets. With a continuous history of winemaking since the 1850s, Mudgee is the third largest grape-producing region in NSW. It’s from this rich source that our chefs + winemakers draw inspiration, certain to delight your palate

Many ‘tree changers’ now call Mudgee home, taking a slice of their city life and gently connecting it with the authenticity of the country. What this means to you, our guest, is that you have an abundance of sophisticated yet earthy experiences to indulge in. With a range of breathtaking natural attractions, delectable wine and scrumptious local produce, events to excite, an impressive boutique + chic shopping precinct, lush golf courses and picturesque streetscapes, it’s time you jumped in the car or hopped on a train or a plane to visit Mudgee. You won’t be disappointed.

And let’s face it, one visit just isn’t enough. You’ll be sure to impress your mates at your next dinner party when you expertly pair Mudgee produce with Mudgee wine, so you may just find yourself returning to restock sooner than you think.

Did you know?

  • The name Mudgee is derived from the Wiradjuri term Moothi, meaning ‘Nest in the hills’.
  • Mudgee is now recognised as an RV (recreational vehicle) friendly region. Learn more

Locals guide to Mudgee

  • You will find a wide selection of choices if you are after a drink with 35+ family owned cellar doors, a distillery + 3 breweries
  • Treat yourself to our famous (and delectable) local produce
  • Meet local artisans at our monthly Farmer’s Markets; go on a Farm Walk tour
  • Enjoy a long leisurely meal at one of our many cafés, pubs, restaurants and wine bars
  • Absorb the heritage of our town by strolling the streets or at the local museum + art galleries (take a selfie or two)
  • Indulge in a sophisticated café culture and boutique shopping precinct
  • Embrace the romance of our region by hosting your next event or planning your perfect destination wedding

Why Visit the Mudgee Region?

In Mudgee 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 or a place to celebrate with friends, or have 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.

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Where is Mudgee, NSW?

Mudgee is situated in the central-western region of New South Wales, Australia. Surrounded by picturesque landscapes and renowned for its vineyards and historic charm, Mudgee is approximately 270 kilometres northwest of Sydney.

How far is Mudgee from Sydney, New South Wales?

The distance between Sydney and Mudgee is approximately 270 kilometres. The scenic drive from Sydney to Mudgee takes around 3.5hours, making it a convenient and enjoyable road trip for those seeking a break from the bustling city life.

What is there to do in Mudgee?

Mudgee offers a diverse range of activities for visitors. Explore the award-winning wineries and vineyards, indulge in wine tastings, take a hot air balloon ride for panoramic views, explore the historic streets, and enjoy outdoor adventures in the nearby national parks. Mudgee provides a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration.

What is there to see in Mudgee?

In Mudgee, you can discover colonial architecture in the historic streets, explore the vibrant arts scene, and witness the breath taking landscapes that surround the region. Don't miss the chance to visit local landmarks, museums, and galleries that showcase Mudgee's rich cultural heritage.

What's on in Mudgee?

Mudgee hosts a variety of events throughout the year. From wine festivals and food events to cultural celebrations and outdoor activities, there's always something happening in Mudgee. Check the local events calendar to plan your visit and ensure you don't miss out on the vibrant happenings in town. For the most up to date information on events & happenings, check out our what's on site.

What's the weather like in Mudgee?

Mudgee experiences a temperate climate. Summers are warm, with temperatures ranging from 12°C to 32°C or higher, while winters are cool, with temperatures ranging from below 0°C to 15°C. Check the current weather conditions before your visit to pack accordingly for a comfortable stay.

What sort of accommodation is there in Mudgee?

Mudgee offers a diverse range of accommodation options to suit every traveller's preferences. From boutique hotels and charming bed and breakfasts to self-contained cottages and luxury resorts, Mudgee caters to various budgets and tastes. It's advisable to book in advance, especially during peak seasons, to secure the ideal accommodation for your stay in this enchanting town. Check out our accommodation page for more information.

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