Far from the bustling crowds, Gulgong invites you to embark on a journey through its hidden gems. This meticulously preserved town is a testament to the gold rush era, boasting heritage-listed buildings and cobblestone streets that transport you back in time. This walking itinerary explores the sights of Gulgong, from its quaint local shops to its captivating museums, excellent pubs, cafés and awe-inspiring galleries, promising an unforgettable experience blending the best of old-world charm and contemporary comfort.
The Miner's Cottage Tea Room is located in a renovated cottage on the Red Hill Mining Precinct where gold was first found. The Miner's Cottage Tea…
The Miner's Cottage Tea Room is located in a renovated cottage on the Red Hill Mining Precinct where gold was first found. The Miner's Cottage Tea Rooms is the ideal spot to start your Gulgong holiday experience!
On 2 April 1870, Tom Saunders discovered gold on Red Hill and so began what has often been referred to as ‘the last of the poor man’s gold rushes’. By June of that year, 500 people were on the Gulgong gold fields, and by 1872, when the first official census was taken, it was estimated that the population of Gulgong and its satellite villages was approximately 20 000.
Gulgong Gold Experience is located on the exact location of the first gold find in Gulgong in 1870. The Gulgong Gold Experience has been excavated…
Gulgong Gold Experience is located on the exact location of the first gold find in Gulgong in 1870. The Gulgong Gold Experience has been excavated into the slopes of Red Hill and incorporates the original commissioned tile mural that was erected in 1988 depicting the gold leads of the Gulgong. This interesting building serves as the information hub for the facility and houses detailed audio and visual displays of Gulgong’s gold history. On entry, visitors are given an insight into life on the gold fields with the enlarged Holtermann photograph of a puddling scene, along with an original dray.
The underground theme is carried on through the replica underground mining tunnel which is tunnelled into the back wall with interesting features to explore and stories to be told.
Once above ground, the examples of quartz rock, the view down the original mine shaft and the tranquil view over Red Hill, form part the Gulgong Gold Experience.
For those who are a little more adventurous, gold panning is available. Gravel from local gold bearing creeks is brought in regularly and panning equipment is free to ticketed visitors.
The Gulgong Holtermann Museum is a contemporary museum housed in two beautifully restored 1870s Gulgong gold rush buildings. These two buildings…
The Gulgong Holtermann Museum is a contemporary museum housed in two beautifully restored 1870s Gulgong gold rush buildings. These two buildings along with many others were photographed in 1872 and are now part of the Holtermann Collection of photographs which are United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed.
The Gulgong Holtermann Museum has worked closely with the State Library of NSW to have this digitised collection displayed on interactive touchscreens and mounted photographs throughout the museum. Visitors are able to become immersed in the unique photographic history of Sydney, Melbourne, Gulgong, and its surrounding areas.
It is now possible to take history onto the streets of Gulgong. Simply scan a QR code to download a free narrated Interactive Street Trail to enjoy our rich photographic history.
Children's interactive touchscreens include puzzles, which are excellent tools for school groups and fun for visiting families.
This Museum is a must when visiting the Mudgee region.
The Prince Of Wales Opera House is the oldest still-operating Opera House in the Southern Hemisphere. It was built in 1871 by John Hart Cogden. This…
The Prince Of Wales Opera House is the oldest still-operating Opera House in the Southern Hemisphere. It was built in 1871 by John Hart Cogden. This classic building is now owned by the Gulgong Amateur Musical and Dramatical Society. Dame Nelly Melba has performed on its stage, several generations have seen their first theatrical production under this historic roof.
Located in the heart of historic Gulgong within the beautiful Mudgee wine region, they have been welcoming guests since 1872 with their renowned…
Located in the heart of historic Gulgong within the beautiful Mudgee wine region, they have been welcoming guests since 1872 with their renowned hospitality.
Classically country and a little quirky, The Prince of Wales delivers on all levels. Fabulous food, award-winning accommodation, cold beverages, and warm hearts. It’s the perfect place to stay whilst you explore Gulgong’s charming history.
Proudly owned and run by the Ellis family since 1976, the Prince of Wales Hotel continues to welcome and captivate visitors with old world charm and character.
If you visit one pub during your visit to the Mudgee Region, this has to be it!
Wear It Outt is situated in the historical town of Gulgong NSW.Visiting Gulgong in the Mudgee region of country NSW is like taking a trip right…
Wear It Outt is situated in the historical town of Gulgong NSW.
Visiting Gulgong in the Mudgee region of country NSW is like taking a trip right through regional Australia in the 19th century. This former gold mining town still feels like it might have in the 1870s when people came here seeking quick fortunes.
Gulgong is home to around 130 National Trust-listed buildings, many complete with their original verandas and iron-lace balconies.
Wear It Outt accommodates one of the National trust buildings known to be one of the many drinking holes in the 1800s.
Their range of gorgeous handmade children's clothing made locally in Mudgee.
Wear It Outt are passionate about providing affordable, on-trend inclusive fashion options to women from size 6 - 26.
Ladies-wear are sourced from Australia's top leading suppliers. Locally made jewellery, candles, bath bombs and lip balms.
So, come visit Gulgong where gold fever struck the region and horse and carts wondered the streets in 1870.
The Gallery Gulgong is a place for local art and craft, unique gifts, and souvenirs of your visit to historic Gulgong . A small town located in…
The Gallery Gulgong is a place for local art and craft, unique gifts, and souvenirs of your visit to historic Gulgong . A small town located in country NSW, Gulgong originated from the Gold Rush era but the region is famous for its potters, artisans and crafts-people.
The Gallery is located in one of Gulgong’s many heritage buildings with local artisans featuring fine art, woodwork, photography, hand-crafted porcelain dolls, pottery, jewellery, hand poured fragrant soy candles, textiles, locally made jams and marmalade, and much more! Every day they open one of their talented artisans will be on duty to greet you.
Come visit The Gallery Gulgong, there are lots of things to see and do when visiting Gulgong, such as touring the town’s historic sites, winery visits, wonderful old pubs and museums.
Please contact the business or visit their website for the most up to date information regarding opening times.
Built in 1872 the Centennial Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Gulgong. Having its presence on Australia’s first $10 note is really just the…
Built in 1872 the Centennial Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in Gulgong.
Having its presence on Australia’s first $10 note is really just the start of the story. Since 1872 The Centennial has been the stopping of place for travelers, musicians, jockeys, coal-miners and more.
With a warm regard for good times and forever beating to its own drum, The Centennial is a local's pub with a welcome tone. Expect the best, cold beer, home cooked goodness and the odd chance of Saturday night fireworks to excite and delight all types of patrons!
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