Surrounded by the wonders of world heritage listed wilderness, the Capertee Valley is the world’s second largest canyon.
Sandstone cliffs dominate the escarpment, drawing down into a deep chasm carved into the environment over millions of years.
With tranquil vistas and serene mountain landscapes the Capertee Valley is abundant in flora and fauna, providing the perfect opportunity to encounter nature in a natural environment. Under the sandstone layer stretches an enormous layer of coal and oil shale.
Rising majestically out of the valley floor is a monolith in size and spectacle. The impressive peak, Pantoney’s Crown, beckons the keen walker to climb its summit. From the top is a 360 degree panorama of the dramatic breathtaking valley.
Capertee campground in Capertee National Park is a great place to set up a campsite for birdwatching or walking. To find out more, or make a booking, visit www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Why Visit the 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.
Featured this Month
Evanslea Luxury Boutique Accommodation
You can’t beat Evanslea’s 5 star location, accommodation + ambience for your next escape to Mudgee. All seasons are covered with poolside + riverside in summer or fireside in the winter + all year-round luxurious comfort and privacy.
First Ridge Wines
A relaxed tasting experience that offers alternate variety wines, in a friendly, modern and striking environment. No bookings required and no tasting fees on their regular premium range.
Woolpack Hotel Mudgee
Mudgee’s place of good times. Enjoy craft beers, local wines and house made cocktails. Take a seat with footpath dining, beer garden or inside in the dining area. With live music every weekend + friendly faces, you can’t beat the country hospitality at The Woolpack Hotel.
Gulgong Masterclass Series – May 2021
Under the guidance of four renowned artists and storytellers, explore the heritage towns of Gulgong, Mudgee, Hill End + Rylstone through the eyes of its artists, artisans + creators. Embark on one of four week-long programs, each with its own unique theme and highly revered guest facilitator.
Alby and Esthers
eat. drink. relax. discover. Relax and unwind in the picturesque courtyard at Alby and Esthers – serving fresh, local seasonal fare, boutique roasted coffee, and a wide selection of local wines.
Elephant Mountain Wines
“Wine is poetry in a bottle” come and experience Elephant Mountain Wines’ kind of poetry and sample award winning wines in a beautiful setting at their modern cellar door overlooking Mudgee’s lovely country side.
Rylstone Olive Press
Rylstone olives are grown in the beautiful Central Tablelands of New South Wales. These olives are then pressed within six hours of harvest on the very same day, guaranteeing you the finest and freshest extra virgin olive oil that is full of flavour. Get in touch directly for open times + guided tours.
The Little Cooking School and accommodation
Look no further for your next foodie weekend away. Immerse yourself in a regional cooking experience paired with stylish accommodation sleeping up to 8 located right on the doorstep of Mudgee’s Cellar doors + vineyards.
Vinifera is home to award-winning Spanish varietals and delicious local produce. Visit the cellar door and enjoy a unique tasting experience whilst soaking in the sweeping views across the vineyard to the hills beyond.