Family Activities in Mudgee Region

In the heart of the Central West, Mudgee unfolds as a treasure trove of family-friendly adventures. Families can explore spacious parks, engage in recreational activities, visit museums or simply relax under shaded areas while appreciating the peaceful surroundings. As you wander, heritage buildings in the region’s towns and villages offer glimpses into Mudgee’s rich past, making every walk both fun and educational.

Beyond its scenic beauty and historical allure, Mudgee offers a warm embrace to families even amidst its vineyards. Many wineries have tailored experiences ensuring that while adults savour the region's famed wines in the tasting rooms, the younger ones are equally entertained. So, whether it's wine tasting for the grown-ups or engaging activities for the little ones, visiting Mudgee promises a family getaway full of relaxation, education, and pure fun.

Local tips for the best family-friendly activities across Mudgee Region

  • Get wet at the Mudgee Water Park
  • Go wild at the Adventure Playground in Gulgong
  • Book the kids into an exhilarating tennis camp – or have a hit yourself with Premier Tennis
  • Gold panning at the Gulgong Gold Experience at Red Hill
  • Kayak or canoe at Ganguddy (formerly Dunns Swamp)
  • Go bushwalking and check out the Pagoda rock formations
  • Explore our local parks, feed ducks at Lawson Park or have fun on the play equipment in Robertson Park in Mudgee and Anzac Park or Apex Park in Gulgong
  • Throw a line in and jag a fish at Windamere Dam
  • Check out the local skate parks
  • Taste a wide range of yummy honey, discover your favourite flavour
  • Gold pan and fossick in Windeyer or Hill End; hire a gold pan or metal detector and try your luck!
  • Explore the southern night skies at the Mudgee Observatory
  • Travel back in time at one of our many heritage museums
  • Take a ride at the Mudgee Miniature Railway
  • Bushwalk at Munghorn Gap (keep count of how many types of birds you see), in the Goulburn River National Park, Ferntree Gully, The Drip or Wollemi National Park
  • Pack a picnic full of local produce and take it to a park or bushland and reconnect with nature
  • Taste our local cheeses – they’re delicious
  • See how olive oil is made and then put it to the taste test
  • Have a crack at a hole-in-one at putt putt golf or one of our scenic golf courses
  • Release your creativity and join a local art + craft workshop
  • Enjoy the thrill of a helicopter flight, for a bird’s eye view of our good-looking region
  • Book a horse riding lesson or trail ride
  • Take a dip at one of our pools in Gulgong, Kandos or Mudgee. Pools open on the last weekend in September and close on the last Sunday in April, open 7 days
  • Navigate the Mudgee Common mountain bike trails for some adventurous fun
  • See a live beehive display
  • Hire an electric bike and explore without effort, pollution or noise

FAQs

Are there any parks or natural attractions suitable for kids in Mudgee?

Certainly! Mudgee is blessed with natural beauty, with parks providing perfect spots for families to unwind. Places like Lawson Park and Robertson Park serve as just a few examples of serene settings where children can play and the whole family can enjoy a relaxed day out. Throughout the region there are many places where families can delve into nature, wander along scenic trails, and marvel at panoramic vistas. And for those interested in stargazing, the clear night sky in Mudgee offers a mesmerising view of the stars, making it a magical experience for both kids and adults.

Besides wine tasting, what local produce can families enjoy in Mudgee?

The Mudgee Region is a haven for food lovers. The region is renowned for its local produce, which includes fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and more. From freshly baked bread to artisanal cheeses and other delicacies, there's a culinary adventure awaiting every family in Mudgee.

Are Mudgee Region's vineyards and tasting rooms family-friendly?

Absolutely! Mudgee's vineyards are more than just wine-tasting hubs. Many of them are family-friendly, ensuring that everyone, regardless of age, has a memorable tasting room experience. Some vineyards also offer a kids menu, allowing the little ones to enjoy a delightful meal while the adults indulge in wine tasting.

Are there any farm experiences available for families in Mudgee?

Yes! Mudgee offers families an authentic glimpse into the joys of rural living through its farm stay opportunities. These immersive experiences allow children to dive into the day-to-day activities of a working farm—they can delight in feeding animals, experience the excitement of collecting fresh eggs, and even try their hand at gold panning. Beyond just fun, these activities provide valuable learning opportunities, teaching kids about agriculture, animal care, and the history of the region. It's a perfect blend of education, adventure, and wholesome family fun.

Are there any water-based activities or attractions for kids in Mudgee?

If you're specifically seeking family activities in the Mudgee Region that will cool you down, especially during the warmer months—we’ve got you covered! The water park at the Mudgee swimming pool is a popular spot, providing a refreshing escape with slides, pools, and various water activities that kids and adults alike can enjoy. Also, don’t forget to explore the region’s rivers and dams, where you can engage in activities like fishing, kayaking, or simply taking a dip.