Mudgee is located three and a half hours north-west of Sydney and four hours west of Newcastle. A perfect weekend destination to unwind, get into a new adventure, and most of all to wine and dine.
Surrounded by beautiful national parks, wide open spaces, lush lands and vineyards, lakes and rivers, and fantastic weather, the Mudgee Region, located at the banks of Cudgegong River and should be in your next must-visit place in NSW. Apart from the countryside charm, Mudgee’s attraction comes from the beautiful town that exudes colonial gold rush era and pastoral history.
You’ll never run out of activities and discoveries in Mudgee NSW. Apart from vineyard tours and wine tastings, there’s a lot of outdoor adventures guests can do. Go kayaking at the Dunns Swamp, stargazing at the Mudgee Observatory, ride a horse at the horse riding center or take your adventure to new heights with hot air balloon rides in time for sunrise at Balloon Aloft. It’s a totally different sightseeing experience of Mudgee.
If you’re into antiques and hand-crafted products, don’t miss shopping in Mudgee too. Its local shops and boutiques hold many treasures from handmade crafts, antique products, gifting items and more.
Mudgee’s rich in natural and amazing produce which you can take advantage of from the various markets happening throughout the year. There’s a full list of Local Experiences you can explore, make sure to tick as much activities as you can.
Being the second largest wine producer in Australia, it’s no surprise that Mudgee Region has over 40-family-owned cellar-doors, plus breweries.
Go on one of the many wine tasting tours and vineyard visits or DIY your way around town and go directly to cellar-doors. What’s even more exciting is you can meet wine makers and vineyard owners in afterhours with intimate tasting session. Get exclusive access with Mudgee’s Food and Wine Month’s Meet the Maker event which happens in Spring.
The town is lined with amazing restaurants, cafes, and dining destinations. Among the favorites are Zin House and Pipeclay Pumphouse for degustation menus using organic and seasonal produce. There are also casual places serving good food, great wine and amazing music.
Mudgee has different types of accommodation to fit all requirements and budget. Five-star hotels, resorts, bed and breakfast, as well as homesteads. For those who want more space and privacy there are villas, cabins, cottages, and exclusive rentals. Want to camp out and be surrounded by nature, Mudgee has glamorous glamping and camp parks where you can setup your own tent.
With up to 80 annual events, festivals and sporting games there’s always something to look forward to when visiting Mudgee.
There’s the large festivals and sporting events such as Flavours of Mudgee, Wine and Food Month, Mudgeeque, Sunset Sounds and Mudgee Classic. Then there are art exhibitions, art classes, pottery classes, cooking classes, wine school and more. Not to be missed of course are the regular markets, Friday and Sunday sessions that covers food, music and drinks in various pubs, hotels and restaurants.