Things to do in Mudgee

things to do in mudgee

The Mudgee Region epitomises rustic charm, vineyards, rolling green hills, exquisite food and delectable wine. 

The town of Mudgee and surrounds offer visitors of all ages a wide and diverse range of things to do. Mudgee is three hours (260km) north-west of Sydney with Mudgee Holiday Park provides the perfect base to explore the diversity of the region including wineries, restaurants, markets, concerts, festivals and so much more.

Offering the discerning traveller a chance to reset their senses, and a taste of what country living might be like, you’ll find Mudgee Region nestled in the hills. The region exudes country charm yet offers sophisticated food, wine, heritage and year-round event experiences. Enjoy the best of both worlds with a central township boasting boutique shopping and exquisite dining options surrounded by picturesque country landscapes and over 40 family owned wineries.

Mudgee is possibly best known as one of New South Wales’, and arguably Australia’s, best wine producing regions.  The temperate climate produces slow ripening grapes that make for robust wines.

With a strong gold rush heritage, charming country towns and even UNESCO World Heritage wilderness, the Mudgee region offers the best Country NSW has to offer. You can do a self-driving cellar door tour of your own or join an organised group.

In 2014 Mudgee was jointly named Australia’s Best Weekend Away Destination.

in 2021 Mudgee was ranked 10 by TripAdvisor in the top emerging destinations in the world

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Mudgee Town. (Source : Instagram)

Mudgee Town

Located on the banks of the Cudgegong River is Mudgee town. With elegant tree-lined streets and beautiful heritage buildings that reflect it’s pastoral history and colonial gold rush heritage, the town with flat streets and wide footpaths is a lovely place to walk or cycle.  Spend the day wandering through boutique shops, stop for a Devonshire tea before enjoying a leisurely lunch.

Mudgee Colonial Inn Museum: Headquarters of the Mudgee Histrical Society Inc., the museum has over 60,000 items displayed in several buildings including a 19th century hotel, early 20th century church and a replica slab hut.  Visit the Mudgee Colonial Inn Museum website »

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Prince of Wales Opera House, Gulgong. (Source Wikipedia)

Gulgong Town

A short drive from Mudgee is the colonial gold mining town of Gulgong. With 130 heritage listed buildings and Australia’s oldest Opera House, it’s certainly worth the 30-minute drive where you’ll pass beautiful pastoral country properties.

Gulgong Pioneers Museum: The museum features one of the finest collections of Australiana in the country. Located in the old Times Bakery and Produce Store, in the heart of historic Gulgong, the museum’s collection includes farming and mining equipment, domestic tools, horse drawn vehicles, early photographs,

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Clubhouse & restaurant, Mudgee Golf Club. (Source: Mudgee Golf Club)

Mudgee Golf Club

A short walk from Mudgee Holiday Park, the Mudgee Golf Club is 80 acres of beautiful grounds of manicured greens, undulating fairways and intimidating hazards.  The course is a delight to walk around both visually and as a test of golfing excellence. Australian eucalypts, elms etc. line the undulating fairways and are a natural sanctuary to a myriad of native Australian birds. Large, gently sloping grass greens allow for multiple pin placements, whilst the championship tees are strategically positioned to test individual skill levels.  There is a modern clubhouse that features a fantastic restaurant offering indoor & alfresco areas, all with uninterrupted views of the magnificent golf course. It is the perfect venue where you can relax and enjoy superb food and wine.

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Dunns Swamp, Wollemi National Park. (Source: National Parks NSW)

Wollemi National Park

The heritage-listed Wollemi National Park is a casual 3-hour drive from Mudgee Holiday Park.  With its dramatic setting of scenic canyons, towering cliffs, wild rivers and scenic forests, Wollemi National Park is the perfect place to escape from city life with beautiful scenic walks, swimming and canoeing. The region was made world-famous with the discovery of the rare and endangered Wollemi pine which dates back to the time of the dinosaurs.

Bring your kayak (or hire one) and explore Dunns Swamp, a part of the Great Blue Mountains World Heritage area.  You’ll wind through striking rock formations, stunning sandstone gorges and picturesque woodlands. Southern Cross Kayaking offers tours or equipment, which allows you to appreciate the unique beauty of this place from the water!

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Mudgee Honey Haven

Mudgee Honey Haven offers something for the whole family. Watch bees hard at work and sample their delicious honey produce.  There is also Putt Putt golf, the Honey Haven Cafe and a wide range of honey and local produce to sample and purchase.

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Mudgee Observatory

A visit to Mudgee Observatory can be both entertaining and educational for the whole family. It’s here, that the night skies can be viewed as they were meant to be viewed! The theatre and flat screen planetarium run several features on the night sky and the Sun as well as many programs on space missions. A good variety of telescopes and binoculars are available for our visitors to use as well as conducted tours of the night sky.

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Dubbo Zoo (Western Plains Zoo)

Located in Dubbo, just an hours drive from Mudgee Holiday Park, the Western Plains Zoo (also known as ‘Dubbo Zoo’) is home to hundreds of animals from around the world. A six kilometre circuit meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits. Enjoy the variety of daily talks, tours and animal encounters as well as the array of seasonal events and promotions.

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Lee Pinch Lookout

The easy walk along Lees Pinch lookout walking track offers spectacular views across the south and east of Goulburn River National Park. Once you have reached Lees Pinch Lookout, relax whilst you absorb the stunning and rugged that lies below from one of the three different viewing areas. The kids will enjoy spotting the variety of wildlife along the way!

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Want more things to do?

For more information about things to do in Mudgee and the surrounding areas, visit the Mudgee Visitors Centre website.

Mudgee Holiday Park – Cabin Accommodation and Camping Sites

At BIG4 Mudgee Holiday Park we offer a range of comfortable and affordable accommodation all conveniently located close to the centre of town and short drive from a diverse range of local attractions. We are the perfect base to explore everything the beautiful Mudgee region and country NSW has to offer.

BIG4 Mudgee Holiday Park is the perfect family holiday destination.

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