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Magical Mudgee

Streetscape, MudgeeCREDIT: Destination NSW

The streets of Mudgee are lined with historic buildings.

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Magical
Mudgee

Streetscape, Mudgee CREDIT: Destination NSW

The streets of Mudgee are lined with historic buildings.

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Take a walking tour 

A stroll through the main streets of Mudgee will instantly connect you to the town’s past. Some of the more fascinating buildings have a story to tell — Mudgee Post Office was built in 1862 and was one of the state’s first major country post offices; while the red-brick clock tower at the top end of Market Street is a war memorial dedicated to those who served and fell in World War II. Cobb & Co Court Boutique Hotel, built in the 1850s and one of the town’s oldest buildings, was originally used as an overnight stopping point for the Cobb & Co coaches that provided early transport in the region. 

Art lovers should wander through Lawson Park, on the banks of the Cudgegong River. It’s host to a wonderful sculpture walk featuring a permanent display of work from local and visiting artists. The collection is added to each year following the annual Sculptures in the Garden competition, which is held in October within the beautiful grounds of Rosby Wines & Guesthouse and attracts more than 200 entries.  

Enjoy a fresh outlook 

There are a couple of ways to see Mudgee from a different perspective. From Flirtation Hill Lookout, a five-minute drive from town centre and once a favoured destination for couples, you can take in panoramic views of the entire town. For a truly spectacular local experience, book in a hot-air-balloon flight with Balloon Aloft and see the town and its lush surrounds from 600m above. Flights ascend into the sky as the sun rises; after an hour of smooth sailing and a soft landing, it’s time to enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast and a glass of champagne. 

Follow the wine trail 

Mudgee has played a significant role in the Australian wine story, with its grape-growing history dating back to 1858. There are more than 100 grape growers and some 41 wineries in the region. Gilbert Family Wines is a great place to start. This family-owned winery is run by fifth-generation winemaker Simon Gilbert and his son Will, both of whom are passionate about fine wine, heritage and local produce. The Cellar by Gilbert, the winery’s tasting room, offers tastings of current and museum-release wines, seasonal shared menus and a wine masterclass.

De Beaurepaire Wines is a single-estate vineyard and boutique producer of French-style wines. The historic cellar door is located in 170-year-old stables and offers sweeping views of the vineyards — it’s a serene spot to savour wine tastings and grazing boards.  

At Logan Wines, the inspired glass-box tasting room is perched on the side of a hill, allowing you to enjoy fine wines, cheese and antipasto plates with uninterrupted views across the vineyard.  

Mudgee Highlights CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy world class food and wine experiences in Mudgee.

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Mudgee Highlights CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy world class food and wine experiences in Mudgee.

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Logan Wines, Mudgee CREDIT: Amber Hooper

Enjoy a glass of wine and the scenic country views from Logan Wines in Mudgee.

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Logan Wines, Mudgee CREDIT: Amber Hooper

Enjoy a glass of wine and the scenic country views from Logan Wines in Mudgee.

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Go gourmet 

Part of the comprehensive Lowe Family Wine Co. offering, The Zin House is an organic and biodynamic restaurant featuring extensive kitchen gardens and orchards surrounded by farmland. This award-winning restaurant offers special dining experiences and the pace here is relaxed — take time to wander through the gardens before lunch or dinner is served. 

Can’t decide where to wine or dine? Let Country Escape Tours make the decisions for you. The three-hour Breakfast Wine Tasting Tour starts in a beautiful vineyard, with a gourmet breakfast highlighting local produce and a wine-tasting tour around Mudgee. The Twilight Wine & Tapas Tour includes visits to two wineries, with delicious tapas served up as the sun goes down. 

If you’d love to pick up some new skills, The Little Cooking School, a 15-minute drive out of town, offers classes suited to all levels of experience. Create a three-course seasonal menu then enjoy lunch and matching wines.  

Sleep in serenity 

Luxury is easy to come by in Mudgee. Although just minutes from the centre of Mudgee, Evanslea feels a world away, with its tranquil riverside setting inviting you to relax and recharge. Built in the 1860s, the main house sleeps eight, with four one-bedroom cottages providing couples with cosy escape options. There’s an outdoor swimming pool and bespoke packages include in-room massages and private wine-tasting experiences.  

Perry Street Hotel has provided the historic 1862 Mechanic Institute with a new purpose, giving the two-storey building a contemporary vibe and providing 13 stunning suites just a stone’s throw from Mudgee’s dining and shopping precinct.  

If you’re seeking total seclusion, book one of the three luxury cabins at Kundalini Lodge, a 25-minute drive out of town. Set on 10 hectares and surrounded by rolling hills, deep valleys and beautiful views, each one-bedroom cabin includes all you need for a romantic escape. The Celestine and Rose Quartz cabins both have bathtubs set on outdoor decks, while Amethyst has a jacuzzi — fill your champagne glasses and relax under the dazzling country skies.  

Gilbert Family Wines, Mudgee CREDIT: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying a wine tasting experience at Gilbert Family Wines, Mudgee.

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Gilbert Family Wines, Mudgee CREDIT: Destination NSW

Couple enjoying a wine tasting experience at Gilbert Family Wines, Mudgee.

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The Zin House, Eurunderee CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy a garden walk with chef and owner Kim Currie during the Kitchen Garden Monday Lunch experience at The Zin House, Eurunderee near Mudgee.

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The Zin House, Eurunderee CREDIT: Destination NSW

Enjoy a garden walk with chef and owner Kim Currie during the Kitchen Garden Monday Lunch experience at The Zin House, Eurunderee near Mudgee.

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