Destination Fast Facts – Mudgee

Situated on the banks of the meandering Cudgegong River, discover the perfect spot for a gourmet country adventure.

Location:         Mudgee is a small town located 268km northwest of Sydney in New South Wales Central West, on the banks of the meandering Cudgegong River.

Population:     10,923

Meaning:         The name Mudgee comes from a local aboriginal word meaning “nest in the hills”.

Known for:      Mudgee has developed as a wine producing region and wine manufacturing is a major part of its economy.

Top 5 Musts:  

Wine Tasting – With over 40 family-owned cellar doors producing a variety of wines and produce, the hardest choice will be which cellar door to visit first.

Mudgee Brewery – For locally made beers and hearty meals.

Mudgee Observatory – Mudgee’s night skies are a treat for stargazers. Marvel at the Milky Way Galaxy through a range of telescopes. There are night and day tours, as well as a theatre and flat screen planetarium.

Wollemi National Park – this world heritage listed park offers a dramatic setting for scenic walks, swimming, canoeing and camping,

Mudgee Food & Wine Festival – Throughout this month-long celebration, there are loads of events for you to enjoy. Many of which are hosted across cellar doors with live music, delectable lunches, exquisite dinners and public tastings.