Nestled in the Cudgegong Valley of New South Wales, Mudgee cherishes its historic architecture, agriculture and thriving wine industry. Organic farm tours, cellar-door tasting rooms and cultivated urban parks, give Mudgee a unique rural charm.
Things to do in Mudgee
Mudgee has dozens of family-owned wine estates in the surrounding countryside. Many are within biking distance of one another, so make it an invigorating afternoon cycling through the farms and vineyards.
Some favourite wine-centric destinations are Lowe Wines with its cellar-door tastings and orchard trails, and Robert Stein Winery and Vineyard, home to a vintage-motorcycle museum and the acclaimed Pipeclay Pumphouse restaurant. Bring the family along to Short Sheep Micro-Winery, named after the miniature Babydoll Southdown sheep grazing within its vines and pastures.
Ready to explore the city? Head to the town centre to admire the Gothic Revival architecture at St Mary’s Catholic Church. You can stroll along the riverfront to relax at Lawson Park or have a picnic near the National Trust-listed band rotunda in Robertson Park. After sunset, settle in at Roth’s Wine Bar on Market Street for cocktails, light bites and live music.
Discover local earth offerings on the cafe veranda at Mudgee Honey Haven, which serves freshly creamed honey, aromatic meads and scones with jam and dairy cream. They also have a mini-golf course for the little ones. Leaning Oak Dairy offers its signature Baa Baa Blue cheeses and gives the kids free reign to romp outside and feed the goats.
Getting around Mudgee
You can rent a car in the city or at Mudgee Airport. Local bus services are available in town, but many visitors opt to rent a bike or join a tour group for visiting the wineries.