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Mudgee sits around a 3-and-a-half-hour drive northwest of Sydney. To reach Sydney or Mudgee, you will experience a picturesque drive through the Blue Mountains National Park, with Wollemi National Park a possible detour depending on the direction you are travelling. Other national parks surround Mudgee, so when flying straight into Mudgee via the Mudgee Airport, located a 10-15 minute drive outside the CBD, there are still plenty of options if you want to visit one of New South Wales' stunning national parks.
The name of the game in Mudgee is wilderness and wine. Mudgee is also surrounded by wineries situated in the wine region of New South Wales and on the banks of the Cudgegong River. You will find many award-winning wineries just a stone's throw away from the Mudgee CBD. The winemaking history of Mudgee stretches back to the 1850s, and there are now more than 40 wineries, each family-owned. These wineries serve all types of wine, from merlot and chardonnay, to cabernet sauvignon and everything in between. It doesn't matter what your drop of choice is; the wineries are diverse enough that you will find something to enjoy. If wine isn't your drink of choice, there are some excellent craft beers and spirits available in one of the many restaurants in town.
Mudgee has a wide range of dining options, from high-quality fine dining, to casual pub meals, all using the fantastic produce of the region. Mudgee also has a wide range of shopping options to exercise some retail therapy, with many boutique shops offering one of a kind goods, as well as larger retail outlets.
One of the great attributes of having your own rental car is you can enjoy tours at your own pace. Mudgee has many heritage-listed colonial buildings. Take a self-driving tour of the main streets. These tree-lined heritage streets have many colonial buildings such as churches and post offices that are very well preserved.
No matter where you decide to stay, with a car hire, everything is close by. There are many accommodation options, from hotels to staying in one of the winery guesthouses. Take a tour of the Mudgee Museum and Historical Society. The museum is home to over 60,000 items that tell the story of Mudgee and the region.
Take a tour of Australia's newest regional art gallery in the Mudgee Arts Precinct. The 8.1 million dollar facility is free to enter. The centre is home to state of the art gallery spaces that display a wide range of art. It is a great first stop in Mudgee as the site also includes Mudgee Region Tourism and free WiFI. The space is also just a short distance from Lawson Park by the river.
Lawson Park is a great way to get your nature fix without having to leave the city (although with a rental car, we recommend you do). Take a picnic and enjoy lunch down by the river.
Mudgee is surrounded by national parks, particularly to the east; you will find both Goulburn River National Park and the must-visit Wollemi National Park. Wollemi is just over an hour's drive from Mudgee and makes a perfect day trip from the town. Wollemi is the largest declared wilderness area in NSW and, as such, offers many nature activities, from hiking, bike riding, kayaking, bird and animal watching and more.