Perched in the fertile Cudgegong River Valley, Mudgee is a town found in the central western portion of New South Wales. Fine wines are created in this destination known as “Nest in the Hills”. From its historical heritage to over 40 wineries such as the Red Clay Estate, Mudgee is a hidden holiday spot that must be discovered.
- Taronga Western Plains Zoo
- Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve
- Mudgee Museum
- Visit Petersons Wines, a boutique Australian winery
- Tour Broombee Organic Wines
- Attend the annual Wine Festival held in September
Mudgee not only has the perfect climate for visiting, but for growing grapes as well. Average summer (December through February) temperatures range between 59°F and 104°F (15°C and 40°C); winter (June through August) temperatures range between 27°F and 59°F (-3°C and 15°C). The average annual rainfall is 27 inches (686 mm).
Getting There & Around
Getting to Mudgee can be done by car, train, bus or direct flights from Sydney to Mudgee Airport. The car drive is scenic and well worth the trip using state routes 40 and 86. CityRail takes visitors by train to Lithgow and then runs to Mudgee.
In town, there is a local bus service for reaching many of the attractions. However, to explore the wineries and surrounding areas, a hired car is needed. Tour packages are another good way to discover the region and can be obtained at the tourism office in town.