Rich in wine, heritage, and wilderness like none other, Mudgee is a little escape you’ll find outside of Sydney. Situated alongside the Cudgegong River, Mudgee offers a quaint experience that will dazzle your senses in several adventures of your choosing.

The region is centred among agriculture, particularly surrounding the cultivation of wine. For this reason, you’ll soon find food to be a key focal point in Mudgee. Head to any number of wineries in the area, including Robert Stein Winery, Huntington Estate, or Low Wines. If you visit during spring, the Mudgee Wine and Food Festival celebrates the combination of food and wine central to the town. If wine isn’t quite your thing, opt for the Mudgee Brewing Company instead for other locally produced beverages and meals.

Historically, the mining for gold played a large role in the development of Mudgee which is why you’ll find the streets lined with heritage buildings and old architecture. Mudgee also serves as the entrance to Wollemi National Park. This region is a World-Heritage listed site with plenty of endangered and ancient species. You may even find yourself in a hot-air balloon as a popular way to see the entire countryside at sunrise.

For other fun activities head to Mudgees Honey Haven for some locally produced honey, watch the stars at night at the Mudgee Observatory, or explore any number of vineyards. In town, you’ll find explosive culinary eats thanks to all the fresh produce in the area.