The name Mudgee, meaning ‘nest in the hills’, originates from the local Wiradjuri Aboriginal people.
Mudgee was first known for gold mining in the surrounding areas, Australian wool production, cattle and horse breeding. Steeped in history and exceptional wines, honey, olives, great food, art and culture have all made their mark in Mudgee.
Many of the Cellar Doors around Mudgee offer the unique opportunity to meet the magicians behind the grapes. Can also take a trip to Hill End, where, at the height of it’s great gold rush.
Have you ever tried the Viking drink, mead?, Enjoy tasting a variety of honeys, meads and seeing bees in action at Honey Haven. Does something a little more ‘hoppy’ excite you?
Enjoy stunning views with an afternoon glass of wine and a local food grazing plate at Lowe Wines.
The best experiences and more..
“Wonderful staff will explain their wines and once done, check out the sheep for which the winery is named for. We were fortunate enough to visit when they had many lamb” – jvandam2017
THE DRIP GEORGE
The Drip’ is a towering sandstone cliff-face adorned with weeping grasses + ferns and dripping clear spring water into the river below (and a local favourite). “The Drip” picnic area is situated 50 km (30 mins) north of Mudgee on the Cassilis Rd (37km from Gulgong) + 10km past the village of Ulan. Turn right straight after the white cement bridge. Please note, no animals allowed.
“By far one of the prettiest cellar doors in Mudgee! Lowe is a must do if you are visiting the area! Staff are friendly and accommodating, wines are delicious and the venue itself just stunning! Perfection in a vineyard, its Lowe!” – Jassieg87
MUDGEE EXPLORER TOURS
“My guide for the afternoon was Alex, who is very passionate about the Mudgee region. Highly professional, informative and who customised the tour to my personal interests. I met the most wonderful wine makers, cellar door and generally decent lovely locals. Thank you!” – Ruth J
MUDGEE WINE & COUNTRY TOURS
Take a tour around the picturesque villages surrounding Mudgee where you can explore the area’s many attractions and lose yourself in its wealth of history. Many of the region’s attractions have a unique story to tell, and Terry, a born and bred local, is the ideal guide to tell them.
MUNGHORN GAP NATURE RESERVE
Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve is a particularly important place for Wiradjuri people. The second oldest nature reserve in Australia is steeped in Aboriginal heritage. It protects an area of sandstone pagoda country where striking natural rock formations jut from the bushland-like ancient ruins.
THE CELLAR BY GILBERT
“Cellar by Gilbert is an absolute must when you visit Mudgee. The food is simply amazing. The wine is fabulous. The ambience is something you just have to experience. The whole experience is in one word “perfect”. Thank you Gilbert family and staff!” – Dallas R.
MUDGEE HONEY HEAVEN
The Mudgee Honey Haven is one of Mudgee’s premier tourist attractions. With the widest selection of honeys available you can taste trial each variety before you decide on your favourites. The kids can have a great time with a game of putt putt on our new 18 hole course, and seeing our beehives humming with activity while you relax in our cafe for lunch.
BAKER WILLIAMS DISTILLERY
“A fantastic find with a great selection of amazing spirits. Gin, schnapps many varieties. Butterscotch schnapps were amazing, hubby loved the gin, lemon Myrtle schnapps making too Highly recommended Staff were amazing” – orinoco72
“Congratulations on the win Well deserved. The gallery and cafe is a great representation of the region’s creativity. The Paleo cafe menu is short but everything is very tasty. Great coffee” – A tripAdvisor Member