"Mudgee Australia - a beautiful country town with fabulous wineries!"
Despite living in Sydney for several years, I only recently discovered Mudgee as part of our motor home trip in 2012.
What a gem of a place and I can say it is well worth the 4 hour drive from Sydney. I'd be tempted to stay 3 nights just to justify the journey though and provided you are happy to eat, drink, bush walk in the local national park and visit wineries, you won't get bored!
What To See And Do In Mudgee Australia
This is a quaint country town surrounded by beautiful scenery and fantastic wineries. Here are a few suggestions as to how you can spend your time:
- Take a stroll round the town and enjoy one of its many cafes - we liked Outside the Square on Mortimer Street - small but a lovely space. Or try The Quick Brown Fox for coffee and a slice of cake (Market Street)
- Visit one of the nearby National Parks - Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve is only half an hour from Mudgee and is teaming with bird life.
- Eat at one of the many restaurants. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and food at The Oriental. This is a pub with a good bistro. There is a nice outdoors setting, as well as funky booths. The best tables had already been reserved so might be worth booking ahead. It was full of locals (always a good sign) and came highly recommended from friends who live here.
The best reason to visit Mudgee Australia , apart from its laid back country charm, is its wineries.
Mudgee is probably most famous for its chardonnays and big Reds like Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. But new wine varieties like sangiovese are making the region infamous.
There are heaps to choose from but these are the ones we enjoyed the most:
- Steins Wines - pictured above. Fabulous wines, winner of the young wine maker of the year too. Lovely quaint cellar door and friendly staff. We enjoyed the reds but ended up with a couple of bottles of Riesling too.
- Lowe Family Wine - such a beautiful setting and a lovely smell of lavender. Good Organic wine is produced here.
- Robert Oatley - A historic site (one of the original wine makers from Germany used to be on this very site)
- Logan - save this one for a sunny day as the view from here over the Apple Flats is breathtaking. A great spot for a wedding!
- Mudgee Brewing Company - A great restaurant here and it is right in the centre of town
Where To Stay in Mudgee
The place that everyone seems to talk about is De Russie Suites - an old building that has been lovingly restored with querky and edgy designs. Friends recommend this place
If a B&B is more your style then try AJ's Guesthouse.
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