Mudgee and surrounds offer visitors of all ages a wide and diverse range of things to do including wineries, restaurants, markets, concerts, festivals and so much more. With a strong gold rush heritage, charming country towns and even UNESCO World Heritage wilderness, the Mudgee region offers the best Country NSW has to offer.
Mudgee Colonial Inn Museum
Headquarters of the Mudgee Histrical Society Inc., the museum has over 60,000 items displayed in several buildings including a 19th century hotel, early 20th century church and a replica slab hut. Visit the Mudgee Colonial Inn Museum website »
Gulgong Pioneers Museum
The museum features one of the finest collections of Australiana in the country. Located in the old Times Bakery and Produce Store, in the heart of historic Gulgong, the museum’s collection includes farming and mining equipment, domestic tools, horse drawn vehicles and early photographs.
Mudgee Golf Club
The Mudgee Golf Club is 80 acres of beautiful grounds of manicured greens, undulating fairways and intimidating hazards. The course is a delight to walk around both visually and as a test of golfing excellence. Australian eucalypts, elms etc. line the undulating fairways and are a natural sanctuary to a myriad of native Australian birds. Large, gently sloping grass greens allow for multiple pin placements, whilst the championship tees are strategically positioned to test individual skill levels. There is a modern clubhouse that features a fantastic restaurant offering indoor & alfresco areas, all with uninterrupted views of the magnificent golf course. It is the perfect venue where you can relax and enjoy superb food and wine.
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Wollemi National Park
The heritage-listed Wollemi National Park is a casual 3-hour drive from Mudgee Holiday Park. With its dramatic setting of scenic canyons, towering cliffs, wild rivers and scenic forests, Wollemi National Park is the perfect place to escape from city life with beautiful scenic walks, swimming and canoeing. The region was made world-famous with the discovery of the rare and endangered Wollemi pine which dates back to the time of the dinosaurs.
Bring your kayak (or hire one) and explore Dunns Swamp, a part of the Great Blue Mountains World Heritage area. You’ll wind through striking rock formations, stunning sandstone gorges and picturesque woodlands.
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Burrendong Dam is only a short 20 minute drive from Leaning Oak. It’s the largest inland sam in NSW and three times the size of Sydney Harbour. A popular sport and recreation area, the Dam attracts locals and visitors for year-round water-based sports such as fishing, canoeing and water skiing plus beautiful bushwalking tracks. There are lookout points around the dam. The dam was proposed after WWII to improve town water supply and boost agriculture production in the Macquarie Valley. Construction started in 1946 and didn’t complete until 1967. It is one of the largest remaining inland semi-permanent wetlands in south-eastern Australia and a major waterbird breeding area.
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Mudgee Honey Haven
Mudgee Honey Haven offers something for the whole family. Watch bees hard at work and sample their delicious honey produce. There is also Putt Putt golf, the Honey Haven Cafe and a wide range of honey and local produce to sample and purchase.
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A visit to Mudgee Observatory can be both entertaining and educational for the whole family. It’s here, that the night skies can be viewed as they were meant to be viewed! The theatre and flat screen planetarium run several features on the night sky and the Sun as well as many programs on space missions. A good variety of telescopes and binoculars are available for our visitors to use as well as conducted tours of the night sky.
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Dubbo Zoo (Western Plains Zoo)
Located in Dubbo, just an hours drive from Leaning Oak, the Western Plains Zoo (also known as ‘Dubbo Zoo’) is home to hundreds of animals from around the world. A six kilometre circuit meanders through natural bushland and around large open style exhibits. Enjoy the variety of daily talks, tours and animal encounters as well as the array of seasonal events and promotions.
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Mudgee Pinch Lookout
The easy walk along Lees Pinch lookout walking track offers spectacular views across the south and east of Goulburn River National Park. Once you have reached Lees Pinch Lookout, relax whilst you absorb the stunning and rugged that lies below from one of the three different viewing areas. The kids will enjoy spotting the variety of wildlife along the way!
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