Mudgee, Nest in the Hills


Mudgee is a favourite 'get-away' spot for Sydney-siders, being about a 3 1/2 hour drive and boasting many wineries and restaurants. Mudgee means 'nest in the hills' in Aboriginal.
Australia's transition to decimal currency happened in 1966 and Gulgong, birthplace of poet Henry Lawson, was featured on the $10 note. Gulgong is also home to Prince of Wales Opera House, Australia's first, built in 1871. Gulgong means 'deep waterhole' in Aboriginal.

Nav data


WP 1 - Follow the Castlereagh Highway NW for 7 nm to bridge at Cullenbone

WP 2 - Follow the Castlereagh Highway N for 7 nm to Gulgong

Gulgong, looking south

WP 3 - Follow the railway 13 nm NE to Ulan and Moolarben Coal Mines

Looking north at the mines

Wilpinjang Coal Mine

WP 4 - Follow the valley 13 nm SE over Wilpinjang Coal Mine

WP 5 - S for 24 nm to Rylstone Aerodrome

WP 6 - W for 11 nm to pick up the Castlereagh Highway at Windemere Dam

Castlereagh Highway

WP 7 - 12 nm NW to Mudgee Golf Club


WP 8 - NE for 2 nm to Mudgee Airport YMDG