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Travel Tips for Mudgee

HAVILAH on the Mudgee to Ilford road - Part 1

by balhannah

Our helpful lady at the Tourist info centre in Mudgee asked where we were off to next. Our answer was to Bathurst, via Sofala.
She said to us, rather than go down the main road, to take the scenic Tourist drive instead.
Well we took her info, and am so glad we did, as this road had plenty of interesting sights and nice scenery.

So, hop in the virtual travel car, and we will begin our journey

Our 1st sighting, was a huge Homestead in the distance, couldn't see much of it, but found out it was Havilah Station (built 1850's)
The property, which received its name after a visiting clergyman discovered specks of gold and, citing from Genesis, referred to it as the ‘land of Havilah’, it became famous for breeding a fine strain of merino sheep.

The impressive homestead was originally a ten-room mansion . When it changed hands, extensions were added, these were finished in the mid-1880s.
The homestead with its two-storey brick wings on the east and west of the house, chapel-like kitchen and massive chimneys made this a magnificent building. It is registered with the National Trust of New South Wales.

The new owner still concentrated on sheep-breeding, but he also developed a stud of race-horses which became famous throughout New South Wales.

Follow the Brown tourist drive signs that say to Lue (take the Lue road)


by balhannah

Rylstone is a pretty village with many heritage-listed stone buildings.

It's a good idea to pick up a brochure for the Rylstone Heritage Walk and learn more about the town’s colonial-era sandstone buildings, including its four stone churches and early stone and timber cottage, the post and telecommunications office, the police station, courthouse and Shire Hall.

It's not a big village, and the walk is easy.

Mudgee is beautiful and worth a visit!

by kooka3

I visited Mudgee for a few days for my friend's wedding. It's a great small town in the middle of an up-and-coming Aussie winery region. It's less popular with tourists than the Hunter Valley, but the wines are just as good! The shirazes are particularly well regarded. Many of the 20+ regional wineries offer accom, restaurants, and picnic areas.

In addition to the wineries, there's plenty of historical stuff around, and if you're a literary buff, make sure to visit some of the Henry Lawson sites. Get Henry Lawson info at the visitors center.

It's about 3 hours from Sydney. The drive is wonderful. If you can plan on taking all day and stoping in towns along the way, you won't regret it.


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