Gulgong Travel Guide

  • the famous $10 sign
    the famous $10 sign
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  • Henry Lawson Centre
    Henry Lawson Centre
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  • rest a while
    rest a while
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Gulgong Things to Do

  • Look around Gulgong

    Well just to walk around the narrow streets of Gulgong takes you back in time....little has changed since the 19th century. Oh the joy of a small town retaining the charm of a by gone era......and there are about 130 heritage buildings to find....and at one intersection there is a pub on every's that?And one of Australia's most famous...


    When visiting Gulgong..This is a must ..The Pioneers Museum must have the biggest collection of Australiana" in the country it is huge and covers half a hectare it has everything imagineable..if you are a " history buff" this is for you. Allow yoursel a few hours for this visit as there is just so much on display here..OPEN from 9am to 5PM...

  • Simply gorgeous

    This first Anglican Church of St Luke was described by a journalist of the time, as "the shabbiest place of worship every built". It was a barn-like structure of warped and unpainted weather boards, with a bark roof and unglazed windows. The alter (sic) and pulpit were made of packing cases and the seats of uneven slabs, making it more comfortable...

  • Forgotten times

    How sad is this. I can still remember (just) hand cranked petrol bowsers. It's scary when you see stuff like this and realise that not only it but you are museum pieces!This is just situated, and thankfully well kept, in a backyard just off the main street.

  • A noted museum

    The Gulgong Pioneers Museum (cnr Herbert St & Bayley St) is housed in what used to be the Old Times Bakery (1872-73) that achieved fame for the town by being featured once on an Australian $10 note. The ovens and baking equipment remain in situ. This popular rural museum has received much recognition. The domestic artefacts have been arranged...

  • The Mayne intersection

    About 130 of the town's buildings are registered with the National Trust and most of those date back to mid 19th century. This is yet another gold rush town where, after an initial small find around 500 people turned up in the first six weeks but, when better strikes were made the town swelled to a reputed 20,000 at one stage.It was during these...

  • Henry Lawson centre

    The name Henry Lawson is writ large upon the pages of Australian history. He is arguably the best known Australian writer of all time and this centre is dedicated to his life and times dating from his birth in 1867 to his death in 1922.Somewhat ironically, inasmuch as Henry was concerned with the plight of the poor, this particular building used to...

  • Art gallery

    Since you're already in Herbert Street, you may as well duck across the road and have a look at the art gallery. It has a very professional layout and an eclectic range of items featuring a number of different artists and styles.I particularly like the painting shown in the third picture which is very representative of the mood of country...

  • Starting your visit

    Having just arrived in Gulgong you should head up Herbert Street until you come to the town council offices which, in a town as small as this, double as a tourist information centre.Here is available a well detailed map and brochure titled "More than history" and, reading that and following the instructions on the town tour can wile away a day.


Gulgong Restaurants

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    Butcher Shop Cafe: makes good coffee

    by wise23girl Updated Aug 27, 2014

    Well we do like to find cosy and 'different' coffee shops....and quite different was to find a coffee shop that was once the local butcher....and some of the butcher decor was retained for effect
    The lady in the dress shop suggested we choose this cafe and I am glad we took her advice.

    The coffee was good and the home made biscuits no where near as sweet as the 'pretend' home made variety you find in some I splurged and ordered a jam drop.

    Favorite Dish: besides good coffee the butcher makes his own biscuits...really home made.....

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Gulgong Shopping

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    oh me, oh my!: up to date fashion

    by wise23girl Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    Well what a pleasant in the heart of town an up to date fashion shop....and some offerings for Spring already on view. Sue was very pleasant and welcoming and was happy for me to take some photos....I explained that I would write a review for VT.

    What to buy: Well there are clothes to die for...and hats....and guess what I bought some mittens...I expected it to be cold at our destination and I had forgotten my gloves....and these I bought would match my special dance dress. Hand made by a local lady so I was told.

    There were also scarves and some mod boots.....and maybe handbags.
    Have a look at the photos and you will have some idea of what you can buy here from Sue.

    What to pay: The prices were reasonable.....there were some winter specials even though Winter had not quite gone....September is Spring for us 'downunder'

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