On the edge of town, in a quiet 2.5 hectare location, Goldfields Motor Inn offers 14 large & well appointed ground floor units. Facilities include BBQ, playground, pool and sauna. All units have undercover parking, ensuite, TV, air-conditioning, and seven units have kitchens. Meals delivered to rooms if required. Broadband internet available.
Owl Head Lodge is a uique Glass Cottage and Studios. From its idyllic setting between Mudgee and Gulgong, Owl Head offers its guests the perfect blend of town and country experience - the peace and privacy of being surrounded by vineyards and farmland with thousand-mile views only a short drive away from Gulgong's fascinating 1870s gold rush township. Enjoy the swimming pool, wood fired pizza oven or the whole indoor/outdoor ambience, making Owl Head Lodge the perfect retreat or a relaxing break with friends.
The Prince of Wales Hotel has been offering guests a warm friendly atmosphere & accommodation since it was built in the late 1800's, making it one of Gulgong's oldest buildings. Visitors staying can choose from our new tastefully decorated motel units or one of our pub style rooms within the original heritage building. Our restaurant is open 7 days for breakfast lunch & dinner with an extensive local wine selection and a menu to suit all palates. The hotel/motel is located within the CBD making all of the local tourist attractions and town facilities well within reach.
The heritage charm of the fa√ßade of the old Royal Hotel carefully disguises 36 well appointed ground floor units nestled around twin courtyards. The motel is centrally located in the heart of the historic township, within walking distance of all attractions and amenities. The original 1904 building incorporates the motel reception and Phoebe's licensed restaurant which offers an a-la-carte and children's menu plus a wide local wine selection. Coach groups are welcome, either overnight or for a week. We can assist with your itinerary using the motel as a base for various day trips.
The Gulgong Motel is located in the historic gold rush town of Gulgong, 25 minutes from Mudgee.
They have 19 rooms, and are located a short walk from the heart of historic Gulgong. The motel was built in the 1960s and has as much history as the town it is located in. Rooms have undergone a significant renovation which will be evident as soon as you arrive. As the interior renovations were the first priority, don't let the outside put you off. This year's renovation project is the motel's appearance.
All units have dedicated parking, and for your comfort, the units each come with en suite, television, and air-conditioning. The units have a microwave and all come equipped with a toaster, kettle, refrigerator, hair-dryer, iron and ironing board.
Enjoy the swimming pool and the dedicated outdoor dining area.
This unique residence will make you feel welcome and part of the Gulgong history. Built in 1871, the Chapel was one of the first buildings erected during the gold rush days and has Local Heritage status.
Their guest accommodation is located in the award winning sympathetic additions and comprises of two Queen Suites, both private with a fridge, television, DVD player, air-conditioning, and tea/coffee making facilities.
A continental breakfast is served in the Chapel Dining room each morning where they have interesting historical literature and photos availalable. The immediate neighbourhood is mostly heritage listed and set in the Church Precinct, making for intersting photo opportunities.
All restuarants, clubs, pubs and museums are within easy walking distance from the B and B. They are only 28 kilometres from Mudgee and most wineries are established between Gulgong and Mudgee making Gulgong the quiet Historical stop over and Mudgee the retail hub.
Cherry Lane Cottage is suitable for couples or small families and offers beautiful linen, a breakfast basket, lovely lawns and outdoor vistas. It is close to, but not part of, the main farm house and has its own courtyard, driveway and car park.
Guests are welcome to use the outdoor areas as they wish and privacy is assured. It is only one minute by car to historical Gulgong or 15 minutes to a selection of fabulous wineries, restaurants, boutique shops and many other attractions of the Mudgee Region.
The unique, historic town of Gulgong will come alive with the Gulgong Folk Festival. More than 50 musicians will perform throughout the township.
Venues, ranging from the iconic grand old Opera House to hotels, clubs, cafes and Coronation Park, will host the musical festivities.
Markets, workshops, children's activities, a guitar competition, poet's breakfast, a talent quest and a Midsummer Magic Show will be held.
Camping and dormitory style accommodation is available again at Redhill Environmental Centre in Gulgong. Check the website for more accommodation information.
The Gulgong Folk Festival also embraces and encourages buskers and blackboard sessions, so bring your songs and guitars and join in the music making....
Action packed equine programme that demonstrates the versatility and athleticism of the Australian Stock Horse as well as the skills and horsemanship of the rider. Spectators are welcome to attend to gain knowledge of this unique and exciting sport.
The Prince Of Wales Opera House is the oldest still-operating Opera House in the Southern Hemisphere. It was built in 1871 by John Hart Cogden. This classic building is now owned by the Gulgong Amateur Musical and Dramatical Society. Dame Nelly Melba has performed on its stage, several generations have seen their first theatrical production under this historic roof. Open for inspection by arrangement....
You are invited to step back in time and potter around the original and narrow bent streets with high footpaths in this historic town. Gulgong was founded in the gold rush era when an estimated 20,000 people flocked to the area.
Whilst the streetscape and heritage buildings havenít changed much since the late 1800ís, youíll find a progressive and passionate community eager to welcome visitors and share their stories. Itís a real and rare treat.
Tom Saunders first struck gold at Red Hill in 1870 and the old mine shaft and Poppet Head are still on Red Hill for visitors to see. The heritage listed town buildings, many complete with original verandas and iron-lace balconies, include such gems as The Prince of Wales Opera House, in which Dame Nellie Melba once performed. It is the oldest performing arts venue still being used for its original intention in Australia.
Henry Lawson, although born in Grenfell, went to school in Eurunderee, between Gulgong and Mudgee. The town embraces Henry Lawson with the famous Henry Lawson Festival held every June long weekend and in the Henry Lawson Centre Museum....
Journey into the past...
Established in 1962, the Gulgong Pioneers Museum is home to 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 award winning museum's collection includes a comprehensive array of domestic tools and utensils, farm and mining equipment, horse drawn vehicles, early photographs, Aboriginal and geological artefacts, periodic clothing, and buildings dating from Gulgong's heyday during the turbulent Gold Rush days of the 1870's
The Museum has copies of the Holterman collection of historical photographs and a fully restored Cobb and Co coach, along with other horse drawn vehicles.
The Museum of Sight and Sound is devoted to the history of Australian cinematography and sound recording.
During the Great Depression and in gold rush times, people travelling country roads in search of work, food or just a place to sleep the night, used a secret code of symbols to communicate the 'lie of the land' to fellow travellers. This secret language was used internationally - by the tramps and gypsies of Europe to the hobos of America and the swaggies of Australia.
Chester Nealie, a local identity and well known Gulgong potter came up with a creative concept for decorative paving in Gulgong when approached by the council. The symbols, of which Chester chose 16 from a possible 50 or so, were deemed appropriate for Gulgong's gold rush and 'battler' past.
The Gulgong Symbol Trail comprises around 70 tiles, placed in a random 'swaggering' pattern throughout Mayne Street and Coronation Park. See if you can find the tiles as you wander the streets of Gulgong.