Mudgee, New South Wales © Tourism Australia
Guide to Mudgee
- Getting to Mudgee
- When to visit
Mudgee provides a tasty mix of country charm and epicurean delights, thanks to its flourishing food and wine scene.
In the picturesque Cudgegong River Valley, 270km (168mi) west of Sydney, Mudgee’s gourmet experiences and beautiful countryside have made it a weekend favourite among Sydneysiders. So enjoy a picturesque road trip through the state, with lots to see along the way, as you make your way to one of the region’s most memorable food and wine destinations.
If you're short on time, Mudgee is serviced by its own airport, but it also makes for an easy road trip from Sydney. Drive about 3.5 hours north west of the Harbour City and enjoy the beautiful scenery through the Blue Mountains and Capertree Valley.
- Mudgee Airport (DGE) services domestic arrivals on FlyPelican
It’s best to have a car during your stay so you can easily reach the region's wineries, restaurants and markets. If you’d like to indulge in a day of wine tastings and don’t want to drive, there are plenty of tours that will bring you to a selection of the best cellar doors.
Mudgee is a true year-round destination. Summer days are hot and winters are chilly, with temperatures dropping significantly after sunset. Autumn and spring are great seasons to visit due to the mild temperatures and calendar of local events.
- High season: Spring (September to November)
- Low season: Winter (June to August)
- Don’t miss: Mudgee Wine and Food Month with unique culinary events on throughout the month of September