Gulgong Pioneers Museum
Only 200m down the lane you will find the Gulgong Pioneers Museum which is regarded as one of NSW’s most extensive museums and home to one of the finest collections of Australiana in the country. Set within historical buildings and featuring displays of Gulgong’s gold field history, horse drawn and motorized vehicles, machinery and old time fashion, printing and photographs. This should be at the top of your “to-do” list when visiting Gulgong.
open 7 days 9am to 5pm except Christmas Day and ANZAC Day
phone : 020 6374 1513
Henry Lawson Centre
Henry Lawson is probably the best known of Australian writers and most of his works are in print and are widely quote. The Henry Lawson Centre is a museum dedicated to Lawson’s life and literary works and to the family, friends, literary characters and places that filled his years. The Centre is housed in a historic weather board building which was formerly the Salvation Army Hall. This museum has been commended by the Museums and Galleries Foundation for the high quality of displays, and won an Award of distinction in the 2000 NSW Awards for Excellence in Tourism.
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 3.30 pm
phone : 02 6374 2049
MAYNE STREET GULGONG
Experience the unique feeling of our small, quaint town, friendly people and a relaxed atmosphere. First thoughts may be that of walking through a movie set, and it has been used for just that in the recent TV movie “The Killing Field”.
Another way to experience Gulgong is to explore the streets with the new booklet which is available free by us to our guests or copies can be purchased the News Agent. It outlines all the heritage building both within the CBD and in the Gulgong Township and has colour photos, along with the plan of the Gulgong graveyard and drives outlines drives in the area.
SWAGGIE STREET TILES
When walking down Mayne Street take note of the pavements which have clay tile inserts designed and made by a world renowned local artist, Chester Nealie. They depict the signs that were used by the old “Swaggies” to find important directions in the bush in the tough old days. These tiles are made from the very fine clay that is found in our area and draws many potters to our town during the Gulgong Clay Push which is held every three years and attracts artists from all around the world for a week of workshops and fun.
A lovely walk in nature that will leave you feeling relaxed and having visited some place “special”. Only 26 km out towards Ulan you will find the best kept secret in Gulgong. The rock formations are spectacular. You can walk to the Drip in 30 mins depending on your fitness level, it does have some climbing over rocks so this would not be a walk for people who are not confident and sure footed. However if you have some waterproof shoes you can easily skip over the river depending on the depth at the time of visiting and make your way to the drip on the gravel river bed. Simply a must even if it just to have a picnic lunch and enjoy the tranquility of the bush and the running river
FOR MORE GULGONG ACTIVITIES VISIT
Day on the Green - date to be advised - we can help you book the Shuttle bus available from Gulgong. Check facebook for details
Mudgee offers the shopping experience whilst Gulgong offers the unique Historical experience. Only 28km apart the trip through the rolling hills is very pretty, and most vineyards in the area have wine tasting. This wine area stretches from Gulgong to just south of Mudgee. To make it easy for you to plan your wine tour we have a list of wineries available on check in along with other information you may require. The information centre is only 200m from Gulgong B & B to help you experience this region to its fullest. We do have Mudgee Region Visitor guides available which outlines all the wineries and places of interest
Other areas of interest
Kandos, Rylstone, Hill End and Lue, all well worth a visit and well within a days return trip from Gulgong. We have information in house and further reading material at the Information centre just 200m down the lane from Gulgong B and B.
Dubbo Zoo and Wellington Caves are both easy day trips from Gulgong.
Gulgong Gold Experience
Set on Red Hill where gold was first found in 1870 this new facility houses all the facts relating to Gulgong’s Gold rush. The perfect place to start your Gulgong experience. A replica minning tunnel, a view down the original mine shaft and the chance to try your hand at gold panning all in one location in a tranquil park setting
open daily except major public holidays from 1m to 3 pm
www.gulgonggold.com.au phone 02 6374 1844
Gulgong Holtermann Museum Project
The most recent buildings to be State Heritage Listed are The Greatest Wonder of the World and the American Tobacco Warehoue. They are in the process of being restored to house the UNESCO listed Holtermann Collection of photographs. These buildings were photographed by Baylis and Merlyn 1872 and it is appropriate that they should be used to house the permanent display. Until now these photos have only been available for viewing at the Mitchell State Library or for limited pepriods of time in regional gallaries.
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