Mudgee is one of Australia's most beautiful and historic regional towns serving a large pastoral and agricultural hinterland. Only 3.5 hours from Sydney, Mudgee's acclaimed vineyards and abundant natural beauty make it a popular destination for weekends throughout the year.

The Town

The township of Mudgee sits neatly in the centre of the wine region allowing visitors to regularly convene at the Horatio lounge or local cafes and restaurants throughout the day as they explore. Mudgee is fortunate to offer a wide range of casual and fine dining options so feel free to ask for advice from our staff when choosing a venue.


Mudgee's reputation as a boutique wine region has grown exponentially over the last 15 years gaining attention at both national and international levels. Most Mudgee wineries produce small vintages and the best way to find out what's on offer is to visit the cellar doors and sample the latest batch. The Horatio bar stocks a range of the most popular local Mudgee wines so be sure to ask our staff for a couple of tips when venturing out.


This is Henry Lawson country and there's no doubt the rolling hills, winding creeks and majestic eucalypt forests of the central western region were the primary muse for much of his work. Whether you're looking to spend a couple of hours or a whole day, you will find plenty to explore in nearly every direction.