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In 1870, gold was discovered by Tom Sanders and the town of Gulgong was born. By 1872 the town's population had risen to 20,000 Gulgong today is a living monument of its past, listed in the registrar of the National Estate. The Pioneer Museum is one of the best museums of its kind in the country, with over one acre of exhibits. A new building is now open, hosting the popular phonograph parlour. Henry Lawson Centre, is home to the most extensive collections of Lawson memorabilia outside the Mitchell library.

Gulgong: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Gulgong Symbol Trail

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.

Mayne Street & Herbert Street
Gulgong, NSW, 2852

Located 0.0K from Gulgong

Prince Of Wales Opera House

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.

101 Mayne Street
Gulgong, NSW, 2852

Located 0.1K from Gulgong

Gulgong Pioneer 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.

73 Herbert Street
Gulgong, NSW, 2852

Located 0.1K from Gulgong

Frog Rock

Frog Rock is a natural granite rock formation by the side of the road in the shape of a crouching frog, situated on the Ulan Road. Frog Rock is 19 kilometres from Mudgee and 24 kilometres from Gulgong. The granite from this area was used in the construction of the new Parliament House in Canberra.

Ulan Road
Mudgee, NSW, 2850

Located 18.6K from Gulgong

Bunnamagoo Wines

Previously, Bunnamagoo Estate prize winning wines were only available by mail order, at restaurants or in specialty wine shops. Now, with the opening of the new and modern cellar door the wines can be tasted and purchased direct from the winery.

The Bunnamagoo Cellar Door is adjacent to the winery and surrounded by the vineyard about six kilometres along Henry Lawson Drive from the Mudgee town centre. The entrance is just past the Henry Lawson Memorial.

Bunnamagoo Estate wines are the outcome of a long-standing personal interest on the part of the Directors of Paspaley Pearling Company in artesan wine-making. The intention is to apply the same sort of discrimination and patience to wine-making that brought them success with their pearls.

Group bookings are welcome.

603 Henry Lawson Drive
Mudgee, NSW, 2850

Located 21.9K from Gulgong

Gulgong: Events

Australian Stock Horse Society Central Tablelands Branch Show

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.

Grevillea Street
Gulgong, NSW, 2852

Located 0.8K from Gulgong

Footcrush Feast

Robert Stein Winery and Vineyard devote their time to tending their aged vines and crafting wines that reflect the magic of this beautiful estate in Mudgee.

Established in 1976 the estate was one of the first in the region and those 35 year old vines provide fruit of amazing concentration and depth.

Always made in small quantities their growing reputation over the years has seen Robert Stein wines receive outstanding reviews, awards and sell out each year.

Take a vineyard walk with winemaker Jacob Stein, hand plunge the cap (fermenting red wine), do the fun grape footcrush then settle in for fine fare at the Pipeclay Pumphouse restaurant prepared by Andy Crestani with fabulous Robert Stein Wines.

Pipeclay Lane
Mudgee, NSW, 2850

Located 22.5K from Gulgong

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