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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 and 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

Henry Lawson Centre


The Henry Lawson Centre is housed in the Salvation Army Hall built in 1922, the year of Lawson's death. The exhibition "A Walk through Lawson's Life" illustrates many facets of an incredible period in the development of Australia's cultural history.

Using Lawson's words, the display visits the poverty, restlessness and family disintegration, deafness and alcoholism that moulded his life's work. The collection housed within the centre includes original manuscripts, letters, artefacts, photos and paintings and an extensive collection of rare Lawson first editions.





147 Mayne Street
Gulgong, NSW, 2852

Located 1.1K 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

Robert Stein Motorcycle Museum


Located at the Robert Stein winery, the motorcycle museum houses a range of motorcycles from the 1920's through to the 1970's that were collected by Robert Stein.

This collection of bikes is made up of predominately English makes of bike, such as Triumph, Velocette, Norton, and features Roberts favorite bike, a 1928 Douglas.




Pipeclay Lane,
Robert Stein Winery
Budgee Budgee, NSW, 2850

Located 22.5K from Gulgong

Gulgong: Events

Gulgong Folk Festival


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.


Event Dates
2016
      31st Dec
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Mayne Street
Gulgong, NSW, 2852

Located 0.2K from Gulgong

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

Mudgee Wine and Food Festival


You really don't want to miss this. The best of Mudgee Region Wine and Food showcased at our annual festival. The locals love it and so will you.

Throughout this month-long celebration, there are loads of events for you to enjoy. Many of which are hosted across cellar doors with live music, delectable lunches, exquisite dinners and public tastings.

Signature events include Go Grazing, Go Tasting, and Flavours of Mudgee.


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2017
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Various location in Mudgee
Mudgee, NSW, 2850

Located 22.1K from Gulgong

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