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On the banks of the Cudgegong River, Rylstone is one of the oldest settlements west of the Great Dividing Range. it retains it pioneering character in fine architecture: the magnificent Post and Telecommunications Office, police station, courthouse and Shire hall will prompt you to park and take a walk along the towns heritage trail. Tindle park reserve is on the river's banks and makes a pleasant picnic, barbeque, and swimming spot.

Rylstone: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Kandos Museum

In 1919, the first manager of Kandos Cement envisioned a proud future for modern Kandos leaving a legacy of his beloved Spanish Mission-styled church. The church is now Kandos Museum, telling the story of that thriving 20th Century town that made the cement that made Sydney. The general opinion is that he would have approved - come and see.

22 Buchanan Street
Kandos, NSW, 2848

Located 6.8K from Rylstone

Ferntree Gully Reserve

Ferntree Gully is a highly scenic rainforest area 17 kilometres north of Rylstone. There are many walking tracks at Ferntree Gully that take you down into the cool narrow fern-tree studded valley floor, and/or around the top edge of the rocks where you can get an overview of the valley and the unusual rock formations on either side. A loop walk takes you through unique plant communities ranging from western dry sclerophyll to lush rainforest in and around a deep and narrow gully of eroded sandstone rock.

Plants to look out for include large fig trees, the Pandora pandoreana with its entangled maze of roots and rock orchids, some of which are unique.

Keep an eye out for a lyre bird, rare powerful owl, scrub turkey or a glossy black cockatoo. Echidnas, marsupial mice and several species of snake are also found here, along with grey kangaroos, wombats and wallabies.

Bylong Road
Rylstone, NSW, 2849

Located 16.8K from Rylstone

Dunns Swamp

Dunns Swamp is a spectacular car based camping and picnic area on the headwaters of the Cudgegong River on the western edge of Wollemi National Park. The area has excellent bushwalking, cycling, fishing, swimming and canoeing which can all be done commencing from the camping area. The area has towering sandstone pagoda rocks surrounding it.

Dunns Swamp is 30 kilometres from Rylstone.

Wollemi National Park
Rylstone, NSW, 2849

Located 22.3K from Rylstone

Rylstone: Events

Kandos Street Machine and Hot Rod Show

Kandos Street Machine and Hot Rod Show is a car show held annually at the end of January. It includes many events and lots of action, sure to keep motor enthusiasts happy.

These include open air show'n'shine, Go to Whoa, hours of burnout eliminations, Dyno Competition, grass events, Top 10 burnout finals, and 'most donuts in 30 seconds'. It also features trade and food stalls, a bar, kids entertainment, a bucking bull, and a fireworks display.

Kandos Street Machine and Hot Rod Show is proud to be one of the most laid back and family friendly car shows around.

Event Dates
      28th Jan
      29th Jan

Louee Street
Kandos, NSW, 2848

Located 0.1K from Rylstone

Rylstone StreetFeast

Set in the main street of Rylstone, StreetFeast is one of the district's premier annual events, allowing patrons to sample the diverse range of regional foods, produce, art, craftwork, and wines, that are produced there.

As well as the local shops and eateries, there will be a variety of market stalls, the annual 'Hill Top Arts' exhibition, and live entertainment from midday.

Children are most welcome and StreetFeast offers lots of activities to keep them entertained.

The feature event of Street Feast is the gourmet 'Long Lunch', set amongst the avenue of shady trees lining Louee Street Rylstone. Tickets for the 'Long Lunch' are essential and must be obtained in advance via the web site.

Event Dates
      5th Nov

Louee Street
Rylstone, NSW, 2849

Located 0.2K from Rylstone

Rylstone Rambler - Show Special

Catch the iconic Railmotor set 661/726 to the Rylstone-Kandos Show. Leaving from Lithgow station, this delightful journey take you through the magnificent Capertee Valley and on to Rylstone where a bus transfer waits to take you on a two minute transfer to the Rylstone-Kandos Show.

Known near and far as one of the best country shows in NSW, the Rylstone-Kandos Show has it all - wood chopping, cakes and jams, ute muster, livestock and much much more.

Your ticket on the Rylstone Rambler includes train travel, show entry, shuttle transfers and show bag!

Louee Street
Rylstone, NSW, 2849

Located 0.4K from Rylstone

Kandos Annual Bob Marley Festival

Kandos, at the foot of a mountain in the Mudgee winemaking district, and just three hours drive from Sydney, is having its annual Kandos Bob Marley Festival.

The festival starts at noon with reggae music and market stalls. There will be music and entertainment all afternoon and into the evening

Just bring your banana lounge and chill out, absorbing the music and performances in a breathtaking setting.

Angus Avenue
Kandos, NSW, 2848

Located 6.5K from Rylstone

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