Mudgee 2 Day Tour from Sydney
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Product code: RTM2D
• Mudgee 2 Day Tour with a professional guide
• Visit up to 6 boutique wineries across 2 days
• Taste up to 10 different wine tastings at each winery
• Visit historic township of Rylstone or Gulgong
• Visit the Blue Mountains and the Three Sisters
• Flexible Itinerary
MUDGEE 2 DAY WINE AND SIGHTSEEING TOUR FROM SYDNEY Discover the country charm and award-winning wine growing region of one of NSW’s premier inland towns. Mudgee’s Aboriginal name means “nest in the hills” and this pristine country town nestles snugly between the surrounding rolling hillside. Come on a 2-day adventure and visit 5 unique wineries, explore the historic township and just relax as you enjoy the picturesque scenery.
BLUE MOUNTAINS Departing Sydney, you will travel over the rugged Blue Mountains on the Great Western Highway, with time to stop for some sightseeing and morning tea in one of the quaint mountain villages. Continuing your journey to the other side of the Great Dividing Range, you will be regaled with tales of the early explorers and intrepid settlers who braved the unknown and headed deep into the heart of the continent.
MUDGEE IS AN AWARD-WINNING WINE REGIONArriving at Mudgee just in time for lunch (own expense or included for an additional $20), you’ll get your first look at this charming historic town. After lunch it’s time to set off to your first winery of the region. Boasting 45 wineries, Mudgee is renowned for its Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. With warm summer days and cool evenings, at 450m Mudgee’s relatively higher elevation allows for a slower ripening period, which makes the area ideal for producing wines with great intensity of colour and flavour. Your wine tasting adventure begins with a visit to 3 or 4 of the finest wineries of the area with up to 10 tastings at each.
EXPLORE MUDGEE BY NIGHT
You will be dropped at your accommodation and have the evening at your leisure. Everything in Mudgee is within strolling distance so you can explore further into the night.
MUDGEE AND GULGONG0915-1915
Meet your guide at 0915 for the half hour drive north of Mudgee to the 19th-century gold rush town of Gulgong. Step back in time and potter around the narrow-bent streets with its heritage listed town buildings, many with original verandahs and iron-lace balconies. Take a snapshot of the 10-dollar hotel, famous as the pub appearing on the original Australian $10 note. Visit one of the 2 excellent museums in the town.
MUDGEE HONEY AND MEAD TASTING
Returning from Gulgong it's time to visit to the excellent Honey Haven. You can taste the locally produced honey and see the incredible array of honey products and other goods in this unique experience. Next, it’s time to try the oldest fermented drink known to mankind, Mead! Your honey expert will then guide you through 4 different Mead tastings, from a bright sparkling right through to the smooth liqueur.
MUDGEE CHEESE TASTING
Tickled with Mead and Honey, the only thing to do now is to follow up with some Cheese Tasting. The High Valley Cheese Company expert leads you through the 9 hand crafted varieties of artisan cheese, which are all proudly made in the traditional manner at their boutique factory. With tastes and textures ranging from the those with subtle flavours to those that are rich, bold and mind blowing, there is a fine cheese out there, calling your name!
MUDGEE WINE TASTING TOUR
After a morning of tantalising your taste buds, your Mudgee Wine Tasting tour continues with a visit to 2 last wineries. With a wine growing history that stretches back to 1858, Mudgee produces a particularly fine Chardonnay to complement its excellent reds. Enjoy lunch at one of the wineries (own expense or included for an additional $20).
BLUE MOUNTAINSThoroughly sated by the Mudgee experience, relax on the 2-hour drive to the Blue Mountains. A visit to the Three Sisters will see these famous girls basking in the afternoon glow. A perfect time to get that perfect picture! Refreshed and inspired by the beauty of the mountains, it’s time to bid farewell and the final leg of your 2 day adventure will see you back in Sydney by around 7pm.
Lunch $20 per day
• Expert Commentary
• Wine Tasting
• Bottled Water
• Pick up and drop off from your hotel
Day One - Pick up at 0730 and Drop off at 1700 (Dur: 9.5 hours)
Day Two - Pick up at 0915 and Drop off at 1915 (Dur: 10 hours)
Pickup and drop off points in Sydney are outside the following hotels:
Kings Cross: Holiday Inn Hotel, 203 Victoria St, Potts Point
Central: Mercure Hotel, 818-820 George St, Little Regent St entrance
Wynyard: Grace Hotel, 77 York St
Circular Quay: Marriott Hotel, 30 Pitt St
Please contact us for Mudgee Hotel recommendations.
Some images are courtesy of Mudgee Region Tourism