Mudgee 2 Day Private Wine Tasting and Sightseeing Tour from Sydney
- Duration: 2 Days (approx.)
- Product code: RTM2DP
• 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.
DAY 2 - PICK YOUR OWN ADVENTUREWe offer 2 options for your 2nd day, both include Honey, Cheese and more Wine Tasting.
An early start to your tour with a visit to Gulgong and gets you back to Sydney in time for dinner!
A later start plus visit to Rylstone and allows time for dinner in the Blue Mountains.
Option 1 - 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.
Option 2 - MUDGEE AND RYLSTONE
WALKING TOUR OF MUDGEE
Enjoy some free time in the morning to get a real feel for this lovely town. Mudgee is known for its colonial buildings and the town oozes all the character of its 19th century past. Amble past the sandstone St. Mary's Catholic Church with its Gothic Revival architecture and the 19th-century Mudgee Post Office with an arched colonnade. Take a stroll along the banks of the tranquil Cudgegong River and take a step back in time. Alternatively, you may like to take the optional guided Mudgee Walking Tour (own expense – 1 hour).
HONEY, CHEESE AND WINE
Blown away by the beauty of Mudgee township, it’s now time to do the same to your taste buds with Honey, Mead, Cheese and Wine! (See Option 1 above for all the wine and cheesy details)
RYLSTONEExplore the rustic country town of Rylstone, which boasts an extraordinary heritage streetscape of lovely stone buildings and 1920's stores. Capture the essence of another time as you wander the streets. Browse boutique and arts & crafts shops, including a charming wool shop, collectibles and old wares and, if you’re up for it, one last winery!
Leaving country NSW behind, you climb back across the escarpment and stop at the vibrant village of Katoomba in the Blue Mountains. Your guide will be able to recommend a great restaurant for dinner, as you enjoy the evening atmosphere of this art deco town. If time allows, make a stop at the famous Three Sisters illuminated in the night sky.
After dinner sit back and relax on your drive back to Sydney. You’ll be delivered back to your hotel at around 9pm.
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 Option 1 - Pick up at 0915 and Drop off at 1915 (Dur: 10 hours)
Day Two Option 2 - Pick up at 1100 and Drop off at 2100 (Dur: 10 hours)
NOTE: This tour runs with a minimum of 4 people.
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Some images are courtesy of Mudgee Region Tourism