While the cold days and long nights might scare some away, there’s plenty to love about winter in the Mudgee region.
In Mudgee you will find a whole heap fun winter things to see and do that will help warm you to the core, from a cosy meal by a fire in one of the region’s many cafes and restaurants to enjoying the wondrous natural surroundings.
Here is our list of our favourite winter things:
- Cosy cafes and restaurants
Head to any one of Mudgee’s cafes and restaurants in winter to enjoy the very best of the region’s locally produced food and drinks. Think sizzling lamb roasts and hearty soups with fresh, crunchy bread. There is something to suit everyone’s tastes.
A lot of traditional European dishes will also be on the menu when restaurants such as as Craigmoor Pavilion (87 Craigmoor Road, Mudgee) host Christmas In July on July 28!
There’s something about the cold weather that makes you want to curl up in front of the fire with a glass of wine in hand. Luckily, the Mudgee region is spoilt for choice, offering some of the most highly regarded wines in the country – if not the world!
There are over 40 family-owned cellar doors in the region to choose from so grab a map and go on our tour to find your favourite.
- Winter events
There are some great events on throughout the Mudgee region in winter, from Gulgong’s Henry Lawson Heritage Festival over the June long weekend to the Mudgee Small Field Farm Days in July that celebrates life in the country.
Winter is also a great time to head along to the Mudgee Farmers Markets (held on the third Saturday of each month) to pick up some fresh local ingredients so you can cook up a storm at home. Everything you find at the markets has been grown, reared, caught, brewed, pickled, baked, smoked or processed by the stallholders themselves.
- Long walks
The cold weather won’t stop you from going on a leisurely stroll in the open air in Mudgee. Head to beautiful Lawson Park to admire the beautiful surroundings and maybe even take along a picnic and sit by the river.
If you’re after something a little more strenuous there are plenty of natural parks in the region where you can test your bushwalking skills and build up a sweat such as the Munghorn Gap Nature Reserve, Goulburn River National Park or Wollemi National Park.
Another great reason to love Mudgee during winter is that things tend to be a little quieter than usual, as the tourist crowds tend to flock to warmer parts of the country. It’s generally easier to get a reservation at restaurants and you might find some great winter accommodation deals available too.