Located 72km from Mudgee (past Hargraves). This historic gold mining town, once a thriving multi-cultural community in the 1870s gold rush era, is today a quaint heritage town. Home to an eclectic community, where visitors are welcomed and encouraged to explore the town through its museum, walking trails, look-outs, gallery, pub, general store and twice annual open days to take a peak inside historic homes. If you have a full day, make your return journey to Mudgee via Sofala and Ilford.
One of the area’s most successful gold mining towns. Gold was still Sofala’s primary industry right up to the 1940s. Today, you can enjoy the town’s heritage streetscape and still fossick for gold dust in the Turon River. Located just under 50km from Kandos.
The gateway to the Goulburn River National Park. According to records, a noted pastoralist called Fitzgerald was one of the first settlers in Wollar who employed many shepherds and stockmen to supervise his cattle and sheep. The village was officially declared in March 1885.
Just over 40km from Kandos, Glen Alice sits at the beginning of the Wollemi National Park, a completely uninhabited area which extends north along the Great Dividing Range. At the north-east end, the Nile Creek rises and flows down over wide sandy flats. This area is one of sheep and cattle. It is said to have been much favoured by many artists for its scenery and colours.
Situated at the western end of the Mid-Western Regional Council, the village is close to Mudgee (30 mins), Gulgong (20 mins), Wellington (30 mins) and Dubbo (45 mins). With a close knit community the village still has an operational school, church and the local hotel run by the Martin family. Local cricket and tennis clubs meet regularly in this active community. Wool and cattle farms comprise the majority of the surrounding farmland, complimented by a few grain crops. Horse studs are also to be found surrounding Goolma village.
Nestled in a beautiful valley 40km south-west of Mudgee, Windeyer is steeped in history – some of the world’s best superfine wool comes from this district. The heritage listed 1911 Windeyer Hotel still operates, as does the caravan park from which you can hire gold panning equipment. There is a fossicking area adjacent to the hotel on Long Creek and adjacent to the Meroo Creek Bridge on the Mudgee side of the village. Gold pans and other equipment may be hired from the Bushlands Tourist Park – contact them on 02 6373 8252.