Gulgong streets follow gold
The winding streets of Gulgong, 293 km north-west of Sydney and 28 km north of Mudgee, follow original gold mine claims. Red Hill has a gold mine shaft.
A memorial at Red Hill Reserve, on the corner of White and Fitzroy Sts, commemorates the strike by Tom Saunders in 1870 which led to the growth of Gulgong.
The heritage buildings including cottages, commercial premises, chapels, churches and the Opera House Theatre, many are more than 110 years old.
The poet Henry Lawson lived in the town as a boy and the Henry Lawson Centre traces his life. The Pioneers' Museum shows how people lived, dressed and worked in Gulgong 150 years ago.
The Prince of Wales Opera House still operates today. Once divas like Dame Nellie Melba performed on its stage.
Stay in Gulgong to enjoy the Eisteddfod, Henry Lawson Heritage Festival, Gulgong Folk Festival, Gulgong Show, club events and plays and theatre.
Gulgong Folk Festival
The Gulgong Folk Festival is held in December/January, the annual show in March and the Henry Lawson Festival in June.
There are a variety of cafes, restaurants, clubs and hotels.
Gulgong is noted for its artists, potters, tapestry workers, craftspeople and artisans. There work is on display at workshops and galleries. Around the town are interesting scenery, historic farms and many vineyards with cellar door sampling and sales.
Goulburn River National Park to the north-east of town covers about 70 000 ha of land adjacent the river. There are sandstone cliffs, caves and gorges with 250 Aboriginal sites.