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ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY

5 Days / 4 Nights

Indulge yourself and join us on this midweek escape to the Mudgee region of NSW. Stunning heritage streetscapes, museums run by passionate people, farm fresh produce, elegant wineries and the opportunity to immerse yourself with a local Indigenous Guide, into the natural beauty of the Wollemi National Park, the largest wilderness area in NSW.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Small group personalised touring
  • Immersion in natural wilderness
  • Gourmet winery and food experiences
  • Kayaking on pristine wilderness waterway
  • Indigenous cultural experience

ITINERARY

DAY 1 – SYDNEY TO MUDGEE (LD)

Three and a half hours North West of Sydney, Mudgee is a picturesque drive via the Bells Line of Road through the Blue Mountains. Our first stop is a visit the Mt Tomah Botanical Gardens for Devonshire Morning Tea. Continuing towards Mudgee, stopping for spectacular views over the Capertee Valley from Pearson’s Lookout along the way. We visit a boutique whisky distillery nestled on the edge of the stunning valley . Arriving into Mudgee, we will visit the fabulous Logan Winery where here we enjoy Wine and Cheese followed by a regional Charcuterie Platter lunch.   Late afternoon check in to our accommodation with the remainder of the afternoon free at leisure to explore the heritage streets – perhaps a visit to the local Brewery may be in order!   Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant

Overnight – Perry Street Hotel


DAY 2 – MUDGEE (BL)

This morning we enjoy a leisurely light breakfast at a local café as today is all about indulging in regional produce and fine wines! The region is home to restaurants, farm fresh produce and more than 40 elegant wineries that produce complex reds and golden chardonnays. Also, one of Mudgee regions best kept secrets has been its wonderful fresh and locally grown produce. Today we spend time exploring the Farm Gate Trail – a true food and wine lovers delight!!! We return to your hotel late afternoon and the evening

Overnight – Perry Street Hotel

DAY 3 – MUDGEE TO KANDOS (BLD)

This morning see us depart Mudgee and travel to Dunns swamp, or Ganguddy as it is known to local Aboriginal people, a beautiful, serene waterway on the Cudgegong River in Wollemi National Park. We join our expert local guide for a 2 hour guided Kayak Tour, in stable kayaks on this sheltered waterway. Then on to De Beaurepaire Winery – from the first vine planting in 1998, this family’s single estate vineyard has grown into a renowned multi-generational boutique producer of French-style wines. We enjoy a 2 hour tasting experience – meet the vignerons, explore the vineyard, & experience the wines followed by a light lunch at the winery. Our final stop is the heritage village of Rylstone with time for the self-guided Rylstone Heritage Walk. Early evening we arrive at our overnight accommodation in Kandos.

Overnight – Fairways Motel Kandos


DAY 4 – WOLLEMI NATIONAL PARK (BLD)

Yesterday we explored by water – today under the guidance of a local Indigenous guide, we explore by land. We meet our local Indigenous guide at the cultural centre and art gallery before heading off into the Wollemi National Park. Known for being the home of the Wollemi Pine, one of the world’s oldest and rarest trees. This is a rugged and spectacular landscape which is important for its flora, fauna and Aboriginal rock art sites. Today we learn about the Indigenous Culture and explore on a series of bush walks. Lunch to be enjoyed picnic style and we return to our accommodation late afternoon.

Overnight – Fairways Motel Kandos

DAY 5 – KANDOS – SYDNEY (BL)

Our journey back to Sydney takes us via the Blue Mountains National Park. Home to some of the country’s most dazzling natural attractions and charming country villages, the Blue Mountains are world famous. Explore a range of sensational viewing platforms. We stop in the gorgeous village of Leura to explore the boutique shops and enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants. Arrive in Sydney approximately 4.30-5.00pm where tour will conclude.

Price From:

$2,819.00 per person twin share

( Single Supplement $485.50 )

Price is based on minimum of 8 Guests

DEPARTURES Tours are currently based on Private Exclusive Charter. Group sizes can currently range from 2 – 10 guests, with a maximum of 16 guests as restrictions further ease. The pricing quoted is currently based on a minimum of 8 guests and is an indicative cost. Please contact our office to discuss your preferred dates of travel and group size and we will tailor accordingly.
DURATION 5 days
FITNESS REQUIRED MEDIUM – Whilst this tour is not physically demanding it does include nature walks in National Parks and easy kayaking. There will be times where you will be required to navigate uneven tracks, inclines/descents on walks and all participants are required to be able to walk unaided and will not need any foreseen assistance throughout the journey. For all clients to fully enjoy this travel experience, excellent health and mobility is required by all.
WEAR Comfortable clothing, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Expert Driver Guide Escort
Twin Share Accommodation with Ensuite (where available)
Meals as advised (B= Breakfast / L = Lunch/ D=Dinner)
Admissions & Sustainable Water bottles on board.
Travel in bespoke 14 or 17 passenger Seat tour Vehicle with reclining leather coach seats & air conditioning
NOT INCLUDED
Beverages with meals unless otherwise specified
Travel Insurance
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Image Credits: Destination NSW

  • Small group personalised touring to the Mudgee Region
  • Immersion in natural wilderness
  • Gourmet winery and food experiences
  • Kayaking on pristine wilderness waterway
  • Indigenous cultural experience
Image Credit: Destination NSW
Image Credit: Destination NSW
Image Credit: Destination NSW