town in New South Wales, Australia

Gulgong is a township in the Central West region of the Australian state of New South Wales. Together with its neighbour Mudgee, Gulgong offers a fantastic historical heritage and a host of great small wineries.


A former gold-mining town, Gulgong was the birthplace of one of Australia's great 19th-century poets, Henry Lawson.

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Gulgong is on the B55 Castlereagh Highway, about 30 km (19 mi) north of Mudgee.

From Sydney, Gulgong is an easy 4 hour drive (291 km). Take the Great Western Highway through the Blue Mountains or alternatively the Bells Line of Road through Windsor. Turn off for Gulgong just past Lithgow.


  • Gulgong Pioneers' Museum, 73 Herbert Street
  • Henry Lawson Centre, 147 Mayne St (the old 1920s Salvation Army Hall), +61 2 6374 2049. Su-F 10AM-noon, Sa public and schools holidays 10AM-3PM. The largest collection of memorabilia (paintings, prints, cuttings, photographs, books) outside of the Mitchell Library in Sydney relating to Henry Lawson, one of Australia's best-known poets and short-story writers






  • 1 Gulgong Motel, 71 Medley St, +61 2 6374 2259. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: 10AM. Has a pool and free Wi-Fi.

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