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.
Visitor information centreEdit
Gulgong is on the Mudgee.Castlereagh Highway, about 30 km (19 mi) north of
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 Visitors' Centre, 66 Herbert St, ☏ , ✉ email@example.com. Th-M 10AM-3PM. Pamphlets can be obtained here outlining the Gulgong Town Trail which takes in the town's heritage sites.
- Gulgong Pioneers' Museum, 73 Herbert Street
- Henry Lawson Centre, 147 Mayne St (the old 1920s Salvation Army Hall), ☏ . 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