Gulgong is an old gold mining town present at 29 km North West of Mudgee. This town is also known as ‘the town on the $10 note’ as it once was. In the late 1870`s Gulgong was packed with fortune hunters and till date buildings with narrow streets lined with Clapboard and iron buildings still greet a visitor.
Attractions in the town
Henry Lawson Centre present on the Mayne Street boasts of the largest collection of Lawson Memoribilia outside Sydney`s Mitchell Library. Prince of Wales opera house, Mayne Street, etc are present at the corner of Mayne and Medley Streets. American Tobbaco warehouse and Fancy Goods emporium is present on the Mayne Street. Red Hill present off the White Street is the site of Original gold strike. Red Hill has features restored stamper mill, pop pet head and memorial of Henry Lawson.
Attractions in the Area
Ulan Coal Mine is present at 22 km to the NorthEast of Gulgong. Gulgong River National Park has The Drip which is a 50 m curtain of water dripping through rocks alongside the Goulburn River. Talbragar Fossil Fish beds are located 35 km to the north east of Gulgong