How To Spend A Day In Mudgee

Let me eliminate the stress of organizing a trip to Mudgee wine region in Australia with this comprehensive guide.Come read where to stay, eat and play and where not to.

Located just 268 km north-west of Sydney, no matter how you choose to get yourself to Mudgee Region, it’s all part of the adventure. You will feel your senses tingle as the cityscape blurs out of view and the vast country landscape opens up in front of your eyes. Take a 3,5 hour roadtrip from Sydney through the Blue Mountains or fly up in short 45 minutes for the country charm and 40+ family owned cellar doors.

Mudgee has a rich pastoral history that is reflected in its heritage streetscapes which are wide and tree-lined just as you would imagine a refined country town to look like. With no traffic lights and average temperatures of 23C, Mudgee in the rolling hills with its rustic charm is worth taking a weekend away in.

Wine tasting in Mudgee Wine Region

Come along with me for a day in Mudgee wine region in the Australian state of NSW where I discover the hidden gems of Mudgee Cellar Doors and Wineries.

Mudgee is a well-known wine region in the Central Ranges wine zone in the Australian state of NSW. Its named for the town of Mudgee that is known for its warm summer days and cool evenings. With elevations from 430m to over 1100m above sea level, Mudgee offers a rich and varied range of grape varieties. From the well-loved classics of Chardonnay, Semillion, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz to those increasing in popularity such as Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Tempranillo, Barbera, Sangiovese and more. The elevation allows for a slower ripening period which makes the area ideal for producing wines with great intensity of colour and flavour. This is why Michael and I decided to spend our second anniversary in wine lovers paradise-beautiful Mudgee.

New Year's in Black Rocks

What did you do on New Year's Eve? Come and read how aussies do it on the beach in Bundjalung National Park while camping in Black Rocks.

Happy new year to you who are reading this! I hope you all made some memories and are looking forward to 2017. As Michael and I celebrated in Sydney last year with one of the most magnificent fireworks in the world, we wanted to do something simple this year. All our mates agreed and a plan to go to Bundjalung National Park for a four-day camping fun was born.

Christmas Boat Party in Sydney Harbour

How did you spend your company Christmas party? Come along with me as I take you on a Christmas Boat Cruise in Sydney Harbour!

Remember, when I wrote a post about travellers job struggles in Sydney?  Well, I did end up taking the bar job with no weekends or evenings off in exchange for a pretty reasonable salary. Knowing it’s not forever and being able to save up for my travels and for an expensive visit to the dentist makes it all worthwhile. Throw in a bunch of great people to work with and a company Christmas party on a licensed boat in Sydney Harbour and you start thinking why you even complained in the first place? I am talking about free open bar, food, friends and amazing scenery in the background.

Hiking North Era to Bundeena in Royal National Park (DAY 2)

Hiking from North Era to Bundeena on an adventure of a life time in The Royal National Park in Australia. Come read more about my DAY 2 of the 40 km hike in the wild.

Twisting and turning while swapping sides sleeping only on a thin foam mat, I was awake with every turn. Justyna decided to get up early to see the sunrise while I tried to get a few more minutes of some precious sleep. It was cold, dull and soon enough Justyna was back with a disappointment on her face, crawling back in her sleeping bag. I was awake now and went exploring the beach myself. Sitting on a perfect big rock, I found myself writing down the emotions of the previous day.