Things to do in Gulgong

We hope that you will enjoy your stay in Gulgong. While you are here, don’t forget to visit some, if not all the places in our “Things to Do” while in Gulgong list.

Red Hill shares a historic look at how mining was done. The poppet head, mining mural and mine shaft are still visible.

Symbol’s Trail when the Mid-Western Regional Council improved the paving in Mayne Street, Chester Nealie’s swaggies tiles were inlaid in the pavement along the footpaths in a random or ‘swaggering’ pattern. Pick up a free local historic guide from our reception or the Visitor’s Information Centre to decipher the symbols meanings.

The Drip lies just over a kilometre from Gulgong towards the coast. The drip track lies along the northern bank of the Goulburn River. It is well worth the trek, just to see the tiny clear waterfalls flowing from the rock, tracks of native animals, cliffs and rock pools. However, it can be slippery after rain.

Gulgong Markets are held every fourth Saturday morning in Coronation Park between Mayne & Robinson Streets

Gulgong Pioneers Museum is home to one of the finest Australiana collections. The museum’s motto is “Keeping the past alive”. You can picture yourself as a miner, a roustabout, a Cobb & Co coach driver, a shearer, a farmer or a country wife. Imagine the summer’s heat as you cook a roast over the stoves of yesteryear! Not sure what the stove would have looked like? Come visit the museum and see one. After visiting the museum, you will appreciate how hard your ancestors worked in everyday life. We promise the displays will make you appreciate all of the modern conveniences we take for granted today.

Make sure you check out the Charles Bayliss and Beaufoy Merlin heritage photo collection.

The Henry Lawson Centre houses a vast array of local regional history. They have a fine collection of Lawsonia with many books, writings, photos, oil paintings, prints and memorabilia of his life and work. The Museum hosts a Henry Lawson Heritage Festival held over the long weekend in June.

Prince of Wales Opera House is the oldest continually operating opera house in Australia. It was built by John Hart Cogdon in 1871. Visitors have been entertained by world renowned artists as well as local musicians, dancers and actors. This is another famous link between the town’s past and present.