Gulgong; donít you love the name of this town. Along with Dungog and Dunedoo the name is so very interesting. The name 'Gulgong' is derived from the name used by the Wiradjuni for 'deep waterhole'. Gulgong is encounted when traveling from Dunedoo to Mudgee Hgy. Gulgong like Dungog is a beautifully managed heritage town.

Like several towns in this area, it began as a gold mining centre. However, being founded in the 1870s.  The traveler will delight in the narrow streets of this great town, and heritage buildings everywhere. Take the heritage walk.

Of special interest to the visitor is the Prince of Wal;es, a survivor with a rich history. But that said all of the hotels have their origins well over 100 years ago.

Another attraction of note is the Gulgong Pioneer Museum, which has a huge collection of thematically-displayed exhibits, ranging from kitchen utensils to complete buildings that have been relocated to a 'street' on the site.

Novelist and bush poet Henry Lawson lived briefly in Gulgong as a child in the early 1870s. A montage of goldrush-era Gulgong street scenes was used as a backdrop to the portrait of Lawson on the first 10 dollar note. The town and its surrounding district feature in Lawson's fiction.

The Gulgong War Memorial is at the ANZAC Park on the western fringe of the cbd.

All of the congregational churches are well over 100 years old. The Catholic being a magnificent example. The Anglican, Presbyterian and United all also over a 100 years old.

Gulgong is a pretty special place and the visitor should allow days when visiting.

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Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course