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