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Top Choice Museum in Gulgong

Gulgong Pioneer Museum

This enormous, fascinating museum has one of the most eclectic and chaotic collections of artefacts in the state. Machinery, including a working 1869 Albion hand-printing press, as well as relocated cottages, clothi…
Indian in Gulgong

Haldi

A wonderful surprise: authentic, high-quality Indian cuisine with matching table service, set on a quintessentially Australian streetscape in Gulgong. Haldi has been winning accolades since it opened in 2012, and de…
Pub in Gulgong

Prince of Wales Hotel

This friendly old pub in Gulgong exudes character – plants, corrugated iron, open fire, sloping floors and has decent pub-grub at reasonable prices: $6 lunch deals are hard to beat. You might even decide you want to…
Historic Building in Gulgong

Prince of Wales Opera House

Originally built in 1871, and now owned by the Gulgong Amateur Musical and Dramatical Society, the Opera House is the oldest still-operating theatre of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. There is a small store nex…
Museum in Gulgong

Henry Lawson Centre

Henry Lawson – perhaps Australia's most celebrated author – spent part of his childhood in gold-rush Gulgong. This small museum housed in a former Salvation Army hall, explores his life and works, as well as his ear…
Cultural in Gulgong

Henry Lawson Heritage Festival

Gulgong's obsession with its favourite one-time resident –e ven though he only lived here for a year and was less than complimentary about the place in his prose – culminates during the June long weekend, with conce…
Cafe in Gulgong

Butcher Shop Café

A delightful little, erm, former butcher shop, cleverly transformed. It serves a hearty array of food, all chalked up on the blackboard. The melts and toasties are especially good.