The Mudgee-Rylstone area
offers a world of outdoor adventures. Enjoy exploring, walk
or drive along the bush and rock-lined Cudgegong River.
Try to spot platypus in one of the lovely waterholes or
throw in a fishing line and then onto the dam to enjoy the
wonderful views. Walk right up to the camping area of Dunns'
Swamp, as seen on Getaway and Our Country,
past the unique Padoga Rock formations to Platypus Point
and on around to the camping area and boat ramp. Climb up
through Split Rock; 27mtrs tall, 91mtrs long, and walk through
to the other side. Bird watchers have found ninety different
species around this area. The abundant native flora is beautiful
all year long but to see bursts of golden wattle in August
or the wildflowers in late spring is a wonderful bonus.
Photography and painting opportunities abound for the enthusiast.
History buffs will enjoy early photos and a story, told
by the daughter of the man in charge of building the dam
in the 1930's, giving insight into their everyday life and
working conditions. More history is revealed in the story
of Jesse Hickman, the Lady Bushranger who roamed this area.