The Rylstone Kandos region, located just 3 hours drive from Sydney on the western edge of the Blue Mountains, is one of those rare, uncrowded places that combines old-fashioned friendliness and genuine charm with good modern food, great places to stay, and breathtaking scenery.

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Whether you enjoy bushwalking, fishing, canoeing, photography or birdwatching, would like to explore some history, visit a winery, sample some local products, experience a small town event or just enjoy a great cup of coffee … Our area is too good to miss.

The area sits astride the Great Dividing Range and is the gateway to the World Heritage Wollemi National Park, the stunning Capertee Valley, and the deeply carved upper valleys of the Goulburn/Hunter river systems.

While Kandos & Rylstone are small towns and this is part of their appeal, you will be spoilt for accommodation choices with just over 300 beds available in the region – no excuse not to make a weekend of it, or even a week! There are plenty of activities and we are central to the larger towns of Mudgee, Lithgow and Bathurst which are only 40 to 60 minutes away. The fully sealed Bylong Valley Way is now a comfortable, scenic link to the Hunter Valley.

Apart from the towns of Kandos and Rylstone, our area includes the villages and localities of Running Stream, Turon, Ilford, Charbon, Clandulla, Brogan’s Creek, Olinda, Nullo Mountain, Kelgoola, Bogee, Glen Alice, Glen Davis, Lue and Bylong.

 

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4 days ago
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Brilliant sunset over Kandos.

1 month ago
Cementa

If you are coming up to Kandos for our very own contemporary art festival Cementa17, its a good idea to check out what will be on and plan your trip. Check out the program on the Cementa website!

Our Program Lives: cementa.com.au/program

2 months ago
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Landscape Photography Competition!
Rylstone Kandos Business and Tourism are sponsoring a $200 prize for the best local landscape photo at this year's Rylstone Kandos Show. Get your entry in before ... See more

3 months ago
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Just one of many beautiful views at Fern Tree Gully

3 months ago
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Brilliant sunset over Kandos this evening

3 months ago
Photos from Discover Rylstone & Kandos's post

Do you love to drive and explore? The Rylstone Region offers some great drives. The one I’d like to highlight today is the Bylong Valley Way. In the north east it begins at Sandy Hollow in the ... See more

4 months ago
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Kandos is the town that made the cement that built the Sydney Harbour Bridge and more. Since the plant closed in 2011, a number of significant items including this ball mill have been relocated and ... See more

4 months ago
Photos from Discover Rylstone & Kandos's post

Ferntree Gully, located about 15km north of Rylstone (yes there is a Ferntree Gully in NSW as well as VIC) on the Bylong Valley Way, is a great spot for bush walking. Descend into the gully to ... See more

5 months ago
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Between Lithgow and Kandos lies the Capertee Valley, which claims to be the world's widest canyon. It encompasses a number of National Parks including Wollemi, Gardens of Stone and Capertee. To ... See more

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