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.


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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5 days ago
Kandos Museum

Great news from Kandos Museum!

Kandos Museum has taken up occupancy of the Kandos Railway Station.
"The station is an important part of the fabric of Kandos and it is important that it not be fall into neglect." said Buzz ... See more

1 week ago

Our brilliant new promotional bookmarks are in from the printer!!! Will be passing the around to our tourist information centres and local businesses at Kandos and Rylstone. Make sure you pick some ... See more

4 weeks ago

an amazing shot of Glen Davis in the morning.

1 month ago
Mr Freshwater

Just a little report from Lake Windamere

Windamere report:
Finally got a chance to catch up on the PM's and emails, sorry about the delay to some of you but it has been a hectic week to say the least.
Those chasing the hot oil on our ... See more

1 month ago
Naked Lady Wines

Congratulations to local winery Naked Lady Wines for taking out best Cab Sav at the Mudgee Wine Show

Wow so happy thanks to our winemaker Lisa Bray and Victor for helping us achieve a great wine . Trophy for the best Cabernet Sauvignon this Mudgee Wine Show.

1 month ago

Pantoneys Crown at Capertee Valley: Grand Canyon.

1 month ago

A little known local treasure just behind Rylstone, The Wollemi Standing Stones circle. We got a fascinating tour from the woman who built it. An incredible construction in a brilliant position.

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

Last week Clandulla State Forest hosted a brilliant event - Round 3 of the Central West Interclub Race Series. Over 80 riders from across the state took on a 10 kilometre course through the ... See more

2 months ago

Could you imagine better weather or a better place to go fishing than Lake Windamere?

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