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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6 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

6 months ago
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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

7 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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Kandos is very fortunate to have Coomber Melon Mountain as a backdrop. A change of light and your perspective provides endless opportunities to enjoy the mountains. Locally, the small pointy one is ... See more

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Hi 5! Tomorrow is Rylstone's big day-the annual StreetFeast and while it may be too late to join the #longlunch there are plenty of other attractions that make it a fun day. There are market stalls, ... See more

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Nestled under Coomber Melon Mountain in Kandos is the Henbury Golf Course, a challenging eighteen hole championship course. The Henbury was designed by two distinguished Australian golf architects, ... See more

8 months ago
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We are fortunate to live in an area with abundant natural beauty. Dunn's Swamp, in the Wollemi National Park, is a pleasant 25 minute drive from Kandos and Rylstone. This photo was taken on the walk ... See more

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Love's Terrace was built by blacksmith, John Love, in the 1870s. It is just one of Rylstone's historic standstone buildings and I've heard, may even be haunted, (so the kids tell me). This photo (by ... See more

8 months ago
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Rylstone's 'swimming pool'. Anyone remember summer days playing here?
Photo by Karon Grant

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