The Rylstone Region 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 of rural and wilderness landscapes. Whether you enjoy bushwalking, fishing, canoeing, photography or birdwatching, would like to explore some history, visit a winery or taste some olive oil, experience a small town hot rod or agricultural show, or just find a great cup of coffee…. the Rylstone Region is too good to miss.
The area sits astride the Great Dividing Range, and is a gateway to the World Heritage Wollemi National Park to the east; the scenic Capertee Valley to the south; the heritage gold towns of Sofala and Hill End to the southwest; the deeply carved upper valleys of the Goulburn/Hunter river system to the north, and of course the Wine Region of the Mudgee valley.
Our scenic drives take you to all of these highlights. Distances and road surfaces are indicated in the descriptions. Please be on the lookout for stock and wildlife, especially in unfenced areas and at dusk. Drive carefully on unsealed roads to minimize dust and erosion, and be aware that some surfaces may be slippery or corrugated.