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town full of history & charm

The streets of Gulgong wind between quaint clapboard and iron buildings complete with verandahs and iron lace, offering a look back to the hustle and bustle of the old gold mining town in the 1800's.


Gulgong is a delightful town, full of surprises and flashbacks to the original lifestyle that put our wonderful town on the map.


Enjoy hearing stories of Tom Saunders, Henry Lawson and other Australian's that have fallen in love with the charm of this heritage town.

The Ten Dollar Town, Gulgong

Many visitors have asked why our Motel is called the Ten Dollar Town Motel, possibly hoping it is because we charge $10 for a room!! The real reason is that our beautiful Gulgong used to be featured on the $10 note along side Henry Lawson as pictured here. Our Motel is located right in the middle of town so it only seemed right we named the Motel in celebration of this.


Once a bustling gold mining area the region now produces gold of another kind in the form of the golden merino fleece and the golden grain from the wheat fields. The ground is still rich with minerals, producing coal, clay and magnetite. In recent times the area has become a prominent wine growing plus horse and cattle breeding area.

But more important to the town is the bustling tourist industry which has developed over the years as more and more people take time to discover their roots and explore a unique part of Australia’s heritage.

Gulgong Attractions

There are many things to do in Gulgong, we are happy tours for you or simply recommend an itinerary for your stay. Just talk to our friendly team when you check in or email us to find out how we can help you make the most of your time in Gulgong.

  • Visit Gulgong’s Pioneers Museum housing one of the finest collections of Australiana in the country.

  • Visit the Henry Lawson Centre, a study centre and living memorial to one of Australia’s greatest story tellers.

  • Inspect the historic Prince of Wales Opera House. Coach groups can be entertained by some of the town’s local theatrical group in an after dinner show.

  • Visit the various craft and bric-a-brac stores scattered throughout the town.

  • Follow the town trail, a walking tour of the town which gives an enlightening history into the background of the town and its buildings.


  • Pan for Gold at the Gulgong Gold Experience

  • Visit "Hands on the Rock", a rock formation which depicts aboriginal paintings, or the "Drip", a beautiful waterfall hidden from normal passing traffic but surrounded by native flora and fauna.

  • View the local region from Flirtation Hill, the town’s scenic lookout high above the town.

  • Visit Ulan where one of the state’s largest underground and open-cut coal mines is situated.

  • Special social evenings can be arranged at one of the town’s clubs or hotels for groups stopping over.

  • Arrange group sporting tournaments with our local teams, including bowls, golf, football, etc.

  • Coach groups can be taken on a guided tour of the town with one of our guides giving an extremely informative narrative.

Gulgong is the ideal spot to set up base then tour the surrounding areas:

  • Mudgee with its wineries, honey & mustard tastings and craft shops.

  • The old goldmining town of Hill End.

  • Picturesque Sofala.

  • Ulan Coal Mine.

  • The Caves and Phosphate Mine at Wellington.

  • The Zoo and Gaol at Dubbo.

  • Yeoval Angora Tourist Farm.

  • The Sidings Springs Observatory at Coonabarabran.

  • The Warrumbungle National Park.

Call 02 6374 1204 for more information
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