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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2 months ago

Beautiful clouds and super moon sunset starting the new year Kandos style

3 months ago

Another glorious sunset at Kandos, this time captured by drone.

4 months ago

Everyone knows about the brilliant camping at Ganguddy (Dunns Swamp), but did you know that Glen Davis has a brilliant little National Parks campsite tucked in the cliffs behind the town. Its also ... See more

4 months ago
The Rylstone Hotel

Rylstone Street Feast is on again! Come check out the amazing array of things to do and see and taste! It's promising to be another brilliant feast day.

We’ve got your StreetFeast weekend sorted here at The Rylstone Hotel.
Chloe Hall is kicking the weekend off on Friday night with live music from 8pm.
Aaron Bolton is back again playing all of your ... See more

4 months ago
WIN News Central West

Increadible news!!! The Kandos Museum has just closed a deal to open the railway line to Kandos for tourist trains!! This has to be one of the most beautiful bits of rail line in NSW and now folk ... See more

Kandos railway station hasn't been used for regular passenger train services since 2004.

Now Kandos Museum has successfully leased the station, so it's full steam ahead on a new tourism train ... See more

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months ago

an amazing shot of Glen Davis in the morning.

6 months 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

6 months 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.

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