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 months ago

Pantoneys Crown at Capertee Valley: Grand Canyon.

5 months 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.

6 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

6 months ago

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

7 months ago
Timeline Photos

Mount Marsden was one of the first landmarks on the early maps of our area. This might just be why.

7 months ago
Timeline Photos

Waking up to scenes like this is the reason why we live where we live. This is looking east from the town of Rylstone. Do you have a great view you soak up each morning?
Photo: Karon G

8 months ago
Naked Lady Wines

One of our several brilliant local wineries, Naked Lady Wines is serving some beautiful food and wine in a pretty beautiful setting. If you are in the area, drop in on them.

It's going to be a stunning autumn weekend why not join us for a glass of wine and a shared platter of food. We are open from 11 am

9 months ago
Rylstone Olive Press

Rylstone Olive Press is an award winning olive press nestled in a brilliant bit of the country just outside of Rylstone. If you haven't paid it a visit yet, make sure you do. You won't be ... See more

Check out this beautiful video of Rylstone Olive Press - Harvest 2017. It's the next best thing to actually being there.

9 months ago

How can you not love coming home when your driveway looks this good?

Any one know the story of the poplars that line the approach to kandos?

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