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Sydney’s Opera House may boast glistening white sails, but Gulgong’s Prince of Wales Opera House, built in 1871, takes the crown as the oldest-operating theatre in the Southern Hemisphere – a proud truth for the local residents. Often described as the fabric of Gulgong, seats to performances by the Gulgong Amateur Musical and Dramatical Society sell out at a rate of knots. Keep your eyes peeled for tickets to experience it. Expect melodic sound acoustics, a bustling atmosphere and a night out that feels like another era.
In the words of Famous Gulgong poet Henry Lawson, ‘Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.’ Get to know Gulgong’s character in its charming 1800s pubs. While each haunt has its own unique charm, there’s one thing they all have in common, and that’s their love of great beer and good times. Spend your evening at the Prince of Wales for a roaring fire, quirky decor and live music; have a yarn with the locals on the Commerical Travellers House’s iconic filigree balcony; or soak in the sunshine from the Centennial Hotel’s (or ‘The Cenny’ as it’s affectionately referred to by the locals) dog-friendly garden. The Cenny proudly holds the crown as the oldest operating hotel in Gulgong and its presence on Australia’s first $10 note has fashioned this establishment into the history books.
Gulgong, a small town that fills you with a lifetime of memories to treasure.