Nestled between golden poplars and the rolling green hills of the Macquarie Ranges sits the picturesque town of Molong NSW. The name Molong is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘place of many rocks’. It is surrounded by rich agricultural land known for its production of fine wool, wheat, orchards, vineyards and cattle.
Explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell’s indigenous tracker, Yuranigh is buried just out of Molong on the Mitchell Highway towards Orange. A man of special honour, Aboriginal scarred trees mark the grave site.
The town’s charming main street is an excellent example of Austen-European architecture, with its lovely awnings, verandahs and cast iron lattice balustrades. This heritage-listed street compliments the many other well-preserved historic buildings dotted throughout the town and is a wonderful place to take a stroll and appreciate the town’s rich architectural history.
Molong has a vibrant arts and crafts scene, and the town is home to a number of galleries and homewares stores. A historic former Cobb & Co coach house takes on new life as a craft gallery, while the Yarn Market is housed in the oldest brick building in Molong, and sells hand-crafted goods, produce and provides valuable visitor information.
Surrounding Molong you will find boutique cellar doors where you can sample the tastes of the region whilst enjoying expansive vineyard views. Molong weather is considered cool-climate which produces excellent Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir within the region.
Molong accommodation is abundant and varied, ranging from charming B&Bs, boutique self-contained cottages to motels and caravan parks.