Kathleen SprymailadminLife in Mudgee pretty much revolves around the production and enjoyment of its own wine and food with cafe's, restaurants, wine bars and gourmet delights aplenty. Take a big breath of the fresh country air, look out on the surrounding hills daubed in colour from wattle and blossoms, or marvel at the bright stars in the night sky and we think we have found the perfect place for a city escape. The people are friendly too! See the real NSW countryside, only 4 hours drive from Sydney, or fly to Dubbo. Our top tip is to venture off the beaten track - if you stick to the main roads you will miss the best bits.