Gulgong Telegraph Station offers guests stylish, country style accommodation in the form of a Queen Studio Room and a 2 Bedroom Apartment. Set in a convenient central location with comfortable and welcoming contemporary country décor, both accommodation offerings are popular with holiday makers, businesspeople and enthusiastic tourists who are looking to immerse themselves
in the quaint and historical township of Gulgong, whilst exploring the regions many activities and offerings, including wine tasting, gold experiences, galleries, cultural and natural heritage attractions and tours. The Gulgong Telegraph Station (constructed in 2011) is an authentic recreation of the old Telegraph Station which was built in 1872.
Gulgong Telegraph Station Accommodation is located on the site of Gulgong’s original Telegraph House, which was built in 1872. At this time, Gulgong was a flourishing goldmining town, with an estimated 20,000 residents living in and around Gulgong. It is recorded that the building of Gulgong’s Telegraph House Gulgong commenced in 1872 after many years of agitation and requests by the locals who found the mail service to be severely lacking. It was not uncommon back then to have to wait alongside many other “anxious”, discontent and “rowdy” townspeople for more than an hour to receive your mail.
The name Gulgong is derived from the word used by the traditional owners of the land, the Wiradjuri people that meant deep waterhole.
It is believed that approximately 32 tons of gold was extracted from the Gulgong diggings during the goldrush, and during that time the town grew and developed to accommodate the needs of its residents and transient businesspeople. Pubs, a bank, butchers, bakers and an auctioneer’s house were constructed, as well as the renowned Price of Wales Opera House which still exists to this day, providing the basis of a well-established town.
The founding of the original Telegraph Station meant that the residents and businesspeople could better connect with their families and professional counterparts, allowing them access to the news of the day and family stories and gossip, without the delay of traditional postage methods. You’ve no doubt heard of rumors or stories coming through the grapevine, but did you know that grapevine is actually short for grapevine telegraph.
We’d love you to make the Telegraph Station your home away from home on your next visit to Gulgong.