We are fortunate to be surrounded by so many fascinating towns and unique sites to visit for those who seek adventure. For those who seek culinary adventures, we also have many celebrated local eateries and are on the doorstep of some of NSWs South West wine areas.
15 minute drive
Historic bridges of Gundagai
The landscape at Gundagai is dominated by four bridges spanning the Murrumbidgee flats: the historic Prince Alfred Bridge, the timber Railway Bridge, and now the dual Sheahan bridges of the Hume Highway.
The timber viaducts are wonderful examples of early engineering solutions to crossing a major flood plain. Their national significance is recognised with listing by the National Trust. They are a spectacular latticework of wooden trusses, spanning the flood plains and River.
Follow the River Walk from Yarri Park – they are well worth a look (follow the signs or pick up a brochure from the Visitor Centre).
The famous Dog on the Tuckerbox
The Dog on the Tuckerbox is an Australian historical monument and tourist attraction, located at Snake Gully, five miles from Gundagai, New South Wales as described in the song of the same name, but it is in fact located about 7.2 kilometres from the centre of Gundagai. The dog section of the monument was cast in bronze by Oliver’s Foundry Sydney and its base sculpted by Gundagai stonemason Frank Rusconi. It was unveiled by the then Prime Minister of Australia Joseph Lyons on 28 November 1932 as a tribute to pioneers. The statue was inspired by a bullock drover’s poem, “Bullocky Bill”, which humorously describes a series of misfortunes faced by the drover, culminating in his food being spoiled by his dog who sits either in or on his tuckerbox.
The Coffee Pedler
Boasting the best coffee between Sydney and Melbourne, if you pull into Gundagai, this is the place to coffee & dine. Beautiful wholesome breakfasts and lunches, made fresh on location and a selection of cakes to make your mouth water. Open 7 days.
30 minute drive
Enjoy the ever popular Murrumbidgee river town of Jugiong. It is a bustling town which is a true drawcard for anyone visiting this region.
The café which put Jugiong on the map ‘The Long Track Pantry’ offers delicious café food, coffee, cakes, local produce, tasty seasonal menus and homewares. During the Warmer months as part of The Long Track Pantry is Lickity Splits gelato bar. Watch out for notice of cooking classes also which hero local seasonal produce.
The newest culinary addition to Jugiong is The Sir George. Beautifully restored original stone corner pub offering an amazing pub menu which would rival any cool city pub. It is beautifully kid friendly and has great outdoor dining areas. Great for groups also.
You will not be able to enter Curators Collective without being tempted by the range of homewares and fashion. The eclectic store is a sensory delight and is full of stunning one off pieces for the home or for home renovations. Carlie Oates, the very talented director, also offers interior styling consultations. She will beautifully transform your life!
Home to the Curator’s Collective, the Yard Studio and Woodstock Resources. Come to Jugiong for authentic and original retail therapy! 4Doors retail stores open 10am-4pm Thursday – Monday.
Woodstock Resources supply original French oak floor boards and parquetry, antique building materials and architectural salvage from Europe and South America. Woodstock Resources can assist in sourcing one off architectural pieces for projects.
Follow @flock.creativeco. It houses a co-creating art and design space. This new space will be home to @theyard_studio , the brilliant @cathyhamilton_bongalong and @thedesignpaddock girls!! Make sure you pop in to see what they both have in store and check out their beautiful spaces! Follow @flock.creativeco
Wagga Wagga is a major regional city in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Straddling the Murrumbidgee River, with an urban population of more than 54,000 as at the 2016 census, Wagga Wagga is the state’s largest inland city, and is an important agricultural, military, and transport hub of Australia. The ninth fastest growing inland city in Australia, Wagga Wagga is located midway between the two largest cities in Australia–Sydney and Melbourne–and is the major regional centre for the Riverina and South West Slopes regions.
The working brewery stands proudly in the front bar of the brew pub to give you a mouth-watering view of all the brewing action as it happens. From crisp lagers to sweet stouts and everything in between, we’re always perfecting our regular brews and surprising guests with one-off specialities. Like the Spiced Carrot Cake beer served in a glass rimmed with cream cheese icing. Very unusual. Very delicious.
Enjoy cocktails and nibbles at the main bar or dine in the delicious Romanos restaurant. There is a place for you whatever your tastes.
This is THE destination for homewares and beautiful things in Wagga Wagga. You will be tempted at every turn. You have been warned.
Borambola Wines is a family owned business, specialising in 100% locally grown and produced beer and wine including, red, white, sparkling, Tuckerbox Hoppy Lager beer and apple cider. Borambola Wines are available at The Coach House and they welcome visitors to their Cellar Door for tastings, as well as catering for weddings, ceremonies, corporate functions and special events.
Clementine is a warm and vibrant regional restaurant in the heart of Yass.
This one hatted delight is set in a 1950’s weatherboard cottage with views across the lawn to the striking Lovett Chapel, it is the perfect place for a long lunch on the deck or intimate dinner by the fireplace.
1 hr drive
Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory is located at the restored Junee Flour Mill, a historically rich landmark in the rural township of Junee, New South Wales.
The Factory produces a rapidly growing range of innovative, certified organic confectionaries increasingly being found in shops around Australia and overseas.
Café and confectionary shop on site to enjoy.
Coolamon Cheese is the brainchild of Barry Lillywhite, Cheesemaker of 35 years & his son Anton Green, a front of house hospitality professional.
Coolamon Cheese has become a ‘cellar door’ for cheese showcasing Barry’s talent in cheesemaking, offering workshops & highlighting dairy & produce from across the region.
A seasonal menu showcases in every item one of their boutique cheeses and how they can be used.
25 Minute Drive
Tumut is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, situated on the banks of the Tumut River. Tumut sits on the north-west foothills of the Snowy Mountains and is referred to as the gateway to the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Blowering Dam; Famous as the site of the world water speed record in 1978, Blowering Dam is one of the biggest dams in NSW. At 1,628,000 megalitres or three times the size of Sydney Harbour, Blowering Dam stores water released upstream for electricity generation in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme and releases it for agriculture in the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.
Adelong Falls; Nestled on the bank of the Adelong Creek, Adelong is a town of some 900 residents. The main street is classified by the National Heritage Trust of Australia (NSW) with some buildings dating back to the gold rush. Adelong is the town that services the heritage listed site the Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins. Adelong Falls Gold Mill Ruins is the perfect spot for a picnic, taking some stunning photographs or to cool off in some of the deeper pools.
Between Batlow & Tumbarumba you’ll walk into some trees where the world feels silent. To be so dwarfed is breathtaking… worth a visit.
The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool.
Discover some of the most beautiful limestone caves in Australia, with 6 show caves open to the public. Stop by Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre for tickets and tips first. Then step into the depths of South Glory Cave on a self-guided tour through its lofty chambers. Join a daily guided tour of Jillabenan Cave’s delicate stalagmites, stalactites, shawls and cave corals. Or, see Jersey Cave’s rare black flowstones.
Selwyn Snow Resort is a small ski resort located in the most northern part of the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council and Kosciuszko National Park. Selwyn Snowfields is located near the town of Adaminaby and is close to Cabramurra, which is the highest town in Australia.
Magnificent waterfalls, just a 15 minutes drive from Tumbarumba, heading towards Tooma. Short walk to the viewing platform (less than 100m) and little further to falls. Great opportunity for photography.