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queanbeyan,                                          Heading east out of Canberra you can                                YOUNG &                             Boorowa, Harden &               side stalls laden with fresh seasonal

                                                                                                                                                                                                       produce, friendly locals and a fascinating
                                                                                                                                                                       Young - is renowned
                                                               experience the diversity of one of New
          BUNGENDORE                                           South Wales largest regional cities in                              HILLTOPS                            for glorious undulating         pioneering history. The beauty of the region
                                                                                                                                                                                                       is underpinned by rich soils which create
                                                                                                                                                                       countryside, fresh
          & BRAIDWOOD                                          Queanbeyan and the historic villages                                REGION                              produce, fascinating            a tapestry of colour, with fields of yellow
                                                                                                                                                                                                       canola in the spring, making way to pink and
                                                               of Bungendore and Braidwood.
                                                                                                                                                                       pioneering history and
                                                                                                                                                                                                       white blossoms and landscapes of golden
                                                                                                                                                                       exciting events.                wheat and barley.
                                            NATURE, HERITAGE, ARTS AND CRAFT SHOPPING AS WELL AS FOOD AND WINE ARE PLENTIFUL IN    Situated just over an                                               The region is one of the most diverse food
                                            THE QUEANBEYAN, BUNGENDORE AND BRAIDWOOD REGION.                                                                           Come and explore the Hilltops
                                                                                                                                   hour from Canberra,                 Region, home of authentic country   producing regions in Australia, cherries are
                                            Queanbeyan is located on the ACT/  If food and wine take your fancy,                   the Hilltops Region -               experiences, harvest time road   a local hero along with a wide range of stone
                                            NSW border only 10km from Canberra   Bungendore has access to local                                                                                        fruit. Be sure to stop by a Hilltops butcher
                                            CBD, in a snug valley near the junction of   wineries, fine food restaurants and                                                                           to find locally grown and organic beef, lamb
                                            the Queanbeyan and Molongolo rivers.   traditional pub fare.                                                                                               or pork.
                                            Queanbeyan’s proximity to Canberra,
                                            the Snowy Mountains, South Coast NSW   Braidwood is a pretty town, 88 km                                                                                   You’ll find an increasing number of Hilltops
                                            and the historic towns of Bungendore   east of Canberra, with historic                                                                                     Region wines at capital city fine dining
                                            and Braidwood means it is an ideal place   Georgian buildings. The entire town is                                                                          restaurants. The high altitude, coupled
                                            to stop and a great place to be based to   Heritage listed for its Georgian Town                                                                           with the dry summer and autumn, provides
                                            explore the region.                Plan – one of the last remaining in                                                                                     excellent ripening conditions and the rich
                                                                               Australia. The main street is sprinkled                                                                                 red soil enables the production of wines with
                                            Bungendore is a friendly village just   with beautiful churches, cafes and                                                                 90 MINUTES FROM   great intensity of flavour and finesse.
                                            30 minutes’ drive from Canberra. This   shops all operating in sensitively                                                               CANBERRA; BROWSE
                                            traditional town has a relaxed village   restored old buildings which have                                                               ANTIQUE AND CRAFT   Visitors are spoilt for choice with locally
                                            atmosphere and offers numerous     served the town since the frantic gold                                                              SHOPS, PICK YOUR OWN   made offerings; browse speciality retailers,
                       BR AIDWOOD MUSUEM                                                                                                                                          FRUIT AND TASTE AWARD
                       PHOTO CREDIT - ALEX RAE  specialty shops and world class galleries.  rush days of the 1850s.                                                                                    family owned bakeries, award winning cafés.
                                                                                                                                                                                        WINNING WINES.
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          YASS                                                                                                                 crookwell REGION


          VALLEY

                                                                                                                               Boasting snow dusted winters with cosy warm fires,
                                                                                                                               autumns ablaze with colour, spring blooms galore
          With award winning                                                                                                   and mild sunny summers, the Crookwell region
          wines and gourmet                                                                                                    offers warm and welcoming country hospitality.
          local produce, Yass
          Valley beckons the true             CLONAKILLA WINES - MURRUMBATEMAN
          foodie. Rich in history,             COUNTRY LIFE, UP CLOSE, OPEN SPACES, FRIENDLY FACES, PRODUCERS, CRAFTSPEOPLE,   Renowned for its seed potato       learning about lavender distilling, from
                                                                                                                               production, the Crookwell region is
                                                                                                                                                                  remote river fishing to eco-farm tours
          with an impressive art               HERITAGE HOTSPOTS, NATURAL HIDEAWAYS, TAKE A BREAK AND REBAL ANCE.              home to an amazing array of produce   as part of the annual Crookwell
          scene and extensive                                                                                                  from berries to top quality lamb   Potato Festival.
          calendar of events, your          Stop and chat with a local, the true   With an impressive food and wine scene,     which you can experience in a range
          adventure awaits.                 guides to our captivating region.   Yass Valley is the place to experience         of eateries that also offer local wines,   The region abounds with a wide array
                                                                                farm fresh produce and award winning           especially our world class pinot noirs.  of special events with the Taralga
                                            From a bushrangers grave in Binalong,   local wines. Enjoy gourmet pizza in                                           Rodeo in January followed by a series     AUTUMN IN CROOKWELL
          Escape to Yass Valley where you   a famous poet’s hangout in Bowning, an   the old Police stables in Gundaroo,       Natural attractions abound from    of country shows, Binda Picnic Races,
          can immerse yourself in real country   underground wonderland in Wee Jasper,   or taste award winning wine in an old   the magnificent underground world   Collector Village Pumpkin Festival,
          experiences without venturing too   to watersports on Lake Burrinjuck, Yass   schoolhouse at Murrumbateman. Chat     of Wombeyan Caves to the vast      Taralga Art Show, the Grabine           IN THE HEART OF
          far from the city. Be welcomed by   Valley is a place where you can discover   with passionate winemakers about their   waterways of Lake Wyangala. Hunt for   Freshwater Fishing Tournament,   CROOKWELL MEET THE
          locals when visiting award winning   the real Australia. Stop by explorer   latest vintage, or sit back and relax in   gemstones at Grabben Gullen or pan   Gunning Fireworks and more. You are   SOCK MAKER AT LINDNER
          restaurants and cellar doors, retail   Hamilton Hume’s home ‘Cooma Cottage’   one of our many restaurants and cafes.   for gold at Tuena and meet some of the   welcome any time to browse one of the   SOCK FACTORY OR FEED
          stores and galleries, where you will   in Yass, before tracing his steps as part   Whatever you choose, you will leave   locals at a historic pub when the day is   many village markets with something   THE BABY ALPACAS.
          have the opportunity to experience life   of your very own adventure through our   wanting more.                     done. Authentic country experiences   available nearly every weekend.
          as we live it, each and every day.  beautiful landscape.                                                             abound, from feeding the alpacas to

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