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

                                                Young - is renowned
                                                                                produce, friendly locals and a fascinating
 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.
            CATTLE OUTSIDE LONG TRACK PANTRY – JUGIONG

 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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