Discover the National Trust-classified riverside village of Gundaroo in the beautiful Yass Valley, north of Canberra. Enjoy delicious food and wine in lovingly preserved colonial buildings. There is wine tasting at Canberra District wineries and you can taste fresh seasonal fare at the acclaimed Grazing.
A National Trust-classified treasure, the beautifully preserved colonial village of Gundaroo is a marvellous riverside destination in the Yass Valley, in southwest NSW. The main street is an outdoor heritage museum, and delicious food and wine experiences include wine tasting in pretty vineyards.
Amble along Cork Street and admire the 19th century buildings - slab huts, wattle and daub designs, and stone and locally fired brick structures. Stop in at the Cork Street Cafe and enjoy good coffee and fabulous food in the old police horse stables. There is a courtyard for lovely outdoor dining.
Grazing at Gundaroo is an acclaimed restaurant in the elegantly restored 1865 Royal Hotel, a country pub. You can taste the freshest seasonal produce in the restaurant, including fruit and vegetables grown in the chef’s garden. A fine selection of Canberra District wines complements the menu.
Crowes Restaurant is in the Gundaroo Colonial Inn, established as the Commercial in 1872. Enjoy hearty meals, with modern twists, made from locally sourced ingredients. You can also stay at the Colonial Inn while other places to stay include the Nest at Gundaroo’s villas and heritage cottage.
There are several premium wineries around Gundaroo, which is 30 minutes’ drive north of Canberra and three hours southwest of Sydney. The cellar door of Tallagandra Hill winery is open Sundays or by appointment for groups. Joshua’s Fault Wines welcomes visitors by appointment to its winery.