The small historic town of Crookwell is a haven of beautiful gardens, tree-lined streets, and fascinating heritage. Perched atop the Great Dividing Range, you’ll find historic walking trails, alpaca farms, and lovely cafes and pubs.
Crookwell, Goulburn area
Gold rush trails
Acquaint yourself with history on a self-guided walk past heritage-listed buildings and parks. Grab a brochure at the Crookwell Visitor Information Centre. Check out some award-winning local wines while you’re there, along with local jams, sauces and the famous Lindner socks made from local wool.
Gold was discovered here in the 1850s and the gold rush that followed attracted notorious bushrangers such as Ben Hall. You can try your own luck fossicking for sapphires and semi-precious stones at the rewarding Grabben Gullen Creek (no licence is required).
Farm experiences & local produce
For a fun day out, the Alpaca Farm Experience is a must for animal lovers of all ages. You’ll also find delicious local produce at markets and festivals, such as the Laggan Village Markets, the Crookwell Garden Festivalin November and the Crookwell Potato Festival in May.
In nearby Laggan, you can enjoy a relaxing dining experience along with a selection of regional wines and handcrafted beers at the Laggan Pantry. You can even opt to stay for the night at quaint Laggan Cottage. Indulge in a high tea at Crystal Brook Gardens and Lavender Farm between October to May.
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