Enjoy tasty adventures in the NSW Snowy Mountains, from cellar doors in the Tumbarumba wine region to crisp apples, luscious berries and moreish truffles. You can dine on fresh fish caught in pristine waters, and join in the fun at traditional country shows and delectable festivals.
Discover the elegant cool-climate wines of the high country. The majority of grapes are pinot noir and chardonnay and the region makes award-winning sparkling wines. You can visit cellar doors for a tasting, including Courabyra Wines,Snowy Vineyard, and Tumbarumba Wines Escape. The latter two also serve delicious food to accompany the wines.
Batlow is south of Tumut and home to one of Australia’s iconic ‘big things’ – the Big Apple. The town is famous for growing apples and you can celebrate the produce at Batlow Apple Blossom Festivalin October and Batlow CiderFestin May.
The Big Trout is another iconic big thing in Adaminaby, northwest of Cooma. Ten metres high, the Big Trout is a symbol of the superb fishing in Lake Eucumbene and surrounding waterways. There are fly fishing tours in warmer months and you can enjoy a fishing adventure at Eucumbene Trout Farm, where you cook your catch.
Snowy Mountains festivals
Tumbafest is a delightful food, wine and music festival in February. Tumbarumba Tastebuds is a two-day celebration of the cool-climate wines and other regional produce in October. Beer lovers can rejoice the art of making craft beer at the Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival in Thredbo in January.
Delicious food & wine in the Snowy Mountains
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