Food, Wine & Ale Trails
Combine the magnificent natural beauty of regional NSW with fresh produce, elegant wines, boutique beers, quality restaurants, and colourful markets on dedicated food, wine and ale trails. Join a range of organised food and wine tours or follow the tasty routes on scenic road trips at your own leisure.
Wine lovers should take the Around Hermitage Wine and Food Trail in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region - home to many acclaimed wineries and innovative winemakers. You’ll also find an excellent selection of produce including olives, cheese and vegetables.
From Gundagai, running across the border to Beechworth Victoria, is the Snowy Valleys Way, encompassing over 300 kilometres of breathtaking scenery and landscapes through Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba. Stop en-route at food and wine producers or to fish in the many lakes.
The 100 Mile Diet includes the wine regions of Mudgee, Orange and Cowra. Taste goat’s cheese in Lidsdale, cool climate wines in Orange, figs in Borenore and beer in Mudgee. Enjoy shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay on the Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail along the Murray, surrounded by more than 80 hectares of vines.
Journey through the Riverina’s golden heartland on the Canola Trail, and explore the towns of Coolamon, Junee and Temora. Make sure you stop for a treat at Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory and take part in a workshop at Coolamon Cheese.
Combine beaches and wine on the Shoalhaven coast winery trail, which includes the wineries of Coolangatta Estate and Mountain Ridge Wines. In between glasses, take the 100 Beach Challenge and discover some of the incredible untouched beaches along this 170km stretch of coastline.
Continue south on Australia’s Oyster Coast Trail, stopping at the Pearly Oyster Bar in Batemans Bay and the SAGE Farmers Market, which takes place every Tuesday in Moruya. In May, be sure to visit the Narooma Oyster Festival, a celebration of local art, culture and of course, oysters.