Food and Wine Trails
Combine the magnificent natural beauty of Regional NSW with fresh produce, elegant wines, quality restaurants, and colourful markets on dedicated food and wine trails. You can join a delicious range of organised food and wine tours or follow the tasty routes on scenic road trips at your own leisure.
Trails include Around Hermitage in the Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region and home to many acclaimed wineries and innovative winemakers. As well as grapes for wine, the Hunter Valley grows a rich variety of produce. The annual Hunter Valley Food and Wine Festival is in May and June.
Other delectable trails include:
- The Yass Valley in the Canberra District wine region
- The Snowy Valleys Way through Tumut, Batlow and Tumbarumba
- The 100 Mile Diet in the Mudgee, Orange and Cowra wine regions
- South Coast trails along Australia’s Oyster Coast
- Riverina trails in Australia's food bowl
- The Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail in the Murray
On the lovely North Coast are enticing trails, from the Hastings River wine region in Port Macquarie to Australia’s iconic ‘big things’ - the Big Banana in Coffs Harbour and the Big Prawn in Ballina. The prawns are juicy in Yamba, too. You’ll find more yummy delights in Byron Bay and the Tweed.
When planning your holiday, check out the food and wine festivals across NSW. There are also traditional rural shows in Country NSW and other parts of NSW, including in the Snowy Mountains and along the coast, such as the Kiama Show in pretty Kiama, on the spectacular Grand Pacific Drive.
The events calendar is full of agricultural shows, country fairs and farmers markets. You can also pick your own fruit in season at some orchards and farm gates. Wilgro Orchards features a roadside stall selling apples during the picking season. At the Clyde River Berry Farm pick your own berries.
Other trails are through the Blue Mountains to Orange and Sydney to Mudgee, via the Hawkesbury region. The Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate trail is ideal for a day tour from Sydney, or as a stepping stone to the Orange or Mudgee wine regions. Pick your own fruit at some farms along the way.