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The NSW Government Has Launched Five Food and Wine-Based Tourism Trails Through the Southern Tablelands

Take the planning out of your next regional NSW adventure.
By Ben Hansen
August 17, 2022
By Ben Hansen
August 17, 2022

As part of its push to get encourage tourism to regional NSW and bushfire-impacted areas, the NSW Government has launched five new culinary trails that will guide you through the picturesque Southern Tablelands. If you're looking for a food-filled trip out of the big smoke, these trails are designed to take the planning out of your travels while ensuring you hit the best spots this beloved NSW region has to offer.

Located within three hours of Sydney, these food and wine trails are designed to be taken as a self-guided tour through your choice of five distinct areas within the Southern Tablelands. The five journeys have been labelled: Wine, Water, Wonder; Vibrant Villages & Passionate Producers; Wild Hume: Nature & History; Off the Beaten Track; and Recharge in the Great Outdoors, with each providing travellers with a wholly unique experience.

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So, let's break down a few of these trails. Number one is Wine, Water, Wonder which is based around Lake George. It includes trips to the adorable Some Cafe in the small town of Collector, a range of food and shopping spots, and a winery crawl through the idyllic vines of Lerida Estate, Lake George Winery, Contentious Character and Lark Hill Winery.

The Vibrant Villages & Passionate Producers trail takes you to stops like Grabben Gullen's The Albion Hotel for locally caught seafood, a 300-year-old sock-making dynasty in Crookwell, Laggan Pantry for a six-course degustation and a range of century-plus-old pubs.

And, trail three — Off the Beaten Path — explores the areas between the Southern Highlands' Queanbeyan and Braidwood. On this adventure, you'll explore the historic town of Captains Flat, take on our choice of scenic hikes and stumble upon charming pubs, cafes, delis and galleries.

Head to the Visit NSW website for the full breakdown of each tourist trail and to begin planning your trip to the Southern Tablelands.

Bungonia National Park

Plan a trip to the Southern Highlands through the NSW Government's tourist trails.

Images: Destination NSW

Published on August 17, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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