Blessed with a climate of four distinct seasons, fresh local food and produce is on the menu year round. Chefs in this region are passionate about their craft, so expect to be knocked out by fabulous flavours – whether at a chefs hat-awarded restaurant or one of the many fantastic local village bakeries.
This is a food lover’s paradise where visitors are spoiled for choice. From degustation feasts for a crowd, romantic dinners for two or a casual family get together, the table is always set and the welcome always warm.
One of the best ways to get to know a town is to drop in to the local watering hole. There’s a country pub to suit every taste, from boutique breweries offering gourmet bar snacks to traditional hotels offering tried and true favourites. On a hot summer’s day there’s little better than sipping an icy cold brew in the beer garden of a village pub…unless it’s sipping a chilled Pinot Gris and nibbling some local artisan cheese in the shade of an ancient red gum at one of the valley’s many fabulous wineries.
Whatever the day holds – whether it’s jumping on a bike and cycling the rail trail or heading to the riverbank to cast in a line, start with a delicious breakfast at a village cafe before heading out. Linger over a leisurely lunch with a glass or two of a local drop or indulge in some mouthwatering cake and coffee for afternoon tea. And at the end of a great day’s adventuring in the Goulburn River Valley enjoy a sensational dinner with family and friends.
Our favourite haunts include: