Gundagai is a classic Australian country town located on the Murrumbidgee River. Visit the lookout for the best view of Gundagai’s historic railway bridges. Walk or cycle on the trail between the town and the Dog on the Tuckerbox statue.
View the marble masterpiece and stock up on local wines and honey at the Visitor Information Centre.
Take a trip through Bethungra to the old railway town of Junee. Visit the roundhouse Railway Museum, and the Old Mill which is now an organic liquorice and chocolate factory. The haunted Monte Cristo homestead is a living museum and mansion full of rare and precious antiquities and history. The elegant Broadway Hotel is home to the town’s museum and a quaint coffee and lolly shop.
Visit the Temora Aviation Museum to see a world-class collection of Australian ex-military aircraft. Temora is also home to the Rural Museum, which features the only Ambulance Museum in NSW, Sir Donald Bradman’s first home, Wiradjuri Keeping Place and much more. Walk or cycle along the meandering tree-lined pathway that connects Temora town centre to the picturesque Lake Centenary. Visit the nearby village of Ariah Park and have dinner at the Ariah Park Hotel.
No visit to the Riverina is complete without lunch at the famous Long Track Pantry in Jugiong. Situated along the Murrumbidgee River, the cafe showcases the best of the region’s food. Stock up on locally made sauces, preserves and salad dressings, to give as gifts or keep for yourself. Stop in to the Sir George Hotel for lunch or dinner and to sample their extensive collection of locally produced wines.
Stockinbingal and Wallendbeen
A short drive north of Cootamundra are the villages of Stockinbingal and Wallendbeen. Enjoy a counter lunch or dinner at the historic Wallendbeen Hotel, the community hub of the village. Drive along Burley Griffin Way from Wallendbeen to Stockinbingal, stopping at Jindalee National Park for a hike or mountain bike ride. Continue along Burley Griffin Way to Stockinbingal and take a stroll along the main street with its historic buildings. Soak up the village atmosphere with afternoon tea at Cafe 44 Hibernia.
Drop in to the National Parks run Tumut Visitor Centre for information on the Kosciusko National Park where you can visit the Yarrangobilly Caves or Blue Waterholes, explore the Snowy River country and do some fishing. See the process of broom making and purchase an old fashioned straw broom at the famous Tumut Broom Factory. The Children’s pint sized version is very cute.