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Welcome to the Hilltops Region

Nestled to the west of Sydney and north of Canberra, the Hilltops Region offers our visitors an abundance of tourist activities including delicious food, wine tasting, shopping, picturesque walking trails and relaxation. Our beautiful towns and villages are easily reached from the Hume Highway and provide an opportunity to slow down and unwind while immersed in our rural way of life.

TOP: Boorowa

ABOVE: Hussy Speciality Coffee & Kitchen, Young

RIGHT: The Light Horse Hotel, Murrumburrah The Wiradjuri people, known as the people of the three rivers, are indigenous to the South West of New South Wales. The Wiradjuri nation is the largest cultural footprint in NSW and second largest geographically in Australia. European settlement in the region saw gold discoveries and brought skills to develop wool, pastoral, mining, agricultural and horticultural industries. Our rich cultural history is celebrated by thousands of people at festivals held throughout the year. Travel to towns and villages alive with Wiradjuri stories and those of the British, Chinese, and Europeans who settled here. Escape to the towns of Boorowa, Harden Murrumburrah and Young, and local villages, such as Jugiong, to learn of fascinating Australian histories; stories of the land, bush, pastures, fruit trees, vines, mineral diggings and architecture. Amble along the high streets of these towns and visit antique shops and boutiques. Stop for a bite to eat or a coffee that won first prize at the Royal Easter Show. Welcoming hotels provide a place to lay your head, refresh and enjoy a meal. Away from our towns, wander along country lanes and stop to sample an array of scrumptious farmgate produce.

DRIVE SCENIC ROADS BETWEEN OUR TOWNS AND VILLAGES THROUGH ORCHARDS, GRAPEVINES AND OLIVE GROVES.

Rural life and the landscape continue to change with the seasons; sweet white and pink blossoms of almond, plum, apple and cherry and fields of green change to bright gold of canola and pale gold of wheat. A walk at dusk or dawn is the perfect time to spot kangaroos and wallabies, the dramatic hills and forest ranges provide countless opportunities to spot birds and other native animals and our fields are full of livestock.