Hilltops Region Visitor Guide

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BALLINACLASH Pick your own cherries, apricots and plums. Pre-packed cherries and stone fruit, cherry pies, cherry ice cream, jams, wines and much more. Shady picnic area with free BBQ. Coaches welcome. See page 34 for more.

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4321-4335 Olympic Hwy (South), Young Ph: 0418 271 770 www.ballinaclash.com.au

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Cherry season is an exciting time of year with fruit starting to be harvested early November through to 23rd December. We offer customers a quality experience when buying direct from our packing shed shop, located at the front of the building. We also offer local produce from jams through to honey, with fresh strawberries when available. We welcome individuals and couch groups, so we look forward to seeing you!

A family-owned 60 acre orchard in the historic goldfield village of Wombat 12km south of Young, specialising in the Pick Your Own experience. We have mainly cherries (many varieties), strawberries, and limited raspberries. The cafe overlooks our beautiful dam serving up our own handmade cherry pie and hot coffee as well as other delights on the day. Jams, local honey, produce, and gift items. Clean toilets. Plenty of parking. Tour groups and coaches welcome.

4179 Olympic Highway South, Young Ph: 0448 842 930 www.valleyfreshcherries.com.au

3725 Olympic Highway, Wombat Ph: 0418 462 821 www.allambieorchard.com

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Neil & Tim Wells welcome you to their family owned and operated cherry orchard and packing facility. We love to share the excitement of a cherry orchard in full production. Our pick-your-own experience is something not to be missed and you are also more than welcome to drop in to buy boxed cherries. Come for a guided tour of the orchard and packing facility, followed by a taste of really fresh crisp and crunchy cherries.

Hill Lock Orchard is a family owned business since 1998 and produces 15 different varieties of Cherries. We are currently the largest strawberry farm in the region with over 20 000 plants available for Pick Your Own, an experience not to be forgotten. We produce a variety of fresh vegetables, available for picking, with plenty of animals for the kids to see such as Peacocks, Guineafowl, Quails and more.

920 Boundary Rd, Wombat Ph: 0403 708 144 www.mainrangeorchard.com.au

78 Racecreek Rd, Wombat Ph: 0439 947 727 or 0481 355 543 E: hill-lock-orchard@hotmail.com

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Cowra Motor Inn is an award-winning motel offering a package deal to the National Cherry Festival in Young. Our tour showcases the beautiful Hilltop Region. You will enjoy picking your own cherries, tasting the amazing Fudge at Poppas Fudge Factory to the world class blends of coffee at Art of Espresso coffee tasting. We do door to door service from Sydney, 3 nights accommodation including breakfast, dinner and much more.

‘Fruit with Flavour’ We sell Apricots, Cherries, Peaches, Nectarines, Plums, Figs, Plumcots, Table Grapes, Jams & Honey. Over 100 Varieties Grown. We specialise in tree-ripened fruit. Shed door sales from late November – April.

3 Macquarie Street, Cowra Ph: (02) 6342 2011 www.cowramotorinn.com.au

191 Willawong Street, Young Ph: (02) 6382 2910, or 0427 102 169 fruitwithflavour.com.au

GRENFELL The Weddin Mountains National Park is located near the beautiful town of Grenfell, 30mins north of Young. It is the ideal location for birdwatching, camping & bush walking with spectacular views, BBQ’s, undercover picnic area, camping sites and unique Seaton’s Farm. At Grenfell, stock up on supplies, browse the boutique shops and sit with Australian poet Henry Lawson. Grenfell is steeped in history with much of its old-world character maintained. 88 Main Street, Grenfell Ph: (02) 6343 2059 www.grenfell.org.au

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Lambing Flat Folk Museum - household textiles, a war and historic photographic collection, dentistry and hairdressing memorabilia, a full size buggy and even a three legged chook. On display is the “Roll-Up-Flag”, a banner carried by European miners in 1861. This flag forms part of the gold rush and mining history display. School groups and coach groups are welcome, only a short walk from the CBD. Panning equipment can be hired for Fossicking enthusiasts.

Enjoy a relaxing wander through the Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden, built to honour Chinese miners who came to the region during the gold rush period in the 1860s. The gardens include interpretive signage detailing Young’s mining heritage and information on wild birds, fish and wildlife. Picnic facilities, barbecues and toilet facilities are all available making it a perfect stop for lunch. The Garden is located to the south of Young, 5km from the CBD.

2 Campbell St, Young Ph: (02) 6382 2248 www.lambingflatmuseum.webs.com

70 Pitstone Road, Young Ph: 1800 628 233 www.visithilltopsregion.com.au



The perfect place to savour local produce & wood fired artisan breads baked on site. Enjoy cold beer, local & international wines or a wee dram in our intimate bar spaces & whiskey lounge.

The Trandari Wines cellar door is located at the Taubman and Webb Trading Post in Murringo. Sample award winning wines and view a wide range of artisan leather goods and local produce. Open weekends 9.00am to 4.00pm. 26 Murringo Gap Road, Murringo Ph: 0407 344 310 www.trandariwines.com.au

Riverside Dr, Jugiong Ph: 0419 098 828 www.sirgeorge.com.au

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Urban Retreat Young is a family-oriented venue, offering modern Australian food, an entertainment area and toddler playground. Perfect for parties, functions and a range of other special occasions. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 02 6382 1123 www.facebook.com/urbanretreatyoung

The Pastor’s Pleasures, Hand-Made, Small Batch, NSW Fine Food Award Winning, Great Hilltops Flavour and using Hilltops produce as available.

Ph: 0428 280 974 www.thepastorspleasures.com.au

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Grove Estate Wines is located just 4km from Young on the Murringo Road. We are OPEN 7 days a week and are one of the major draw cards to the exciting Hilltops wine region. The extraordinary partnership of viticulturist Brian Mullany with winemakers Bryan Martin and Tim Kirk has resulted in a run of notable wines with a difference. You are welcome to take advantage of the beautiful views whilst relaxing with a glass of wine on the verandah.

Barnes Store Cafe is a great place to relax with friends. We are open for breakfast, lunch or a snack any time. Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or maybe a local wine or beer. Family friendly with home made food and treats for all including vegetarian and gluten free. High Tea, Birthdays and small functions are also available, so give us a call, we would love to help.

4100 Murringo Road, Young Ph: (02) 6382 6999 www.groveestate.com.au

356 Albury St, Murrumburrah Ph: (02) 6386 3316 www.barnesstore.com.au



A Fine Wine store supplying Boutique Wines from the Canberra, Hilltops, Gundagai and Tumbarumba Wine Regions, with a wide range of fine paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewellery, as well as local produce.

Sample our award winning wines, including Champion wine of the Canberra Regional Wine Show 2017. We also offer PYO cherries, apricots and plums in season. See page 28 for more.

Riverside Drive, Jugiong Ph: (02) 6945 4239 www.jugiongwinecellar.com

4321-4335 Olympic Hwy (South), Young Ph: 0418 271 770 www.ballinaclash.com.au

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ART OF ESPRESSO ESPRESSO BAR - ROASTERY BARISTA SCHOOL - LIVE MUSIC Since its pioneering foray into coffee back in 1996, with its mantra of “changing the way coffee is perceived in the bush”, Adrian & Gabrielle Capra, continue a dedicated focus on direct trade with a firm belief towards ethical and sustainable business practices, whilst allowing the brand to focus on its expertise, that being Coffee Roasting, barista training and customer relations. Our flagship Espresso Bar serves award winning coffee roasted on-site, a variety of freshly prepared meals for breakfast and lunch and hosts some of Australia’s premier independent live music performers. Art of Espresso are proud winners of the 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Foods Gold Medal and Champion Roaster in the 100% Australian Single Origin Class.

35 Main Street, Young Ph: (02) 6382 1151 www.artofespresso.com.au Map. C5

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Dining Room OPEN Wed-Sun, Bowling Green, Squash Courts, Gym, H Car Club, Bingo, Cards, Private Function Rooms & Auditorium Seating up to 300ppl. “The best little club in the west!”

Taste our Cherry & Plum Wines, Walnut Rum, Limoncello & a variety of jams. Open 10:30-2:00, Thurs to Sun incl. Situated in Wombat village next to pub. 0437 408 825 www.wombatcellars.com.au www.facebook.com/Wombat-Cellars or on Instagram

55-59 Pudmans Street, Boorowa Ph: (02) 6385 3338 www.boorowaexservices.com.au


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Renovated rooms – TAB – SKY Racing Happy Hour Monday & Wednesday 5.30 – 7pm. Thursdays $15 Chicken Schnitzels and Darts Competition at 7pm. Friday Nights Raffles; Members Draw & $15 Rumps. Saturday & Sunday Pool Competitions 2pm. 4340 Olympic Way, Koorawatha Ph: (02) 6345 3401 www.koorawathahotel.com

HILLTOPS HONEY THE LIGHT HORSE HOTEL MURRUMBURRAH The Light Horse Hotel is the oldest trading hotel in Murrumburrah offering guest accommodation, coffee, restaurant and bar facilities. Lovingly restored in keeping with Victorian heritage but with a contemporary styled edge. 337 Albury St, Harden Ph: 0407 681 915

Hilltops Honey is owned and run by 3rd generation beekeeper Tony, his wife Jane and their family. Our honey is completely pure raw and natural and is gathered fresh from our bees for you to enjoy. All our honey and beeswax products are lovingly handmade, with the utmost care and attention to detail, using our own pure, raw honey and pure raw beeswax, together with organic and natural ingredients. PO Box 1234, Young Ph: 0429 405 889 www.hilltopshoney.com.au

HILLTOPS REGIONAL WINE CELLAR The Hilltops Regional Wine Cellar is located within the Young Visitor Information Centre at the Historic Railway Station on Lovell Street. Offering a comprehensive range of award winning wines for sale from the Hilltops Region Including various vintages from; Moppity Vineyards, Grove Estate Wines, Think Out Side the Circle, Ballinaclash Fruit & Wine, Trandari Wines, Lockwood Vineyard, Freeman Vineyards, I Can Not Tell A Lie Wines, Lindsay Woodonga Hill Winery, Wombat Cellars, McWilliams Hilltops Barwang and Chalkers Crossing Wines. Open: 7 days a week including Public Holidays (except Good Friday & Christmas Day & Boxing Day).

Ph: 1800 628 233 or contact vic@hilltops.nsw.gov.au www.visithilltopsregion.com.au Map. O4



Quality mens clothing for all ages, from casual to formal. Great ranges of summer polos & shorts, winter knit wear, fleece tops & bottoms, to more formal suiting. Suit hire and accessories available.

We are retailers of general antiques and collectables, specialising in affordable Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Mid-Century original lighting and accessories. Open Friday to Monday 10am-4pm.

152 Boorowa St, Young Ph: (02) 6382 6762 www.mensland.com.au

2244 Murringo Rd, Murringo Ph: (02) 6384 6218 E: coronationcoll@optusnet.com.au

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The Wool Room Specialises in wool and natural fibre products. Sheepskin boots, knitwear, possum & merino clothing, merino thermals, socks, gloves, yarn, knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving & felting supplies. Afterpay available.

Botanica Romantica is a petite vintage, garden and gift boutique awaiting your discovery! It’s an absolute must-do for treasure hunters, simply brimming with interesting goodies, beautiful plants and desirable giftware.

221 Boorowa St, Young Ph: 0447 919 212 www.thewoolroom.com.au

18 Neill St, Harden Ph: 0410 774 831 www.facebook.com/botanicaromantica

THE QUIRKY CROW HANDMADE | ORIGINAL GALLERY | SHOP | STUDIO Ceramics • Art • Glass • Apparel • Jewellery Open Friday to Monday 10am to 4pm And other times by appointment. 1 Riverside Drive, Jugiong Ph: 0429 927 185 or 0413 138 774 www.quirkycrow.net

ANNIE B’S FULL HOUSE Annie B’s Full House has been owned by Annie and Gerald Bassingthwaighte for 14 years. On the sunny side of the street near NAB this gift and kitchenware business stocks Glasshouse candles and products, MOR Marshmellow, Willow Tree, Maxwell and Williams, Scanpan, Le Chasseur, Zyliss and Avanti to name a few. Gift Wrapping, Lay By’s and Gift Vouchers are available. Open 7 days. 102 Boorowa St, Young Ph: (02) 6382 5970 www.facebook.com/anniebs.fullhouse or on Instagram

THE HOMESTEAD STYLE FASHION BOUTIQUE The Homestead Style fashion boutique offers great service and quality garments for stylish women. Come in and browse our selections from trusted labels Yarra Trail, Goondiwindi Cotton, Jump, and more! 44 Neill St, Harden Ph: 0415 308 090 www.facebook.com/thehomesteadstyle

CORCORANS PLAINS WEDDING VENUE This historic property offers a range of outdoor wedding settings for your ceremony and photography and a wedding marquee for your reception. Homestead accommodation and Conference bookings available.

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288 Cunningar Rd, Boorowa Ph: 0408 677 940 www.corcoransplains.com.au

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THE RUSTIC MAZE & COUNTRY GARDEN A unique experience for the whole family: fun, views, history and more. Explore our maze with its hidden treasures & riddles, play games and wander through our beautiful garden. Enjoy a coffee, treat or light meal in The Old Shearers Quarters CafĂŠ. We also do functions! Visit us online, on social media or call us for opening hours and all we offer. Jerrybang Lane, Monteagle Ph: 0429 834 217 www.therusticmaze.com.au



A Community cinema running most days. Your number one destination for entertainment in the Hilltops. Our program can be downloaded from our website or visit us on Facebook!

Call into Bluestill and sample our Award Winning Whiskies and Liqueurs while enjoying the sweeping views of our lovely town.

96 Main St, Young Ph: (02) 6382 1000 www.southerncrosscinema.org

161 Henry Lawson Way, Young Ph: 0429 844 265 www.bluestill.net.au

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BOOROWA COURT HOUSE ARTS & CRAFTS CO-OP Open 7 Days 10am - 5pm (Closed Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Days) The Court House is in its original state of 130 years ago. Handmade craft, Devonshire Teas and light refreshments, local jams, pickles, relish, home cooking. Historical books on Boorowa district and souvenirs are available. Boorowa Visitor Information Centre. 44 Marsden St (PO Box 65), Boorowa Ph: (02) 6385 3885

JUGIONG COUNTRY EXPERIENCE Visit picturesque Jugiong & experience a holdup by a bungling bushranger who becomes your tour guide. He’ll show you the sights and dazzle you with information on Jugiong & all it has to offer; from the Murrumbidgee River, historic buildings including the bush school where Richie Benaud attended, bushranger past, spectacular scenery, unique shopping & much more. Tours include morning, afternoon teas or lunch, old fashioned country hospitality with live entertainment & lots of laughs. Situated just off the Hume Highway a short distance from the townships of Young, Harden, Boorowa, Cootamundra Gundagai and Yass & a little over an hour from Canberra, Jugiong is a progressive village that still retains its quaint rural charm & character. Group bookings; coach companies, seniors tours, school excursions, also Rotary, Probus, special interest clubs etc Riverside Dr, Jugiong Ph: 0429 927 185 Map. C9

HILLTOPS RETREAT MOTOR INN Stay at this charming Young motel, located on the southern outskirts of town, in a quiet, picturesque garden setting adjacent to cherry orchards and close to wineries. Fully Licensed Restaurant open for Dinner and Breakfast 4662 Olympic Hwy, Young Ph: (02) 6382 3300 Map. L9


HARDEN COUNTRY MOTEL Harden Country Motel is a 23 room motel where our guests receive country hospitality. We have a variety of different rooms to suit most needs including family suites and wheelchair friendly rooms. All our rooms are either new or have been recently refurbished. The motel has a multipurpose room – ideal for small private or business functions. It is a short walk to the town’s facilities including the station where trains from both Sydney and Melbourne stop daily. Shops, the local pool, playground and skate park are also within a few minutes walk. Coaches and groups are welcome- catering available. We have off street parking. A BBQ in a garden setting is available for guest use.

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Papillon Overnight Stays - a self-contained unit with private entry. This cosy haven contains bedroom, en-suite/grab rails, air-con living room, TV, use of cooking facilities/microwave, dishwasher, BBQ & Bali Hut areas. 21 Brock St, Young Ph: 0402 573 301 E: clairegoodwin47@bigpond.com

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COLENSO COUNTRY RETREAT Your perfect country break, two beautiful cottages on a farm near Harden, Young and Boorowa. Less than 1.5 hours from Canberra and only 3.5 hours from Sydney. Both cottages are self catering, pet friendly country accommodation. ‘The Retreat’ sleeps eight and ‘Walker’s’ sleeping four. Both with wonderful enclosed deck areas. Catering can be provided to your door by “Rosie Bakes For You”. Check our web site for details for your next getaway. Colenso Rd, Galong Ph: 0427 770 697 www.colensocountryretreat.com.au

CLIFTON HOUSE & GARDENS A historic homestead offering adult farmstay accommodation on a working farm. Ideal for a relaxed weekend escape or to base yourself to explore the Hilltops Region. Dining available.

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94 Maimuru SS Rd, Young Ph: 0408 249 954 www.cliftonhouseandgardens.com

YOUNG TOURIST PARK Prices: Powered site $33.00, unpowered $25.00, Ensuite site $5, Ensuite cabins from $100. Features: Pool BBQ’s, Pets (not in cabins) Camp kitchen. 17 Edwards St, Young Ph: (02) 6382 2190 youngtouristpark@gmail.com

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COLONIAL MOTEL AND SERVICED APARTMENTS YOUNG The Colonial Motel and Serviced Apartments Young offers a variety of accommodation ranging from motel rooms to executive suites and 2 bedroom apartments. Whether you are travelling alone, with a family or a group, we have an accommodation option for you. All rooms come with free WiFi, free parking, Foxtel and pet friendly upon request. Olympic Highway, Young Ph: (02) 6382 2822 www.colonialmotelyoung.com.au

HARDEN CARAVAN PARK Facilities include sites suitable for caravans, camping including powered sites and cabins. The park is situated close to Harden swimming pool and Newson Park. Centrally located and a short walk to Hardens CBD.

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Albury Street, Harden Ph: 0400 078 467 www.visithilltopsregion.com.au

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Relax, unwind and enjoy our spectacular views, amazing stars in our 3 bedroom self-contained cottage just 10kms outside Boorowa. Our cottage has full kitchen and reverse cycle air conditioning. Located on family-run working sheep farm Sleeps 8, minimum 1 night stay. Pet friendly. For bookings contact Sharee & Bill direct, facebook us also. 854 Rugby Rd, Boorowa Ph: 0427 200 981 www.homeaway.com.au/wantanafarmstay

Come and enjoy a tranquil visit at the Boorowa Caravan Park in a quiet, shady location beside the Boorowa River. Motorhomes welcome, dump site located beside the caravan park. Animals welcome. Two on site cabins for up to 4 people. Powered and unpowered sites. 93-95 Brial St, Boorowa Ph: (02) 6385 3658

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ST CLEMENT’S RETREAT AND CONFERENCE CENTRE Where peace and serenity meet. On the picturesque south-west slopes of NSW. Only an hour from Canberra and 3 ½ hours from Sydney. Close to rail and bus links. Specialising in conferences and retreats for up to 100 people. Ideal overnight stop for bus tours to Canberra and surrounds. Tours of historic Galong “Castle” and Museum. Popular destination for artists, cultural, craft and historical groups. For information and bookings email info@stclement.com.au.

Kalangan Rd, Galong Ph: (02) 6380 5222 www.stclement.com.au