Short Drives & Day Trips
Cootamundra – Bradman’s birthplace at Cootamundra ‘Wattle town’ hosts a collection of memorabilia on the Australian icon cricketer Don Bradman. Also view the Captains Walk in Jubilee Park which features 42 bronze sculptures of Australian Test Cricket Captains, along with Unaarrimim the leading aboriginal player in the first Australian cricket team to tour England in 1868.
Adelong – a unique and impressive heritage-listed township. Stroll along the tree-lined streets and enjoy the country village lifestyle and warm genuine hospitality. Adelong Falls, with its rich gold mining past, is an ideal spot to have a leisurely picnic or swim, or to explore the historic goldfields.
- Tumut – 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.
- Junee – Take a trip through the farming country of Nangus 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. Also check out the Kaybundah Lavender Farm a short drive from town.
- Take the scenic route to Yass via Adjungbilly and Wee Jasper, on your way back via the Hume Highway visit Bowning and the Crisp Galleries
- Gundagai is your gateway to explore the scenic foothills of the Snowy Mountains as you make your way along the Snowy Valleys Way. Pass through quaint historic towns including Tumut, Corryong, Tumbarumba and on to Beechworth where you can sample the region’s cool climate wines direct from cellar doors and local eateries.